Rebecca McGowan is a dancer and teacher of traditional Irish dance 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. She performs with duet partner Jackie O’Riley and co created a unique visual album, From the Floor. Rebecca has been on the faculty of the Catskills Irish Arts Week, Acadia Trad Festival, and CCE MAD Week and others, and has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as a 2022 Choreography Fellow (with Jackie O’Riley), Somerville Artist Fellowships, the Boston Foundation, and NEFA. She directs a non-competitive step dancing school for adults in the Boston area.