Meet the Cast

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Maggie Darlington

Lead Dancer
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Brendan Dorris

Dance Captain, Lead Dancer
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James Greenan

Lead Dancer
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Lauren Smyth

Lead Dancer
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Callum Spencer

Lead Dancer
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Chloey Turner

Lead Dancer
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Peta Anderson

Irish Dance Troupe
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Ellen Bonner

Irish Dance Troupe
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Orlagh Carty

Irish Dance Troupe
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Nicola Dempsey

Irish Dance Troupe
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Katie Hands

Irish Dance Troupe
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James Keating

Irish Dance Troupe
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Shaun Kelly

Irish Dance Troupe
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Aoife Kennedy

Irish Dance Troupe
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John Lonergan

Irish Dance Troupe
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Cal Moran

Irish Dance Troupe
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Meghan Lucey

Irish Dance Troupe
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Patrick O’Mahony

Irish Dance Troupe
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Louise O’Sullivan

Irish Dance Troupe
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Fiona Stone

Irish Dance Troupe
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Brian Shinners

Irish Dance Troupe
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Kincaid Stringer

Irish Dance Troupe
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Peter Wilson

Irish Dance Troupe
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Sarah Woods

Irish Dance Troupe
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Patrick Mangan

Fiddle, Musical Director
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Matt Bashford

Riverdance Band
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Mark Alfred

Riverdance Band
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Dave McGauran

Saxophone
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Marita Martinez-Rey

Flamenco
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DeWitt Fleming Jr

Tapper
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Michael Wood

Baritone, Tapper
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Natia Mangan

Dance Captain, Russian Ensemble
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Katrina Meske

Russian Ensemble
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Ana Turcan

Russian Ensemble
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Eugeniu Turcan

Russian Ensemble
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Maggie Darlington

Lead Dancer / Irish Dance Troupe

Maggie  began dancing at the age of three with the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in California, United States under the instruction of Maire O’Connoll. She went on to win four North American Championships, two All-Ireland Championships and in 2007 won the World Irish Dancing Championships, and is one of the few Americans to win all three titles in the same year.

In 2010 Maggie performed the lead role in Busch Gardens’ production Celtic Fyre. She then went on to originate the lead female role in Battle of the Dance, and joined the cast of Riverdance in 2011.  She is delighted to now be performing lead with the show.

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Brendan Dorris

Lead Dancer / Irish Dance Troupe

Born in Belfast, Brendan studied dance at the Paul Wilson School of Dancing and the Hyland School of Dancing, Belfast. At the age of nineteen, he performed the lead role in a production of Heartquest, in Melbourne Australia, in 2002. Following this, Brendan returned to competitive dancing and has been placed in the top five in the World Championships and top three in the All Ireland Championships.

While obtaining a Politics/History Degree at Queen’s University Belfast, he spent his summers performing Lead Roles with the O’Shea’s Busch Gardens’ productions of Irish Thunder and Emerald Beat, before joining Riverdance in 2007.

Brendan dedicates every performance to his late mother Catherine, and grandmother Ellie Dorris. RIP.

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James Greenan

Lead Dancer / Irish Dance Troupe

James lives in Cootehill Co. Cavan. He started dancing at the age of 10 for Scoil Rince Mona Ni Rodaigh and has won several prestigious titles in both Solo and Ceili competitions. Such as the World Championships, All Irelands, Great Britain’s, North Americans and Ulster titles.

He has toured with Gaelforce and Dancemasters where he was chosen as a Principal dancer. He has also toured with Noctu in New York for former Riverdance lead Breandan De Gallai.

James has completed first year studying Architecture but has postponed his studies to pursue in his dancing career.

 

Lauren-Smyth
Lauren Smyth

Lead Dancer / Irish Dance Troupe

Lauren was born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland in 1987. Coming from a musical background she began Irish Dancing at the age of 4 with the St. Patrick’s School of Irish Dance. She soon progressed to compete in competition where she won many regional championships including the Ulster and Northern Ireland titles numerous times. At aged 16 Lauren transferred to the Reilly School of Irish Dance where her success in competition continued.

It has always been Lauren’s dream to perform in an Irish Dance show and so she joined Rhythm of the Dance in 2007 where she performed the lead role for 3 years. In 2010 she then progressed to pursue her life long ambition in joining Riverdance.

