Sheena McGrandles,(*1984) originally from Northern Ireland, graduated with a BA in Dance Theatre from the Laban Center, London (2007). From 2008-2009 she was an artist in resident with Daghdha Dance Company, Limerick, Ireland in which her choreographic research was award with a ‘Choreographic Bursary Award’ from the DanceHouse, Dublin. In 2009 she was selected for an 18 month residency as part of ‘The Fourteen’ at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds. Most recently Sheena has completed her MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA) at HZT/UdK, Berlin (2012), with the support of a scholarship from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. During the summer of 2012 she received the danceWEB scholarship in Vienna. At present Sheena is working with the artist Eva Meyer-Keller and has just premiered her new work ‘true balls’ as part of the K3 Choreographer in residency program in Hamburg and over the next 3 years she will be supported through the PAP Mentoring Program in Berlin. Her artistic practice, both performative and visual is concerned with queering the body in performance, drag and the representation of women on stage. Since October 2013 she is artistic research associate at the BA “Dance, Context, Choreography” at HZT Berlin.