Stephanie Cadman joins the VCM Faculty of the Chwyl School of Contemporary Music, as instructor in fiddling and step dance (Rhythm Tap, and Ottawa Valley Step). She is a world-renowned dancer, an accomplished actress of stage and screen, a celebrated violinist, and a great singer. Maintaining a busy touring schedule both as a Canadian Folk Award-nominated solo musician and as a member of the all-female country trio Belle Starr, Stephanie has rocked audiences across North America and beyond. For most artists, that would be enough. Not Stephanie. Between her starring role in the Mirvish Production of Once, her celebrated career as an in-demand fiddler, choreographer, and her breathtaking and award-winning dancing, Stephanie Cadman has proven herself to be one of Canada’s most versatile performers.
Stephanie began her professional stage and music career at a young age as a lead in the hit musical Swingstep. She went on to fiddle and dance in Mirvish Productions’ Celtic review Needfire, and the Broadway National Tour of 42nd Street. Widely- recognized as one of Canada’s top violinists, Stephanie’s stirring fiddle has also been featured in Bowfire, the dynamic all-violin stage show. Along the way, she has appeared as a fiddler and tap dancer with symphonies across North America including the Kennedy Center’s National Symphony Orchestra. In her greatest coup to date, in 2014 she was cast in the Mirvish production of Once, among the most beloved stage shows of recent years.
Stephanie maintains a lively and successful career in popular music. She has released two solo albums, Celtic Blaze and the Canadian Folk Award nominee Foggy New Year, both of which feature her impeccable fiddle and high, lonesome voice.
Catching the attention of luminaries across the music industry, Stephanie has shared the stage with everyone from Barney Bentall, Alan Doyle, Oscar Peterson to the Chieftains and Carlos Nunez. Along the way she has graced a laundry list of stages, from the grimmest dive bar in Brooklyn to the Royal Albert Hall itself.
Hailed by the The Guardian as an “incredibly talented” and “world-class” artist.