Siobhan is a contemporary modern dancer based in New York City. She grew up in Scituate, MA and received her early dance training from the Gold School Dance Art under the direction of Rennie Gold. She will be graduating from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in May of 2019, having studied both dance and business administration.
At The Ailey School, Siobhan has had the opportunity to intensively study Ballet, Horton, Graham, improvisation, and West African, training under teachers such as Ana Marie Forsythe, Milton Myers, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Graciela Kozak, to name a few. Her performance credentials include works by Amy Hall Garner, Nijawwon Matthews, Christopher Huggins, Ebony Williams, Adam Barruch, and Greg Dolbashian, as well as excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s repertoire.
Currently, she dances for XY Dance Project, a project-based contemporary company directed by Nijawwon Matthews. Siobhan strives to tell a story of the human experience through her unique movement style, and is incredibly thankful for every opportunity she has to share her love for dance. She looks forward to immersing herself fully in the professional dance world upon graduation.
Siobhan has experience teaching Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, and Improvisation at studios in Massachusetts, NYC, and the greater New York area. Her typical class for age 13+ consists of a comprehensive warm-up that emphasizes the use of breath to guide the body, followed by improvisation and then phrase work. Her style challenges dancers to explore the balance between powerful, explosive movement and softness and fluidity. She has experience teaching various ages and levels, ranging from the first-time Creative Movement dancer to the pre-professional/adult.
Siobhan also choreographs solos and group pieces on dance students for their competition seasons. Her most recent choreographic endeavor, however, was part of her senior year at Ailey/Fordham, where she created a piece entitled "Where We Are", which was presented at The Ailey School's studio theater.
Please contact me for performance, teaching, and/or choreography opportunities.