From Boston, Rebecca McGowan performs, choreographs, and teaches traditional and sean-nós Irish dance. Drawing on the musicality of older-style step dance and the joy of social dance traditions, Rebecca is interested in exploring dance as music and making Irish dance lyrical and approachable. She performs and has been on the faculty of the Catskills Irish Arts Week, Acadia Trad Festival, and CCE MAD Week and others.
Together with duet partner Jackie O’Riley, she released a unique visual album From the Floor in 2019. As a child Rebecca began dancing with Clare Sullivan and later studied with Kieran Jordan and the Culkin School, and continues studying with master teachers and dancing socially.
Rebecca has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as a 2022 Choreography Fellow (with Jackie O’Riley), Somerville Artist Fellowships, the Boston Foundation, and NEFA, and she directs a non-competitive step dancing school for adults in the Boston area.
Instructor – Sean-Nós Dancing