Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Riverdance

Ellie-Mae Wheeler

Ellie-Mae embarked on her dancing journey at the age of 11 with the Claddagh Academy in London. Throughout her competitive career, she placed 6th in the World, top 5 at major competitions across the globe and was crowned North American National, Scottish National and Southern England Oireachtas Champion. In 2017, Ellie-Mae was awarded a scholarship … Continued

Dharmesh Patel

Dharmesh Patel graduated from Doreen Bird Performing Arts College in 2007. Since graduating he has performed in numerous operas for the English National Opera and the Royal Opera House and at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles. He starred on Sky 1’s Got to Dance as a semi-finalist and he’s also a member of Plague, who … Continued

Belle Brenton

Born in Helsinki, Finland, Belle grew up in the Southeast of England where her dancing journey began at the age of 4 under the tuition of Dermot Cullen. After 16 successful years of competition and numerous top 10 major competition placements, Belle has since toured the world professionally with shows such as Michael Flatley’s Lord … Continued

Cathal Croke

Uilleann Pipes and Whistles Dublin born uilleann piper Cathal Croke, a Senior All Ireland Champion and Honours Graduate in Music from the University of Limerick, has performed at festivals and toured with productions in numerous countries spanning five continents. He has played for two Presidents of Ireland, was recorded by RTÉ, has shared the stage … Continued

Sarah Gaughran

Sarah Gaughran from Dublin, Ireland began her dancing journey at age 4 with the Fegan Academy. She is a three-time Leinster champion and top 10 in the last three World Irish Dancing Championships. She is currently studying at UCD. Sarah took part in the Riverdance Summer School in Dublin and Boston and then her lifelong … Continued

Keeva Corry

Keeva started Irish dancing at the age of four years at the Croghan Green Academy in Co. Clare, Ireland. Keeva won four World titles in her competitive career along with 14 major championship wins. Keeva successfully auditioned for Riverdance at the Riverdance Summer School in 2019. She fulfilled her dream and joined the cast for … Continued

Gerard Byrne

Olivia Nachtigal

Olivia from Western Canada began dancing at the age of 4 years old. She danced competitively for the Mattierin School of Irish dance and won many competitive titles, including placing top 5 at the World championships. She attended the Riverdance Summer School in Dublin in 2019 and her dream came true when she was asked … Continued

Jordan McCormick

Jordan hails from the west of Ireland and has been dancing since the age of 3. He attained multiple international titles including All Ireland and World Champion. At the age of 18 he successfully auditioned for Riverdance and has been dancing professionally ever since, touring 16 different countries over the span of 6 years. A … Continued

Haley Richardson

Haley Richardson is a virtuosic musician who has garnered many prestigious awards, including multiple championships at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All Ireland Championships), numerous Mid-Atlantic Championships, and the coveted Fiddler of Dooney awards (2015 and 2018). She brings a rare dynamism and energy to her music, informed by thorough knowledge of the form, mastery … Continued