Róise works as the Artistic Director of Artsadmin in London. Prior to her appointment she worked as Guest Dramaturg at Vooruit in Belgium, and as a freelance arts programmer in Ireland. Under the banner of The Local Group, she created performance projects with artists and communities of place and interest in off-the-grid locations between 2015 and 2019.
She studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2004. In 2008, she was appointed as Director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, which she led for 5 years, and where she established Fringe Lab, a year-round studio and artist-support programme.
Highlights of her freelance career include working with Prime Cut in Belfast on artist development, and 2 ECOC bids including Three Sisters 2020. Alongside her work in the performing arts, she has written for television, most notably the TG4 series Aifric.