She has loved dancing with the show and looks forward to the up and coming tours and many more successful years with the show.

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Callum Spencer

Lead Dancer / Irish Dance Troupe

From Warwickshire, England Callum started dancing at the age of ten with the Matthews Academy remaining there throughout a competitive career in which he won many Championships. He consistently placed in the top ten at World Championships and top five at the All Ireland Championships and other Majors. Callum still attends class whenever he is home to assist in any way he can.

Callum has appeared in the RTE TV series Dance Off and was chosen as lead by former Riverdance star  Breandan de Gallai for Noctu which was presented in Ireland and off-Broadway during the autumn of 2011. He has also toured the USA, Canada, Europe and Russia with Lord of the Dance and is an athletic sportsman playing rugby and tennis whenever he can. Having auditioned and trained with Riverdance in the summer of 2011, Callum is delighted and honoured to tour with the show

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Chloey Turner

Lead Dancer / Irish Dance Troupe

English born, Chloey started Irish dancing at the age of 8. Her competitive career with Jenny Flower (Matthews Academy) has seen her compete at national and international feiseanna and qualifying for the world championship every year since. Chloey is also a keen athlete and a qualified Personal Fitness Trainer and believes the fitness and nutritional techniques she has learnt and developed have been invaluable during her dance career.

Chloey joined The Corrib Company in 2008, touring Europe, Japan and China. She has toured extensively with Riverdance and one of highlights was performing at Radio City, NY. Within two years she was selected for the Principal Role, with her first performance at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

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Peta Anderson

Irish Dance Troupe

Peta Anderson danced for the Fogarty School of Irish dancing in Sydney, Australia. She started dancing at the age of 3 in tap, jazz and ballet, then after seeing Riverdance at 9 years of age she started Irish dancing. Peta attended the McDonald College of the Arts and after finishing high school went on to complete a diploma in performing arts in Melbourne.

Peta went on to tour with The Rhythms of Ireland around Australia and New Zealand, then Dance of Desire in China before being chosen to appear on Ireland’s RTE”s program Dance off where she was chosen to perform lead in Breandan De Gallai’s show Noctu, which then went on to perform in New York on off Broadway.

Peta is delighted to be performing in Riverdance and touring with the show. It is a dream come true.

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Ellen Bonner

Irish Dance Troupe

Ellen from Co. Meath, Ireland began dancing at the age of 5 and attended the renowned O’Shea School in Dublin. She has been dancing professionally around Europe for the last six years and has juggled this with her studies, graduating with an honours degree in Accounting and Finance in 2012.

Having successfully participated in the reality T.V program, ‘Dance Off’, Ellen is also a member of Noctu with whom she has performed with at many events, including five weeks in Off-Broadway, New York, in 2011. Ellen is delighted and very privileged to have been given the opportunity to follow her dream and join the Riverdance cast.

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Orlagh Carty

Irish Dance Troupe

Orlagh Carty age 21 from Co. Wicklow began dancing at the age of 4 for the Hunter school where she acclaimed 3 All-Ireland titles and 6 Provincial Championships. She then began her career as a professional dancer and was selected as one of the original cast of Noctu, filmed for the TV series Dance Off, 2011.

Orlagh went on to perform with numerous shows touring Europe, Asia, Russia & U.S.A. Most recently she was a part of Prodijig’s new show Footstorm. Orlagh is honoured to join the cast of Riverdance and looks forward to being part of the 20th anniversary tour.

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Nicola Dempsey

Irish Dance Troupe

Nicola began dancing at the age of three, training in ballet, tap and contemporary in London. She started Irish dancing at eleven, placing highly at regionals, national and international competitions including the world championships.

Nicola has toured with numerous shows over the past 6 years including Celtic Legends, Dance of Desire and Lord of the Dance. She has recently passed her TCRG and is an accomplished classical flautist with a degree in Music, she hopes to teach music and dance in the future. Nicola is delighted to join the cast of Riverdance.

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Katie Hands

Irish Dance Troupe

Katie was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1991. At the age of three, Katie began dancing for Carole and Tricia Scanlon. In 2002, Katie’s family relocated to Co. Clare, Ireland where she continued her dancing career with the Costello School.

