Jean Butler

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Jean Butler

Irish American Irish stepdancer, choreographer, and occasional actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1971.

Countries: Ireland (60%), United Kingdom (20%), Europe (20%)

Main connections: Eurovision Song Contest, Michael Flatley, Colin Dunne

Linked to: University of Limerick, University of Birmingham

 

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Jean Butler was born in 1971 add something


1994

In 1994, under the invitation of producer Moya Doherty, she performed in a seven-minute intermission piece at the Eurovision Song Contest entitled "Riverdance" add something

 

Michael Flatley - Flatley and Jean Butler choreographed the original "Riverdance" and led the show to great success as the intermission act in the Eurovision Song Contest on April 30, 1994, and starred in the full-length show that was developed from the seven-minute number


1998

Colin Dunne - In June 1998 Dunne left "Riverdance" to begin work on a new project with Jean Butler


 

In 1999 she was awarded the Irish Post award for "outstanding contribution to Irish Dance" add something

 

It opened in London in 1999 to critical acclaim, and in New York add something


2001

In 2001 she married Irish designer Cuan Hanley add something


2003

From 2003 to 2005, Butler was Artist In Residence at the University of Limerick's Irish World Music Centre add something


2004

She received a commission from the Irish Arts Council to create a solo work in 2004 add something


2005

In 2005 she released an instructional DVD, "Irish Dance Masterclass With Jean Butler", which her sister participated in, and completed a Master's degree in Contemporary Dance Performance from the University of Limerick add something


2007

She premiered "Does She Take Sugar-" on 12 April 2007 at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin add something


 

In 2009 she received the "Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture Alumni award" from the University of Limerick add something


2010

She retired from active dancing in 2010 add something


2011

In January 2011, it was announced that she had designed and released her own jewellery line add something