Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern is a Brussels & Berlin based freelance performer, choreographer and movement director who emphasizes humanity in his work.
He believes strongly in the power of collaborative approach and is known for his visceral, masterful approach to partnering work and for pairing subtle theatricality with dynamic physicality. Following a seven year tenure creating and performing with New York City based dance-theatre company, Pilobolus, he moved to Belgium where he has spent four years as a lead performer and choreographic assistant of Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Fitzgerald has contributed to more than thirty major productions across a wide range of platforms for movement and dance including contemporary theatre, opera, concert dance, music videos and film. Working with Cherkaoui, Pilobolus, Damien Jalet, Marina Abramovic and many other major choreographers and directors, he has performed over one thousand live shows in theatres and opera houses worldwide and his work has been seen on live television, in cinemas, and on screen by millions. Shawn has been a creative contributor for three Grammy Award nominated dance films (Anima, Thom York/Netflix; All Is Not Lost, OKGo; ApeS**t, The Carters) and is currently on the creation team for a new work under the direction of Damien Jalet, set to premiere at the Chaillot theatre, Paris, France, and in Tokyo, Japan in Autumn 2021.