Katie’s achievements in competition included Munster Championship titles and World & All Ireland Medals. In 2009 she retired from competitive Irish dancing and began touring with Riverdance. It was Katie’s life long ambition to be a part of the show with which she has travelled Europe and China. Katie is enjoying living her dream.

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James Keating

Irish Dance Troupe

James started Irish dancing at the tender age of 7, under the tuition of Michael Kenny of The Kenny Academy, Birmingham, before moving on to compete for The Doherty Academy, Coventry and finally The Carey Academy, Birmingham.

His achievements as an Irish dancer include placing regularly inside the top 10 at the World Championships, as well winning many gold medals in team competitions.

It has always been a dream from James to join Riverdance, ever since he saw the show as a young boy. He feels privileged and overjoyed to be a part of this world famous production.

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Shaun Kelly

Irish Dance Troupe

Shaun is from County Donegal in Ireland. He began dancing at the age of fourteen and is a member of the McNelis/Cunningham School of Irish Dancing in Donegal. Over the years Shaun has competed at Ulster, All Ireland and World Championships.

He has toured with Ragus in Europe and completed two seasons at Busch Gardens, Virginia dancing in Celtic Fyre.

He is an Accounting student in Galway and is currently taking time out to pursue his dancing career. He was delighted to  make his debut with Riverdance in Australia.

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Aoife Kennedy

Irish Dance Troupe

Aoife Kennedy from Co. Meath began dancing at the age of 5 for the Jackie O’Leary School of Irish dancing. She went on to join the Jim Murrihy and Denise Flynn School and the O’Shea School of Irish dancing. She had a successful competitive career winning numerous titles including the World Championships, All-Ireland Championships, American Nationals, and several Leinster Region and British Nationals titles. She has also won titles such as the All-Ireland Championships, Irish National and Leinster Championships in the Senior Ladies Ceili with the O’Shea School of Irish dancing.

After completing an honours degree in 2013 in Physiotherapy in Trinity College Dublin, Aoife was delighted to follow her dream by joining Riverdance performing in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin and is honored to be a part of the Riverdance 20th anniversary tour.

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John Lonergan

Irish Dance Troupe

John started dancing at the age of 6 after taking classes each Friday in Primary School. He went on to join the ‘Eleanor O’ Brien School of Irish Dancing’ then the ‘Sheila Hayes School, & finally the ‘Kiely-Walsh Academy’ where he is still a pupil to date.

Throughout his dancing career, he has travelled all over Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales & even the US, to take part in competitions. His competitive career is extremely successful seeing him being crowned ‘North American Champion’, Irish National Champion’, ‘All Scotland Champion’ twice, ‘Munster Champion’ 10 times, ‘All Ireland Champion’ 5 times, & finally ‘World Champion’ 6 times. He has also won 4 All Ireland & World Gold Medals in 8-hand Céilí competitions.

John toured with ‘Magic of the Dance’ throughout Germany, Holland and Austria before joining Riverdance. It is his dream to be a part of Riverdance and he is delighted to be performing in the show doing what he loves.

He would like to thank his friends & family, especially his Mother & Father, for their all the love, support & help they have given him to make his dreams come true.

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Cal Moran

Irish Dance Troupe

Cal began dancing at the age of nine with Scoil Rince Mona Ni Rodaigh where he quickly advanced, qualifying for the Worlds at the age of 13. At the age of 16, after leaving a competitive career, he was accepted into Riverdance.

His professional career brought him all around the world. He experienced places such as Japan, Taiwan, most of Europe and got to live in America for 4 years, where he performed as lead in the shows Irish Thunder and Emerald Beat. He toured Asia with Riverdance and the Flying Squad has brought him all around the world, from places as far and between as Dubai, Beijing and Los Angeles. He has graduated from UCD in 2013 with both a BSc and ME in Structural Engineering with Architecture

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Meghan Lucey

Irish Dance Troupe

Dancing since Seven, Meghan trained with the Pender-Keady Academy in CT achieving many titles including National Champion, All Scotland Champion and 6 time New England Regional Champion. She also placed as high as 2nd in the World Championships. Meghan has since become a certified Irish Dance teacher with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin.

She joined the cast of Riverdance in 2007, touring throughout North America; highlights include Radio City Music Hall in NYC and Riverdance: On Ice. She has also toured with Cherish the Ladies, was a principle dancer in Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens, dance captain for Ireland: The Show, performed with the highly esteemed Irish Tenor Michael Londra and featured on America’s Got Talent as part of Hammerstep.

