Colm O’Grady was born in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. He’s been professionally creating circus theatre shows for over 20 years, touring over 30 countries with theatre companies, circus troupes, cabarets, with numerous duos, as a solo circus performer and clown.
Since 2011 he studies the clown pedagogy of master teacher Michel Dallaire biannually, which he still continues to this day.
Before that Colm studied for 2 years with Philippe Gaulier at l’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He has followed a series of master classes over a 6 year period with movement and theatre maestro Monika Panyeaux culminating in her book ‘Inside, Outside’.
Colm is currently Co-Director with Maximilian Rambaek for Palazzo (Berlin, Germany) whilst also playing one of the main protagonists for their production Glücksjäger for the fifth winter season running in one of their beautiful Spiegel Tents.
Among other projects in Summer 2019 he will be touring festivals with his solo street theatre shows- Yodel and Cirque de Sally.
Colm is one half of the renowned duo Naked Lunch with Kevin Brooking, (www.ouch-zirk.com) with collectively over 30 million hits on Youtube. This coming year will be their 11th year collaborating and touring the world having crazy adventures together.
O’Grady is a co-founder of Clowns Without Borders Ireland (2007), where he is the director of the organisation since its conception. (www.cwbireland.com)
Photo: Benard Boccara