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.
After 5 years with Palazzo, Germany as an artist and co-director, Colm will be touring Germany with the renouned Flic Flac‘s new show PUNXXX.
Among other projects in Summer 2019 he will be touring festivals with his solo street theatre show Yodel.
2019-20 he will also be teaching with Declic Circus in the South of France.
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 12th 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)
From 2011-18 he studied the clown pedagogy of the late master teacher Michel Dallaire biannually.
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’.
Photo: Benard Boccara