An Amercian stepdancer,choreographer and an actress,Jean Butler is known for inventing the principle female role in the Irish dance theatrical production Riverdance. She was born in Mineola,New York.She is a daughter to Josephine from County Mayo in Ireland.She has an older brother,Michael and a younger sister,Cara. She had the homour to perform with Green Fields of Amercia and Cherish the ladies. She debuted with The Chieftains at Carnegie Hall at the age of seventeen, and toured with them on three continents.In England she met Irish dancer Colin Dunne and they performed together in Mayo 5000 in 1993 She was commissioned to create a solo work in 2004 by the Irish Arts Council. In January 2011,it was known that she designed and released her own jewellery line.The collection of which was launched at Showcase Ireland at the RDS .Jean Butler appeared in various movies; The Brylcreem Boys, Goldfish Memory, The Revengers Tragedy and Old Friends.An instructional DVD was released in 2005 called Irish Dance Masterclass with Jean Butler.
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