Laois Dance Platform is a Youth Dance festival hosted by Laois Youth Dance Ensemble in collaboration with Dunamaise Arts Centre. The event showcases an array of talented young dancers across Ireland alongside dance professionals, establishing a dance community and facilitating a network of artists.
Laois Youth Dance Ensemble is a youth contemporary dance company based in Co. Laois, funded by the Arts Council, supported by Laois Arts Office and Dunamaise Arts Centre. Dance artist Erica Pessanha Borges is the Artistic Director of Laois Dance Platform and Laois Youth Dance Ensemble. She founded the youth company and the festival in 2013 with the support of Michelle de Forge, director of Dunamaise Arts Centre.