Lyra is a professional modern dancer, choreographer, performance artist, and theatre technician. 


As a classically trained dancer Lyra has studied and performed in Santa Fe NM, Seattle WA, New York NY, and Paris France, at Cornish College of the Arts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Centre du Danse du Marais, Moving People Dance Theatre, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.  She is currently living and performing in Portland, OR.

Lyra is currently in production for Bardo, an evening length Dance/Theatre solo performance premiering in Portland OR in February 2020.

Ensemble Dance, Lyra Butler-Denman
Dance Theatre duet, Lyra Butler-Denman


Lyra has choreographed for musical theater since 2005. She has worked with a range of ages and abilities across a wide variety of styles. She enjoys incorporating her training as an actor, as well as her experience in tap, swing dance, blues dance, ballet, and modern dance in her choreographic work.


Lyra trained as an actress and has performed in the US as well at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is also trained as a theatre technician and has worked as a lighting designer, theatrical electrician, deck hand, and costume mistress at ACT Theatre in Seattle and the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. 

Lyra is currently in production for A Street Car Named Desire opening September 2019




Theatre, Dance, Lyra Butler-Denman

To inquire about booking Lyra as a performer, choreographer, or technician please email: