Dexterity, focus and listening
A veteran of dance for over 20 years, Sandy currently performs with Quebec superstars from "La Bottine Souriante".
Through improvisation, body percussion and original choreography, Sandy draws from the drum and dance traditions of Celtic step dance, Spanish Flamenco, American tap, Hungarian legenyes, Appalachian buck dance and modern dance. The result is rich and riveting, full of rhythmic and visual inventiveness.
She has performed at numerous international festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival as a special guest with Bobby McFerrin, the WOMAD Festival in Australia, the Midsummer Night Swing in New York, the Celtic Connections in Glasgow, the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland, the WOMEX in Brussels and NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion."
She has worked with the Human Rhythm Project, as well as with a wide variety of acclaimed musicians such as Rick Haworth (guitarist for Lhasa), jazz saxophonist Remi Bolduc and new music composer Guy Klucevsek. Sandy has also appeared in the Irish band Altan and with fiddlers Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes, Laura Risk and Bruce Molsky.