Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Instructor Website: http://www.siobhanbutler.com/
Teaching D02: Sean-nos Dance and FS04: Sampler: Intro to Sean-nos Dance (Friday only)
Sean-Nós dancer Siobhan Butler is an acclaimed performer and teacher based in the North East. She has been featured on many platforms including the nationally televised stations TG4 and RTE in Ireland and the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Siobhan has performed and collaborated internationally with many of the leading traditional artists including Kevin Burke, Cherish the Ladies, Nic Gareiss, and Patrick Ourceau with Tony McManus, in addition to a recent European tour with the favored Irish dance show, Rhythm of the Dance. With over 15 years of dance experience, Siobhan’s style is a well balanced mix of musicality, elegance, and felicity. As a teacher, she breaks down rhythmic movements used in Sean-Nós dance for students to start building their own repertoire. Inspired by the styles of many different regions, Siobhan’s dancing is highly influenced by the dancing of Clare and Connemara. Interspersed in her dance explanations are stories and histories of dancers and steps.