Matthew Gardiner

Matthew began Irish dancing at the age of 3 in Denver, Colorado and moved to Galway, Ireland aged 7 years old where he continued dancing under the Hession School of Irish Dance. He won 30 major championship titles, including 3 World championships. He and his brother Michael created Irish dancing history when they won their respective World titles in the same year in Montreal, Canada in 2015. Matthew attended the Riverdance Summer School in 2015 and joined Riverdance in 2017. He performed in Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show in the 3Arena, Dublin (2020), for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in Croke Park, Dublin (2018) and has been touring the world with the show since Dublin 2019. Matthew recently made his lead debut in Chicago on the 2022 US tour just a few weeks after his brother Michael also made his lead debut in the show in Boston. Matthew and his brother Michael showcase their creative side on social media, where they have over 3.3 million followers. @gardinerbrothers Matthew is a also qualified Civil Engineer from The National University of Ireland, Galway. @matthewgardiner99