Maggie began dancing with the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in California. She won four North American Championships, two All-Ireland Championships and in 2007 won the World Irish Dancing Championships. In 2010 Maggie performed the lead role in Busch Gardens’ production Celtic Fyre and originated the lead female role in Battle of the Dance. She joined the cast of Riverdance in 2011 and has toured extensively as lead dancer with the show. Maggie is delighted to be joining the company of Heartbeat of Home.
Irish Dance Troupe
Born in Sydney, Australia, Gianna attended the Halloran School of Dance and trained in Irish dance, ballet, contemporary and musical theatre, obtaining several Championship titles in Irish Dance. She studied part-time at the Australian Ballet School. Gianna was in the original cast of the international show Heartbeat of Home and was in the cast of Prodijig’s show Footstorm. Her Riverdance journey began in 2014 and she has since travelled the world with the show performing female lead on many tours. In her spare time she enjoys photography and film editing.
Australian-born, Natasia began dancing at the age of three. She trained in all styles with a strong focus on Classical Ballet and Irish Dance. Throughout her dancing career Natasia obtained seven National Irish dance titles whilst training as a ballerina with the Australian Ballet School. This all led her to be chosen as an original cast member in the debut world tour of Heartbeat of Home (2013). She continued on to perform as a lead with Heartbeat of Homes world premier tour in 2015 as well as leading Prodijig’s show Footstorm in China (2014). She joined Riverdance in 2016, where she toured internationally as a Lead Dancer
Featured Irish Dancer
Bobby was six years old when he started dancing in his hometown Bristol. After an illustrious career as a competitive Irish dancer, winning ten World titles, he became a professional dancer joining the cast of Lord of the Dance. After six weeks in the show, Bobby was cast as the principal dancer. Bobby joined Prodijig and went on to help create their debut show Footstorm. In 2014 Bobby became a lead dancer in Riverdance, the show that originally inspired him to pursue dance. He is thrilled to be cast as one of the male leads in Heartbeat of Home.
Kieran danced for the Costello O’Brien School in Galway, Ireland and won the Connaught and All Scotland Championships before placing third in the world. He has performed with over 12 different shows touring in over 40 countries. During this time, he has performed on BBC’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show, RTE’s The Late Late Show, BBC’s Proms in the Park, and UNICEF’s Cinema for Peace. He danced for the President of Ireland and the Empress of Japan. Kieran joined Riverdance in 2007 and has performed as lead dancer.
Jason is from Belfast. Under the tuition of the Armstrong School he won major solo championships at world level. He is an avid traveller and has proudly danced on every continent and in some of the world’s most prestigious theatres. Jason has toured internationally as a principal dancer in Riverdance performing in China, Argentina, Brazil, USA and Canada. He has danced for the Queen Elizabeth II, US First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Princess of Hawaii amongst others. He was also part of Prodijig’s forward thinking show Footstorm. Jason is also a passionate musician, photographer and illustrator.
Born in Bristol in the UK, Mitchell Hodges began dancing at the age of 4. He training with the Carey Academy in Birmingham and went on to attain several international titles for Irish Dance including Great Britain, All Scotland and four consecutive North American championships. He was crowned the U18 Men’s World Champion in London 2014. Mitch joined Heartbeat of Home in 2015 and toured China with the show. He was also a member of the Riverdance cast touring in North America, China and Ireland.
Fergus started dancing when he was eight years old at his national school and quickly learned that he had a passion for dance. He won most major Irish Dance championships and became a world champion. Fergus turned his focus to professional dancing and began his career with Riverdance alongside his sister Anna Mai and went on to tour China and then a summer run in the renowned Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. This paved the path for a new exciting venture into Heartbeat of Home. Aside from dancing, Fergus is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Fred has been dancing since he was 9 with the De Danaan School of Irish Dance. Throughout his dancing career, he has been crowned 8 time Western Canadian Champion, 2 time North American National Champion, and placed as high as 2nd at the Worlds and the All Ireland’s Irish Dance Championship. He has taken part in performing at Awards Ceremony as well as providing entertainment for the Irish Pavilion during the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. In 2013, Fred began his professional career with Heartbeat of Home.
At age seventeen, Jack joined Heartbeat of Home on the first China tour in 2013. This first professional show experience provided him stage-time that any young performer would envy. Following this tour he returned home for a busy final year of school, during which he sang at Ireland’s National Concert Hall on behalf of his school, danced in front of an audience of 80,000 in Ireland’s national football stadium and won his 7th consecutive World Irish Dance Championship.
Jack was asked to join the cast of world famous Riverdance, performing in his first show at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin and went on to tour North America, Europe and China. Jack returns to tour with Heartbeat of Home in China, Germany and the London Palladium.
Rocio started dancing at age four in Granada, Spain. At twenty one, she graduated from El Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, Granada and began working professionally with various flamenco companies and artists including Compañia Andaluza de Danza, Flamencos en Route, Mario Maya and Rafaela Carrasco. Rocio has also created her own works. In 2006, she premiered Acordes Pintados con Palabras and currently has an ongoing show Alhambra Baila. Rocio has performed all over the world as a featured flamenco soloist in Riverdance and has most recently added Heartbeat of Home to her credits as a flamenco artist/choreographer.
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