Rebecca McGowan is a traditional Irish dancer and teacher in the Boston area. Drawing on the musicality of older-style step dance and the joy of social dance traditions, Rebecca is interested in exploring step dance as music and making Irish dance lyrical and approachable. Rebecca currently performs with her conteporary Irish dance company Rising Step, duet partner Jackie O’Riley, and as part of Kieran Jordan Dance. Rebecca began step dancing as a child with Clare Sullivan, and later with Kieran Jordan and the Culkin School. She directs a non-competitive Irish dance program for children and adults in Cambridge and Arlington, MA.