Liam Scanlon


Liam began dancing at the age of five with competitive Irish dancing, but also grew up with set dancing within both competitive and social contexts. Liam took up sean nós dancing at the age of 16, and went on to excel in his chosen dance form. He succeeded in winning Corn TG4 in the senior sean nós dancing competition (‘Steip’) at Oireachtas na Gaeilge in 2008, followed by The World Fleadh in 2009, as well as many other dancing competitions.

Liam regularly teaches at both home and abroad, and has performed as far afield as Britain, Europe, Russia, Japan, The United States, Canada and New Zealand, teaming up with groups such as Ragús, Altan, Goitse, and We Banjo 3. In 2016, Liam was involved in Westport Town Hall Theatre’s creation of‘Patrick’ as choreographer. Liam is currently collaborating with Montréal based Zogma Danse on the joint Irish – Quebécois production, ‘Sokalo Remix.’

Liam is a qualified teacher and has also completed a masters in Traditional Dance Performance from The Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. Liam has been awarded the role of Dance Ireland’s Associate Dance Artist for 2016/17.