In 2004 Sinéad graduated from Trinity College where she studied Drama and Theatre Studies. She works as a lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance throughout Ireland. She has received an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Lighting on three occasions, in 2010 for Happy Days (Corn Exchange), in 2009 for Knives in Hens (Landmark Productions) and in 2007 for Saved (Abbey Theatre) and Don Carlos (Rough Magic). Her recent lighting designs include Brian Irvine and Netia Jones’s Least Like The Other (Irish National Opera), Annwyl (National Dance Company of Wales), The Fall of the Second Republic (Abbey Theatre/Corn Exchange), The Haircut (The Ark). Other theatre, dance and opera credits include The Patient Gloria (PanPan/ Abbey Theatre), The Country Girls, Anna Karenina, Oedipus, By the Bog of Cats, Christ Deliver Us, La Dispute, The Seafarer (Abbey Theatre), Danse Morob (The Emergency Room), and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Wide Open Opera), Verdi’s Rigoletto (Opera Theatre Company), The Seagull, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Corn Exchange), A Tender Thing (Siren Productions), Wrongheaded, Body and Forgetting, Fast Portraits, 12 Minute Dances (Liz Roche Company), and Miss Julie (Landmark Productions). Sinéad is resident lighting designer at The Lir Academy where she leads the lighting design module on the Masters in Stage Design.