Stephanie Cadman Biography
Stephanie Cadman is that rare, extraordinary thing: a quadruple threat.
A world-renowned dancer, an accomplished actress of stage and screen, a virtuoso musician, and a knockout singer, Stephanie’s talents know no bounds. 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, and her breathtaking and award-winning dancing, Stephanie Cadman has proven herself to be one of Canada’s most versatile performers. She must sleep, but it’s hard to imagine when.
Stephanie began her professional stage career at a young age as a lead in the hit musical Swingstep. She went on to perform 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 Grammy and Tony award winning 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 lonesome voice. As one third of the Americana supergroup Belle Starr, Stephanie sings, plays fiddle, and serves as the band’s percussionist as she tap dances through their jigs. Catching the attention of luminaries across the music industry, Stephanie has shared the stage with everyone from Oscar Peterson to the Chieftains, and toured extensively with Carlos Nunez, Lunasa, Lara St John and Sharon Shannon. 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, Stephanie Cadman is just getting started.
“… you can’t fail to enjoy the dancing and fiddling of Stephanie Cadman…”
The Toronto Star
“… a tap dance prodigy… provided the spunkiest rhythms of the night…”
The Washington Post