Irina Vartopeanu

Student Information


My name is Irina Vartopeanu. I come from Romania but I recently moved to Scotland to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the BA Performance in BSL and English course.

I am fluent in four languages: English, British Sign Language (BSL), Romanian and Romanian Sign Language (LSR).  I’ve got many years of experience in the dance field.

At the moment, I’m rehearsing for the Showcase which will be coming soon. We will be showing a variety of dialogues and monologues. In May we will perform The Coat directed by Ramesh Meyyappan.  In the future I’m going to apply for funding to create my own devised performance; I’m also interested into acting and directing for both theatre and film.


Headshot by Scott Cadenhead 


  • Dance/Movement: Hip Hop, Tango, Salsa, Waltz, Movement, Comedy, Mask, Romania Folk Dance, Devising, Visual
  • Languages: Romania Sign Language (LSR), British Sign Language (BSL), English and Romanian

Work Experience:

Theatre credits include:

  • The Assumption (Solar Bear)
  • Mary Queen of Scots, Brethren, Mary Chorus, Lord and Ambassador in Glory on Earth (RCS)
  • August: Osage County (RCS)
  • Rosa in Sonder (RCS),
  • Hanna in The Gashlycrumb Tinies (RCS)
  • Heartsore (Macrobert Arts Centre)

Film credits include:

  • Kat in Anger Management ( RCS Short Film)
  • Maria in Carolina (Original project On the Verge Festival)

Previous experience:

Prior to moving to Glasgow from Romania, Irina toured and appeared on television as part of No Limits dance group. They reached the final of Romania’s Got Talent in 2012. She has also previously worked with Catalin Baicus on production of Dance or Die. Irina is grateful to be supported by the Dewar Arts Awards.


The Assumption

The Assumption

The Assumption

The Assumption

The Assumption

The Assumption

The Assumption

Glory On Earth

Glory On Earth

A Wonderful World

Dance or Die




Excerpt from The Assumption