Photo: Wendy Whelan

​Siobhan Burke

Siobhan Burke is a dance writer based in Brooklyn. She contributes regularly to The New York Times and Dance Magazine. She has also written for The Brooklyn Rail, The Performance Club, Hyperallergic, and Pointe Magazine, among other publications. She was a 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow.

Burke grew up studying Irish dance near her hometown of Northampton, MA, and in County Kerry, Ireland. She joined the North American company of Riverdance in 2005. As a student at Barnard College, she turned her focus to contemporary dance and, after graduating in 2008, performed with choreographers including Darrah Carr, RoseAnne Spradlin, Jillian Sweeney, Rebecca Warner, and Narcissister.

Burke holds a B.A. in American Studies from Barnard, where she began teaching in in 2013 and, since 2015, has helped to organize a union of contingent faculty. She has read her work at Sarah Maxfield’s Now and Then series and The Poetry Project.

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Past Classes & Events

Talking Heads: What’s Your How?

March 15, 2017
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