University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Dance Program

Faculty - Clare Byrne

Clare Byrne

Clare Byrne, lecturer

  • MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BA, Connecticut College
Area of expertise

contemporary dance technique, improvisation, world dance

Contact information
Email: Clare Byrne
Phone: 656-2282

Clare Byrne is a full-time Lecturer in Dance at the University of Vermont. She is a choreographer, dancer, writer, and musician who explores junctures of movement, music and ritual through performance. Clare Byrne Dance has performed in many venues, including Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, and The Flynn Center for the Arts in Burlington. Multi-year projects have included Weekly Rites (2007-2012), a weekly online video and writing improvisational practice, and The Poor Sister Clares Traveling Dancing Monk Show (2009-2013). She is a recipient of grants and residencies through The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dixon Place, The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, The Dragon's Egg, The Silo Residency, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the Bogliasco Foundation in Liguria, Italy, among others. She was a founding member of Nicholas Leichter Dance, and has written dance reviews for the online publication Byrne has taught at Muhlenberg College, Long Island University, and Manhattanville College.