During the St. Patrick's Day season of 2022, I toured with the Velocity Irish Dance show. Velocity combined traditional Irish dancing and music with modern inspirations! This production was made up of 5 amazing Irish musicians, two male Irish Dance soloists, and two female Irish Dance soloists.
Co-Creator & Featured Soloist, 2021
Towards the end of 2019, I embarked on a project with my partner Maddie Russo called ReelRhythm. The goal was to create a production that combined Irish Dance with Tap Dance! After a rocky start in 2020 due to the Covid Pandemic, we were able to debut the show to a limited audience. The show highlights both the relationship of the two dance forms, and the relationship between the two performing artists.
For more information about ReelRhythm, head over to www.ReelRhythmDance.com
Walt Disney World Orlando, Raglan Road Irish Dancers
Featured Soloist, 2020
During the Covid Pandemic, I was invited to perform as a featured soloist at Raglan Road in Disney World. With a limited cast size due to Covid restrictions, I was tasked with "holding the stage" by means of my own solo choreography, speaking with the audience, and a little improvisation here and there! The contract was around three and a half months long.
Principal Male Lead & Ensemble Cast, 2016-2019
I performed in Williamsburg, Virginia, for Busch Gardens' core spring and summer season. During the six month residency, I performed three to four shows per day as lead "groom" and ensemble Irish dance roles. During my time with Celtic Fyre, the show was voted "Best in Theme Park Entertainment" in the country by USA Today!
Western Slope Concert Series,
Featured Soloist, 2019
In January 2019, I was the featured Irish dance soloist in an Irish Music and Dance show called Irish Thunder. The show featured the band "Feast", who played a plethora of popular Irish songs. I accompanied them in most of these songs!
Kerry Irish Productions,
An Irish Christmas
Dance Captain, Choreographer, & Principal Lead, 2015-2019
From mid-November to Christmas Eve, I performed in An Irish Christmas, which fused Irish dance, music, and traditions with Christmas themes. In my latest tour, I was the principal lead dancer and dance captain.
Chicago Chamber Opera,
Principal Lead & Choreographer, 2011-2018
In the Fall of 2011, I was asked to choreograph a feature of Irish dance in the Chicago Chamber Opera's performance of Jane Austin's Persuasion. From then on I have been working with the Chicago Chamber Opera, either as a performer or choreographer, for both domestic and international engagements. This was the beginning of an ongoing artistic relationship that has continued to this day.
Kerry Irish Productions,
Principal Lead, 2018
A new production based in Los Angelus, California, Celtic Wingsblends the traditional beauty of Irish dance and music with the relevance of modern expression. In this production I was the principal lead Irish dancer, performing in both solo and ensemble pieces.
"Frontman" and Featured Soloist, 2017
I performed with the performance crew of Fusion Fighters during the Fall of 2017. The show infused traditional elements of Irish step dance with modern elements of tap and body percussion! I performed as the "front man" for all ensemble numbers, and was featured as a soloist in the other numbers.
Rockin' Road to Dublin LLC,
Rockin' Road to Dublin
Principal Male Lead & Ensemble Cast, 2016-2018
From early September 2016 to April 2017, I toured with Rockin' Road to Dublinin their first National tour. The show brought together Irish dance and music with the power of rock'n'roll! During the course of the tour, I performed both principal lead Irish dancer and ensemble roles.
Magic of the Dance
Principal Lead "The Devil" & Ensemble Cast,
I toured major cities of Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, and mainland Europe as the lead villain role, as well as ensemble pieces, in the show. The production involved many stunts involving pyro and fireworks on stage. The various stunts and handling of pyro and fireworks made the production a unique learning experience! It was a joy to return to the cast for a second tour in 2016.
Principal Lead "Lorcan", 2016
The role of "Lorcan" in Gaelforce Dancenot only involved solo and ensemble dance numbers, but also several duets with the two female principal leads in the show. These duets included modern dance choreography, along with a handful of lifts and aerial maneuvers! The show also included an acapella "duel" between my role and the bohran player in the 2nd act of the show.
Tap Soloist, 2015
During my time at Busch Gardens, I picked up tap dance on the side from the professional tap dancers in the show. After the first couple months of training, I was comfortable enough with the role to become the "Irish/Tap Swing". This meant that if there was a situation where the show needed an additional tap dancer, I could "swing" in! From July through September, I swung in as an "American Tapper" a good number of times! This was the first time in the show's history that any performer had crossed roles!
Principal Lead, 2015
In the spring of 2015 I toured cities in the USA as the principal Irish dance soloist. The show combined Irish music and folklore with Irish dance.
Trinity Irish Dance Company
Principal Lead, Choreographer, & Featured Soloist, 2009-2014
While continuing my college studies, I performed with the Trinity Irish Dance Company and their various domestic and international tours as the principal lead Irish dance soloist.
Featured Irish dance soloist on the Conan O'brien Show, 2012
During the St. Patrick's Day season in 2012, Conan O'Brien's show visited Chicago, and I had the opportunity to perform on his show!
Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Siamsa na nGael
Principal Lead, 2011-2013
Every St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra puts on an Irish-themed charity event known as Siamsa na nGael. I was invited on three occasions to be a part of the show as an Irish dance soloist.
PBS Emmy award winning production, One Step Beyond
Featured Soloist, 2002
In the earlier parts of my dance career, I was invited by the Trinity Irish Dance Company to be featured in their latest production One Step Beyond,which was broadcasted on PBS and won an Emmy Award that year!