Cara Butler

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Cara Butler
Cara Butler 2010.jpg
Butler in 2010
Born (1974-10-10) October 10, 1974 (age 45)
United States
OccupationDancer, choreographer
Spouse(s)Jon Pilatzke
Current groupThe Chieftains
Former groupsCherish the Ladies
Greenfields of America
DancesIrish stepdance

Cara Butler is an American stepdancer and choreographer. She is the younger sister of dancer Jean Butler.

Dance career[edit]

Cara Butler studied with the widely respected Irish stepdance teacher Donny Golden. She and her sister, Jean, each won numerous national titles and regional titles, and placed well in international competitions. She has toured with the Irish folk group The Chieftains since 1992 performing traditional and contemporary Irish dances.

Butler was a featured dancer in the 1999 run of "Dancing on Dangerous Ground" which played in the Theater Royal in London's West End. In 2005 she danced with her sister for the instructional DVD Irish Dance Masterclass with Jean Butler along with Tara Barry, Michael Patrick Gallagher, and Glenn Simpson.[1]

Butler was the lead dancer in the Folgers coffee commercial "A Dancer's Morning".[2]


  1. ^ "Jean Butler's Masterclass DVD - Jean Butler at the Celtic Cafe".
  2. ^ "Cara Butler". The StepCrew. Retrieved 12 January 2013.

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