From Glenhest, County Mayo Liam Scanlon is an award winning and accomplished sean nós dancer, collaborator and teacher, working nationally and internationally.
He 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 is a recent graduate of the MA in Traditional Dance Performance at University of Limerick and has performed extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, France, New Zealand and the United States, with, among others, Damhsa Dance Company, and on shows including Ragús, Avalon Celtic Dances and Atlantic Rhythm.
He has performed alongside an eclectic range of traditional music artists, including Altan, Goitse, De Dannan, Kíla and We Banjo 3.
Winner of Corn TG4 at Oireachtas na Gaeilge (2008) and winner of senior sean nós dancing at the World Fleadh (2009), Liam frequently adjudicates at competitions including All-Ireland Fleadh, An tOireachtas, Féile Pan Cheilteach and Féile na Mí.
In addition, his extensive teaching engagements include Le Bono Winter School, Ballyshannon Folk Festival, Tokyo CCÉ and summer schools in Birmingham, Westport, and Irish Dance Festival, Carlingford. TV work includes TG4 An Jig Gig, Poball and Féilte.