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Patrick O’Mahony

Irish Dance Troupe

Patrick began his dance training at the tender age of two with Rinceoiri Na Riochta under the direction of Jimmy Smith and Honor O’Conor. At seven, Patrick won his first Munster title in 1993 and continued claiming the title every year until 2004. Patrick was awarded All Ireland Champion in 1995. Patrick continued to compete until 2004 in the All Ireland’s, the British National’s, the American National’s, the Great Britain’s, and the World’s, always placing in the top 4.

Patrick went on to dance and travel all over the world with shows such as Ragus, To Dance on the Moon, Spirit of Ireland, Dance of Desire, Playboy of the Western World, Irish Thunder and Emerald Beat in Busch Gardens, Virginia and Florida, Skydance, Noctu, Irish Celtic, Gaelforce Dance and Dance Masters.

Patrick is extremely excited and privileged to be a part of the overly talented cast of Riverdance, and would like to thank his parents and family for their support throughout his dance carrier.

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Louise O’Sullivan

Irish Dance Troupe

Louise from Dublin, began dancing at the age of 4 for the Elaine Kavanagh School of Dance. She has won many medals in competitions worldwide and also learned tap, ballet, modern and Latin American dance. After 17 years of competition Louise joined Gaelforce Dance as understudy and then principal dancer. Louise danced with Dance of Desire, Magic of the Dance, Dance Masters and Irish Celtic touring the world for 4 years.

Louise has a degree in fitness and personal training and works with Trinity College gymnasium in Dublin when she is not on tour. Louise is delighted to achieve her dream to perform with Riverdance and would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support through out her dancing career.

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Fiona Stone

Irish Dance Troupe

Fiona began dancing at the age of 4 under the instruction of Carmel Merrigan, An Comhdhail in Dublin. She had a successful competitive career winning numerous Dublin, Leinster titles and placing top 5 in the All Ireland and International Championships. After obtaining a degree in design Fiona’s passion for dance led her to her first show in 2009 performing as the lead role in Rhythm of the Dance for 3 years. In 2013 she joined Lord of the Dance show travelling throughout Europe & Ireland.

Also in 2013 Fiona was privileged to take the stage with Riverdance performing in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. She is grateful and honoured to be apart of the historic Riverdance 20th anniversary tour of 2014.

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Brian Shinners

Irish Dance Troupe

From in Co. Tipperary, Brian started dancing at the age of 3 with the Fleming Ball School of Irish Dancing under his teacher Linda Ball Hoban. He had a successful competitive career winning Munster titles, the European championships and medals at the all Ireland and World championships. Since the age of sixteen, Brian has worked seasonally as an entertainer at the Traditional Irish Evening in Bunratty Castle Folk Park which thousands of tourists visit each year. Brian comes from a musical family and has won medals at Fleadh Ceoil na h’Eireann on the bodhran.

After completing his degree in Primary School Teaching (Bachelor of Education), Brian got the opportunity to perform as a dancer and bodhran player in the Japanese production of The Pirate Queen. He has also toured Europe and America with dance show Rhythm of the Dance. Brian was delighted and honoured to get the opportunity to join the amazing Riverdance cast.

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Kincaid Stringer

Irish Dance Troupe

Born in Dallas, Texas, Kincaid began dancing when he was 7 years and eventually moved to Galway to dance with The Celine Hession School in Salthill. Throughout his competitive career he won 10 regional titles as well as placing in the top three in The All Irelands and the top five in The World Championships.

In the fall of 2010 Kincaid graduated from University with a First Class Honours in English Literature along with a qualification in Business Management.

Kincaid is both delighted and privileged to finally be a part of the Riverdance cast and is looking forward to seeing the world and experiencing life on tour.

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Peter Wilson

Irish Dance Troupe

Peter Wilson 21, began dancing at the age of 4 with the Coyle school in Donegal. His competitive career included titles at provincial, national and international level.

In 2012 Peter began his professional career by being one of 12 dancers cast in Breàndan De Gallai’s ‘Rite of Spring’. Peter then went on to tour Asia, Russia, Europe and the US and performed the lead role in ‘Rhythm of the Dance’. Peter would like to thank his teachers and parents for helping him make his lifelong dream come true by joining the cast of Riverdance.

