Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors
Note: All times are listed in CENTRAL TIME ZONE. Thank you!
Instructor Website: http://www.danielleenblom.com/
Teaching Online Beginning Sean-nos Dance Sampler (Thursday only)
Dancer, musician, enthochoreologist, and founder of The Step Collective, Danielle Enblom grew up steeped in Irish music and dance. Danielle brings other dance practices to her teaching, performance, and research but her dancing is largely informed by her early years at Irish sessions and ceilis in the Twin Cities, time dancing in Ireland, her fiddle playing, and more recently, her own French Canadian and Métis heritage.
Danielle holds a Diploma in Traditional Irish Music from UCC, and an MA in Dance History from Munster Technological University, and was among the first dancers from the USA to study and teach sean-nós dance and old-style Irish step dance forms. She has lived in Cork, Kerry, and Belfast and has learned from and/or been influenced greatly by Peggy McTeggart (Cork), John Cullinane (Cork), Jonathan Kelliher (Tralee), Father Pat Ahern (Tralee), Sharon Phelan (Tralee), Robert Hunter (Belfast), Cormac O'Sé (Dublin/MN), and Kieran Jordan (Boston). Many of Danielle's teachers have direct ties to some of the last itinerant dancing masters in Ireland, Jeremiah Molyneaux, Comack O’Keefe, and Stevie Comerford, and Danielle carries their steps and styles through in her own work. Currently, Danielle is focused on The Bad Neighbors Rhythm Project with NY-based bodhrán player, Anna Colliton, and The Step Collective, a project which brings dancers and musicians from North Atlantic traditions together in one space to teach, perform, and have conversations about traditional intersections.