Aneta Dortová

A native of Pilsen, in the Czech Republic, Aneta is a percussive dance and music teacher and a performer based in Galway, Ireland.

Aneta runs weekly traditional Sean-Nós classes in Galway city, is a street performer with multiple ensembles, is a member of Scotland based dance project 'Sound of Dance'. She taught workshops at the world's largest celtic music festival 'Celtic Connections' in 2018 and 2019, worked with a world renowned Irish band 'Kíla', was a resident dancer of the 'Tunes in the Church' concert series in the summer 2019, toured with various projects and bands around Europe and US.

Her personal dance style is a blend of many percussive dance traditions, her background is in Sean-Nós and Irish step dancing. Rather than repeating fixed routines, she's improvising in real time accompanying the musician playing for her. While experimenting adding more contemporary and diverse elements, it's firmly grounded in the tradition and done so with respect.

Head-shot by Elva Carroll