​Siobhan Burke

Siobhan Burke lives in New York City, where she writes about dance and other modes of live performance. A regular contributor to the New York Times, she has written for Artforum.com, The Brooklyn Rail, Cultured, Dance Magazine, Open Space, The Performance Club, The Village Voice, and other publications. She was a 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow and received a 2018 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Siobhan’s writing is informed by her background as a dancer. Originally from Northampton, MA, she grew up studying Irish dance in Hartford, CT, and County Kerry, Ireland. She shifted her focus to contemporary dance as a student at Barnard College. Between 2005 and 2014, she danced with the North American touring company of Riverdance and with artists including Darrah Carr, Hadley Smith, RoseAnne Spradlin, Jillian Sweeney, Rebecca Warner, and Narcissister.

Siobhan has been an adjunct lecturer at Barnard College since 2013 and a guest speaker in many university and high school dance programs. She is currently the writer-in-residence for Jean Butler’s Our Steps/Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy.

Past Classes & Events

Studies Project: Talking Heads: What’s Your How?

March 15, 2017