Danielle Enblom is a sean-nós dancer, old-style step dancer, fiddler, teacher, and Ethnochoreologist. She trained in Ireland as both a practitioner and researcher, receiving a Diploma in Traditional Irish Music from University College Cork and an MA in Ethnochoreology under fellowship from the Tralee Institute of Technology. Danielle’s deep embodied knowledge informs her pathbreaking research and performance at the intersection of old-style Irish dance, sean-nós, and other traditional percussive practices in North America, including Appalachian clogging, Quebecois step dancing, and Cape Breton step dancing.
“I have often played music for Danielle’s dancing. She brings joy to the music with her intricate footwork and her welcoming smile. When she dances, Danielle imbues grace, delicacy, and art with little effort.” ~ Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh
Danielle has taught, performed, and studied with artists and via institutions around the world. Appearances include collaborations and projects with Anna Colliton, Kieran Jordan, Sean McCommiskey, Josh Dukes, Altan, Daithi Sproule, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Brian Miller, Norah Rendell, Nathan Gourley, Anna Lethert, Nick Yenson, Paul Brock, Enda Scahill, Manus McGuire, Julie Fowless, Nic Gareiss, and Paddy O’Brien (Offally). Notable institutional collaborations include BBC Alba, The New York Trad Fest, The New York City Irish Dance Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Earful of Fiddle, Dance Research Forum Ireland, The International Dance Studies Association, UW Milwaukee, The Minnesota Irish Fair, and St. Paul Irish Arts Week.
Danielle took a pause from gigging and teaching to pursue her MA in Tralee, Cork, and Belfast, and pursue a career as a Waldorf/Steiner School teacher. Since returning to the world of dance full time, she has hit the ground running with new endeavors, including The Bad Neighbors Rhythm Project, a one of a kind collaboration with Anna Colliton exploring Irish tradition and rhythm; and The Step Collective, an online resource and a soon to be launched podcast relating to traditional step dance traditions and their musical counterparts.
Instructor – Sean-nós Dancing