Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreographer of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient.
As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.
Maldon has performed and or taught at the Milwaukee Irish Festival (Wisconsin), the Boffin Arts Festival (Ireland), the Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp (Washington), Aladdin Theater (Oregon), Irish Connections Festival (Massachusetts), Sean-nós Milwaukee (Wisconsin), the Portland Christmas Revels, and Brian O’Donovan’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn (Massachusetts). She has performed on stage with Johnny B Connolly, Dale Russ, Kevin Burke, Danu, Jackie Daly, Ronan Regan, Kieran Jordan and Shannon Dunne.
Maldon is a founding member of Sean-nós Northwest, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting dance, song and language in the Pacific Northwest. In the spring of 2010 she opened the Maldon Meehan Dance Studio where she holds regular classes and workshops.
Instructor – Sean-nós Dancing | Workshop – Steps & Tunes: A Session for Dancers and Musicians