Sarah-Woods
Sarah Woods

Irish Dance Troupe

Sarah, 24 from Dundalk, Ireland began dancing for Scoil Rince Mona Ni Roddy aged 4. She attended classes there for 15 years competing in multiple national an international competitions. Sarah placed top 5 in every major championship and won titles such as the Ulster Championships, All Scotland,North American Championships and World and All Ireland championships with her senior mixed and senior girls Ceili.

Sarah has toured with Gaelforce, Dancematers and Irish Celtic where she was chosen as principal female dancer. Having completed a year of studies in DCU but has postponed further studies to persue her career in dancing. Sarah is delighted to get the opportunity to tour with Riverdance as it as always been a dream for her to tour with the show that inspired her as a young dancer.

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Patrick Mangan

Musical Director / Fiddle

Patrick Mangan is from Brooklyn, New York, where the two-time All-Ireland fiddle champion studied with renowned fiddler and teacher Brian Conway.
At sixteen, Patrick appeared in Riverdance – On Broadway, becoming the youngest fiddler in the show’s history.

Patrick joined the John Whelan Band in 1999, with whom he toured throughout the US and Europe. He has also appeared with the Cathie Ryan Band, and with the neo-Celtic group Whirligig. Noted Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal music critic, Earle Hitchner, has stated that he “embodies all that is admirable and durable about the Irish tradition in America.” In Spring 2002, Patrick was awarded first prize honors for instrumental composition in the Bertelsmann Foundation’s World of Expression competition for his piece, “September Sky.”

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Matt Bashford

Uilleann Pipes / Low Whistle / Tin Whistle

Matt is a native of Limerick City. He began playing and touring with various musical groups and stage shows at a young age. These productions include Micheal Ó Suilleabháin’s Traditional Irish Music Orchestra, Ragús, and The Belfast Irish Harp Orchestra among others. Matt has recorded on RTÉ television programmes, BBC radio documentaries and with other artists including the Irish Tenors and Denis Carey. He has also performed on various orchestral works including Bill Whelan’s Seville Suite at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Shaun Davey’s Grainneuaile Suite.

He has a graduate degree in Irish Music and Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music at the University of Limerick.

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Mark Alfred

Drums / Percussion / Bodhrán

As one of Europe’s most sought after and highly regarded drummers, Mark Alfred – a native of County Monaghan – is constantly in demand from some of the world’s biggest music acts.

His individualistic, versatile and energetic style has seen him play with acts as diverse as Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Josh Groban, The Corrs, Mary Coughlan, Westlife, Girls Aloud and Donnie Osmond.

Mark first studied music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and then at the Performing Arts College Dublin. As well as contracting musicians for the world’s premiere music acts, Mark books musicians for The Late Late Show.

In between that, he continues to tour the world with Riverdance. His involvement with the show has taken him to such prestigious venues as Radio City Music Hall in New York and Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles.

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Dave McGauran

Saxophone

Dave is a graduate of NUI Maynooth, where he received a BMus and a MA in Music (Composition). A multi instrumentalist he plays Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano. Dave was musical director and co-orchestrator for the world premiere production of Goodnight Mr. Tom: The Musical in November 2008 in Dublin. He has also worked as musical director for Irish productions of Sweeney Todd, Thoroughly Modern
Millie, Rent, The Pirates of Penzance, Mack and Mabel and Crazy for You to name a few. In 2013 he received the award for Best Musical Director from the Association of
Irish Musical Societies, for his work on Sweeney Todd.

In 2013 Dave became a co-founder of the highly succesful Music for Fun Orchestra, which was set up to encourage music education for all ages in a fun and engaging way. The Orchestra, for which Dave is both arranger and conductor, performs regularly in concert venues around Ireland. Dave has played all over Asia, Europe and America as lead saxophonist with Riverdance, as well as appearing in the DVD Riverdance: Live in Beijing.

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Marita Martinez-Rey

Flamenco Soloist

Marita was born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain. She graduated in Spanish Dance from the Royal Conservatory of Córdoba in 2001 and a year later in Classical Ballet with AraLeo Moyano. She also studied Flamencology, Cátedra de Flamencologia de Córdoba, as well as BA (Hons) in Music and History studies at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Her professional experience started in the opera El Cid with Placido Domingo which was performed in La Maestranza, Seville in 1999.  She joined the Ballet Gallego Rey de Viana for a year in the production Vira ó Vento.  After that, she returned to Madrid, where she has worked with several companies: Luisillo, Rafael Aguilar and José Greco among others.

