Siobhan Burke is a dance critic for The New York Times and a contributing writer for Dance Magazine. She has written on dance and performance for Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Open Space, The Performance Club, and The Village Voice, among other publications.
Originally from Northampton, MA, Siobhan grew up studying Irish dance in Hartford, CT, and Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. She shifted her focus to contemporary dance as a student at Barnard College. Between 2005 and 2014, she performed with the North American touring company of Riverdance and with artists including Hadley Smith, RoseAnne Spradlin, Jillian Sweeney, Rebecca Warner, and Narcissister.
Siobhan has been an adjunct lecturer in Barnard's Department of Dance since 2013. She was a 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow and is the recipient of a 2018 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
(Headshot by Maria Baranova.)