I am a teaching artist, producer, and opera librettist. My work has garnered international recognition, with commissioned pieces featured on prestigious stages worldwide, such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, New National Theatre Tokyo, Staatstheater Augsburg, and Broadway's Miller Theater. Notably, I founded and produced over 25 groundbreaking productions for Secret Cinema, before extending immersive art experiences to institutional clients. Collaborations with organizations like The National Trust, The National Archives, and Kensington and Chelsea Culture have driven my mission to illuminate marginalized histories.
Through my company, O'Neill/Ross, I have directed interactive performance art and site-responsive artwork for the past fifteen years. Highlights include projects like Surrealist Taxi, Neo Futurist Collective at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, and immersive concerts featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra and Johnny Greenwood. My five-year contribution to Kensington and Chelsea’s Art festival of site-specific work, InTransit, rounds out my portfolio.
My academic pursuits include autoethnographic Master's research on decolonization and Scottish Highland Warrior hagiography at Fontys Academy of the Arts, Tilburg and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Additionally, I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Public Health from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Presently, I am a scholar at Edinburgh Napier's Centre for Military Research, Education, and Public Engagement, exploring the transformative power of art in bridging the military-civilian gap.
As the Creative Director of Army at the Fringe, I collaborate with The British Army in Scotland, curating and producing theatre and art experiences. I also lend my expertise as a Trustee for Moray Art Centre in Findhorn, advising on their Art in Nature Creative Wellbeing Program. Recognized as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Arts and The Royal Society for Public Health, I serve as a visiting lecturer in Drama at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Fine Art at Moray School of Art. Additionally, I am a member of The City of Edinburgh's Independent Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review Implementation Group.