Kevin Doyle ~ Traditional Irish Step Dance & American Tap Dance


33 Lillis Avenue
Barrington, RI

Mission ~ Traditional & Performing Arts Services

Kevin Doyle advocates for traditional Irish step dance and American tap dance as central to the story of the folk and traditional arts in the United States. These related dance genres have long been at the heart of family and community life, as well as the professional performing arts in America, Ireland, and internationally.

Profile ~ Dancer, Choreographer, Producer & Teacher

Kevin Doyle is a 2014 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship in Irish Dance, the highest honor bestowed on a traditional artist in the U.S.
As an NEA Fellow, Kevin has stepped onto a national and international stage of festival performances, guest artist residencies, and production development. The tradition has taken him across the U.S. and beyond, from an Obama White House performance to the prestigious Willie Clancy Summer School in County Clare, Ireland.
As a lifelong dancer, Kevin Doyle is available to perform, choreograph, and teach both Irish step dance and American tap dance as an individual artist, with other performers, and with large cast ensembles. He offers a lecture/demo re: the Irish roots of American tap dance. Kevin works across generations and with ranges of experience from novice to professional dancers or movement specialists/therapists.

Experience Highlights

Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Producer & Lecturer /Partial List

Willie Clancy Summer School, Ireland
Augusta Heritage Workshops, West Virginia
The White House: President Obama’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Show, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, D.C.
The Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island
The American Folk Festival, Maine
WGBH Christmas Celtic Sojourn & St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn
Producer: Director, Choreographer & Dancer for Roscommon Soles Performing Arts Series.


Brian O’Donovan: WGBH Producer and Host
Marjorie Hunt: Folklife Curator, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution
Harry Hughes, Director of the Willie Clancy Summer School, County Clare, Ireland
Masters of Traditional Arts website: Click Here