Stephanie Cadman grew up in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Born into a musical family, she was drawn to the fiddle and developed a passion for dance and theatre starting at age 4. Now as an accomplished artist, her professional reputation extends throughout North America and around the world.
Stephanie began her professional career as a lead in the hit musical ‘Swingstep’ combining her skills as actor, dancer, singer and fiddler. She then went on to perform in the Mirvish Productions Celtic review ‘Needfire’, and the Broadway National Tour of ’42nd Street’. She is a founding member of the hit dance show ‘The StepCrew’, and is also one of Canada’s top violinists featured in the production of ‘Bowfire’.
In 2006 Stephanie established the touring production ‘CELTIC BLAZE’ which fuses her virtuosi fiddling and stepdancing into a theatrical setting backed by a five piece band. The show headlines at venues across North America and is characterized by a rich tapestry of original and modern Celtic traditions with emphasis on visual as well as musical appeal. Celtic Blaze now tours as a trio.
This is Stephanie’s first appearance at CeltFest. She will also have a feature appearance, working alongside CeltFest Artistic Director, Carolyn Cusson, in the Pacific Tattoo on the weekend that opens CeltFest 2012. She will be dancing with the Glengarry Step Dancers, the O’Connor-O’Brien Irish dancers, and the rest of the Pacific Tattoo Dance Team, from BC.
“… you can’t fail to enjoy the dancing and fiddling of Stephanie Cadman…”
The Toronto Star