British born, brought up in London, Oonagh has spent her adult life living between Paris and Brussels where she is still based. She has been a dancer, choreographer, cultural journalist, producer/programmer, theatre director, translator and film maker.
As a producer/programmer she’s worked for big institution like The Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Place Theatre in London and Les Brigittines in Brussels. She currently manages different arts projects from her own organisation, The Tinderbox, including the precursor of collective dance initiatives, the Bal Moderne.
As a journalist she has contributed to The Guardian, Elle Magazine, The Evening Standard, City Limits and Time Out as well as the Belgian, English language publications Agenda, The Bulletin and Flanders Today. At the moment she is director of Springback Academy, an EU funded programme aimed at encouraging aspiring dance writers. She is also working on her third film project about the gentrification of the area in which she lives in Brussels and the exclusion of the young, third generation immigrant Moroccans in the process. Very recently she began writing humorous poems and fiction under a pseudonym. A desire to upend, in a playful way, preconceptions and pretentions, is what, in hindsight, has underpinned her multiple professional endeavors.