Rebecca McGowan performs, choreographs, and teaches traditional Irish dance in the Boston area. Rooted in traditional step dancing, her dancing also draws on the musicality of older-style and sean-nós dance, the grace of soft shoe, and the joy social dance and music traditions. Rebecca has performed at the Kennedy Center, in WGBH’s “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn,” at numerous festivals on the east coast, and frequently with duet partner Jackie O’Riley. She began dancing as a child with Clare Sullivan and later with Kieran Jordan and the Culkin School. Rebecca has been on the faculty of the Catskills Irish Arts Week, Pinewoods Camp, and CCE MAD Week, and teaches sean-nós dance and non-competitive step dancing for all ages in the Boston area.
Photo: Olivia Moon Photography