Bridget Madden is an Irish Dance performer, choreographer and teacher. She graduated from the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) with a 1st class honors degree in contemporary dance and since then has performed in various dance shows in over 20 countries worldwide, including the Kremlin, Red Square (Moscow), Royal Concert Hall (Tokyo), Citifield stadium (New York), Inside/Out stage (Massachusetts) and Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver) . She has taught masterclasses in Irish Dance and Dance and movement in the USA, Czech Republic, Holland, Finland, Poland and Russia. She has produced Choreography for stage, Opera, open air arena, Hospital wards and Film: winning the Reel Islington short film Award (London, UK) and 3rd place for the Grolsch International film festival for ‘Belfast Dance’, alongside NI Screen. Along with dance, Bridget also raises funds for various charities. Last year, Bridget ran the Disneyland Half marathon in Los Angeles, for the Arts Care Charity (Belfast, Northern Ireland) and she will visit Malawi in South Africa, working alongside ‘Homes for Habitat NI’, rebuilding communities in summer 2018. Bridget facilitated with Arts Care (Belfast) as a project Artist across the five Health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland, engaging a range of ward based patients, day centers and community groups through Dance and movement. Bridgets work at the University of Florida is inclusive of the Creative Forces Project in association with the VA and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bridget will work alongside creative Arts Therapists to create a manual for delivering arts based practice via Telehealth.