The Step Crew
The StepCrew is beyond delighted to be back at DIF to celebrate their 10th Anniversary tour! This dynamic dance production first appeared on the festival scene right here in Dublin Ohio in 2007 and has been performing around the world ever since! Led by Cara Butler and The Pilatzke Brothers, Jon and Nathan, The StepCrew is the only show to feature Irish, Tap and Ottawa Valley Stepdancing. Cara is The Chieftains’ principal Irish dancer for the last two decades, while Jon and Nathan are undoubtedly Canada’s leading and most exciting Ottawa Valley Stepdancers. The StepCrew is a pure celebration of dance showcasing each traditional form while creating what Jean Butler of Riverdance fame describes as “a unique and seamless blend of all three”. One of The StepCrew’s “secret weapons” is its musical ensemble – from Canadian champion fiddle players to some of the most sought-after musicians in the Celtic, folk and rock genres. Of particular note is Scotland native Alyth McCormack, whose haunting vocals not only flawlessly contrast the vigor of the dance, but also act as a soundtrack inspiring it. As stated in The Boston Telegraph, “The cast was outstanding. The group’s energy dazzles”. The StepCrew will have the audience literally, on its feet!