Ciara O’Connor


Ciara studied the Vocals stream of our BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music degree at BIMM Insitute Dublin. Session vocalist and songwriter Ciara O’Connor has worked as a backing vocalist for Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, James Vincent McMorrow, among many others. Her work over the past three years has primarily been touring and performing with Dua Lipa.

Ciara has toured stadiums throughout Europe, America, and Asia. She’s also made appearances on a selection of prime-time television programs such as; Jools Holland, Graham Norton, Good Morning America, The American Music Awards (AMA’s), Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and many more. She has also done shows for Amazon, Adidas, Cartier, Spotify, Warner Records, Deezer, Yves Saint Laurent, Formula 1 Grand Prix, and Chanel.

Whilst growing up in London and Dublin, Ciara worked professionally as both an actress and a dancer, landing the female lead in the ITV series ‘The Fugitives’ and becoming ‘The Voice of Anne Frank’ for the International Anne Frank Trust. She worked closely with Dance Theatre of Ireland as an assistant choreographer and trained in Pineapple Studios London and City Dance San Francisco CA, whilst also appearing in television and theatre with Ponydance Theatre Company.

When not touring, Ciara loves to teach, which she started at the age of sixteen, leading dance classes at The Dance Theatre of Ireland. She worked as a vocal and performance coach at The Gaiety School of Acting for four years during her time at BIMM Institute Dublin. Ciara then became a certified B.A.S.T. singing teacher. As a part of this community, she stays up to date with the most recent research in voice science for contemporary singing teaching.

Ciara is currently writing for her debut release as a solo artist and is due to join Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” stadium world tour in 2021.

Keep up to date with Ciara’s touring life at @ciaraeoconnor

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