She has also performed as soloist in the role Dulcinea in Delirios del Quijote by Sara Lezana. In 2005 she joined the Compañia Antonio Gades where she has worked in the productions Carmen, Bodas de sangre and Fuenteovejuna.

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DeWitt Fleming Jr

Tapper

DeWitt Fleming Jr. is an acclaimed tap dancer, and has performed and taught throughout the United States and abroad. TV: Boardwalk Empire(Eldon Greene), Tours: Riverdance (Lead Tapper/Baritone Soloist), Cirque Du Soliel’s Banana Shpeel(Ensemble, featured tapper). Off- Bwy stage credits include: Cotton Club Parade(Lead/ Nicholas Brother), Dance Bojangles Dance(Bojangles), Highlights in Jazz, Tribute to Tap Legends. Regional: Alliance Theater’s Sophisticated Ladies(Lead).

DeWitt has danced as a soloist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and with artist such as Wynton Marsalis, Marvin Hamlisch, Christian McBride, and Wycliffe Gordon to name a few. New York Times says he is, “a non stop source of rhythmic variety and surprise…. sparks seem to fly from those shoes!” DeWitt is proud to be a Capezio athlete. www.dewittflemingjr.com

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Michael Wood

Tapper/Baritone

Michael Wood was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, but raised in Dallas, Texas. From before he could remember Michael has had a passion for the performing arts. Growing up he found himself dancing to Michael Jackson and singing to whatever was on the radio. In school he was always a part of the choir, but was never
afforded the opportunity for classical dance training. Finally, at the age of eighteen Michael started his technical dance training at Oklahoma City University, where he studied ballet, jazz, and first put on his tap shoes. After graduating in 2008 with a degree in Dance Performance, Michael spent a couple years as a singer/ dancer on Norwegian Cruise Lines before finally making his way to New York City. Michael is thankful for all the support and encouragement from his friends and family.

Natia-Mangan
Natia Mangan

Riverdance Russian Ensemble/ Dance Captain

Natia Rtveliashvili Mangan grew up in the Republic of Georgia where she studied at the State Academy of Ballet in Tbilisi. There she excelled in ballet, folk, and character dancing and performed in productions including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, the Nutcracker, Giselle, and many more with the State Ballet of Georgia.

In 2000 Natia moved to New York to expand her horizons in dance, studying contemporary, modern, and jazz. There, she worked with numerous prestigious companies including the Metropolitan Opera. In 2007 Natia was invited to join Riverdance and has toured extensively with the show, performing to enthralled audiences around the world.

Katrina-Meske
Katrina Meske

Riverdance Russian Ensemble

The Riverdance Russian Ensemble combines elegance and grace with verve, dynamism and joyous physicality. The company’s dancers come from a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds. What they have in common is a dedication to dance and many years of training and performance in pursuit of perfection in their chosen art. Working as individual performers, they have come together for Riverdance, where they will share their individual talents and fuse the many elements that have gone into the development of their own unique style of dance.

Ana-Turcan
Ana Turcan

Riverdance Russian Ensemble

The Riverdance Russian Ensemble combines elegance and grace with verve, dynamism and joyous physicality. The company’s dancers come from a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds. What they have in common is a dedication to dance and many years of training and performance in pursuit of perfection in their chosen art. Working as individual performers, they have come together for Riverdance, where they will share their individual talents and fuse the many elements that have gone into the development of their own unique style of dance.

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Eugeniu Turcan

Riverdance Russian Ensemble

The Riverdance Russian Ensemble combines elegance and grace with verve, dynamism and joyous physicality. The company’s dancers come from a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds. What they have in common is a dedication to dance and many years of training and performance in pursuit of perfection in their chosen art. Working as individual performers, they have come together for Riverdance, where they will share their individual talents and fuse the many elements that have gone into the development of their own unique style of dance.

The Riverdance Irish Dancers
(Principals and Troupe) 1995 to 2011
The Riverdance Musicians
Anuna & the Riverdance Singers
(Soloists & Choir Members)