“Wherever Davitt is going she is trailblazing.’ – Chris O’Rourke on Minseach (September 2021)
Sibéal Davitt is a dance artist, performer and teacher from Dublin. Her style of dance is influenced by contemporary, classical and Irish traditional sean-nós dance, having trained in all styles from an early age.
In 2009 she won ‘Glas Vegas’, a national talent competition televised on TG4, and subsequently performed in Las Vegas and at leading venues around the world. In 2014 Sibéal received her MA in Contemporary Dance Performance with first class honours at University of Limerick. Subsequently she was awarded Dance Ireland’s Mentored Residency Award under renowned performer Colin Dunne.
As part of the 1916 commemorations, Sibéal choreographed and performed in RTÉ’s ‘Centenary’ which was televised live on Easter Monday from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. In April 2016, Sibéal created and performed Fógraím / I Proclaim at the GPO as part of ‘Embodied’, a series of 6 solos by Irish female choreographers commissioned by GPO: Witness History Public Art Commission and Dublin Dance Festival.
In 2019 Sibéal was one of five recipients of An Chomhairle Ealaíon’s inaugural Markievicz award. She was Dance Ireland’s Associate Artist in 2020 and used these supports to begin the process of making new works. Her latest solo dance show Minseach (she-goat) premiered at Draíocht in Blanchardstown as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2021. The show was critically acclaimed and is set to return in Autumn 2023.
Sibéal also teaches regular ‘sean-nós’ dance classes in schools and studios around Dublin. She has taught workshops all over the world including UK, France, Russia, Austria, and New York City as well as at many traditional Irish music festivals. Sibéal performed at Electric Picnic for 8 years as well as other music festivals such as Body&Soul, Wellfest and Green Man Festival, Wales.
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I am a producer casting for an Irish Language Feature Film. The director would like to see you for an audition. Can you contact me if you would be interested in meeting with us.
It’s great to see such a good looking woman representing Irish dance and culture in such a positive way. All the best from Canada and continued success to you, slan
An-chuma ar do shuíomh – coinnigh suas an obair mhaith
Grmma as ucht na ranganna dhamhsa sean-nós a thug tú le linn Oíche Chultúir Bhleá Cliath oíche dé hAoine in ionad Ghaelchultúr.
Do bhain mé féin agus mo chairde ón gCian Oirthear an sásamh as go deo is tá fonn orthu is mé ƒéin tuilleadh dhamhsa Gaelaigh a dhéanamh amach anseo.
Míle míle buíochas!
You are amazing!! Thanks for following my blog! PS i LOVE Ireland, one of my most favorite countries in the world.
Thanks a million Maria, i’m so on for that!
Great looking site Sibéal and still want to draw you dancing sometime!