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Dominic was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. They began performing at the age of 9, competing in poetry and monologue competitions, under the tutelage of their mother, a speech and drama teacher. After a stint in The Dublin Youth Theatre, they made their screen acting debut in the 1998 Irish language film, ‘Lipservice’ directed by Paul Mercier, where they played the boy who speaks French. Dominic then went on to take Theatre Studies at Inchicore Senior College. There, they studied, mime, contemporary dance, improvisation, stage management, and video production.

In 2010, Dominic began working as a physical theatre performer and storyteller with TIE touring theatre companies in Spain. They performed for one season with Nu Accents, two seasons with SOS In Action, and five seasons with Chameleon Theatre. They also started doing stand-up comedy that same year. In 2012, Dominic worked as a camp counselor in Connecticut for two and half months followed by six weeks living in NYC doing stand-up comedy. They performed at The Broadway Comedy Club, The Pit, Gotham Comedy Club (Basement), and took a comedy workshop with Jeff Lawerence at Laughing Buddha Comedy. When they returned to Madrid, they began organizing and hosting comedy open mic nights.

In 2014, Dominic co-founded Atlantis Improv and Atlantis Improv junior and began performing ticketed shows for adults and children in Madrid. The following year, they co-founded Diamonds Comedy and began co-compering ticketed comedy shows for adults.
They joined MAD Improv as a student and later co-formed the performance troupe, as a paid performer.

In 2015, Dominic co-founded the film production group, Sketch Pats, co-producing five Youtube comedy sketches. They began writing for the comedian social media network, Comedywire. They also starred in the comedy short, ‘The Mature Student’ produced by College Times in Dublin.

In 2017, Dominic returned their focus to film production and acting, with supporting roles in the short films, ‘Monday’ and ‘The Stranger’. Dominic then directed their first music video, ‘Guiri Gringo’, produced their own first short film, ‘Heartbeat’, and was also cast in their first lead role, in the indie feature, ‘36 Husbands’. In preparation for this role, they trained in screen acting techniques with Scott Cleverdon and Assumpta Serna for five months (November 2017-March 2018). They then spent six months filming ’36 Husbands’ on location, in Australia, Germany, and LA. Followed by a stand-up tour of California.

After relocating to Berlin in late 2018, they signed with Crawford Talents. 2019 saw them taking part in ‘The Bear -True Stories’ live events, as a guest storyteller. They continued their screen acting training, training with David Penn at The Naked Face. Dominic was then cast as a lead role in the graduation film, ‘No World Like Mine’ directed by Mike Herbers. When filming finished, they began working on their first children’s book, ‘The Secret Words’, as well as co-writing their first feature screenplay, ‘K4, A Plastic World’. Dominic co-founded Madrid 48 Hour Film Slam with Nichole Hastings and held the first event in May 2019. In June, they volunteered as a stage manager at The Berlin Music Video Awards.

In September 2019 Dominic relocated to the UK. There, through their new production alias, Cosmic Travel Productions, they began working on a proof of concept trailer for a TV pilot, with Citricity Ltd, in Yorkshire.

In 2020, their first children’s book ‘The Secret Words’ was published by Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream Publishers in San Diego, USA. Following the success of this book, they have recently self-published the sequel, Tojo’s Dream, (October 2021) available on Amazon. 2020 saw them signed with a new agency, Nic Knight Management. It also saw them complete a three-month internship in broadcasting with Relaks Radio in London, where they conceived, co-produced, and presented the talk show, The Art & Spirituality Show, interviewing artists, actors, comedians, and poets. Dominic also began training with Manuel Puro’s The Acting Habit, taking multiple feedback workshops in screen acting with various casting directors in both English and Spanish.
They trained with The Performance Captured Academy (PCAUK) in London, in stage combat (Swords) for Motion Capture, for four months. In October, they began training and performing short-form Improv with The LA Connection Comedy (online) and went on to train with them for 8 months taught by John Dardenne. In November, an invitation to perform at The Comedy Store’s King Kong show in Manchester (online) saw them survive 2 minutes and 2 seconds of a possible three.

This year, 2021, they’ve continued their Motion Capture training with PCAUK and spent 20 hours in the volume at Centroid 3D. Dominic studied with The Frank Stein Studio in Barcelona (online) with Luci Lenox, completing an eight-week scene study class in July. They signed with Emily Dean at The Mocap Agency, for Mocap and Pcap roles. In September, Dominic began training with Panther Taekwondo Black Belt Academy and was recently graded in their white belt. Most recently (December 2021), Dominic trained at ID Fight’s Screen Combat Unarmed (Foundation) course, at Make It studios. As well as taking further feedback workshops with The Acting Habit. They also returned to The Comedy Store stage, (this time in person) for the King Gong show live in Covent Garden.

They are currently a Master of Ceremonies with The Lucky Cow Quiz Company, hosting at various venues in London.

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The Secret Words is now published with Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream Publishing and available worldwide!

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