O'Leary Dance Troupe
Award-winning Irish step dancing
This troupe is based in NYC
O'Leary Irish Dance Troupe
The O'Leary Irish Dance Troupe was formed in New York in 1997 and perform at a variety of festivals, concerts, showcases and corporate events mostly in the New York area. They completed a hugely successful tour of Japan with Irish folk band The Suffering Gaels in 2001, performing 26 shows in large venues such as Osaka Festival Hall. The Troupe also performed at The Union Square Summer in the Square concert series in June 2001 and August 2002 in Manhattan, and will be returning on August 6 2003. They have also headlined The Rockland Worldfest International Dance Festival and been featured in the New York City Irish Dance Festival in 2002 and 2003. In December 2001 and March 2002 the troupe toured America with 'The Three Irish Tenors'. They have also performed at the Gala St. Patricks Day Ball in The Plaza Hotel in New York, the American-Ireland Fund dinner, AIB Corporate entertainment, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Corporate Show and 'Shadfest' on the River Hudson.
Mr. O'Leary is a former All-Ireland and World Champion from Dublin, Ireland. He is a much sought-after choreographer and workshop instructor and has choreographed shows for Comhaltas in Dublin and in the US. In 1996 he put together and choreographed the first ever multi-national team to compete in the World Irish Dance Championships, including dancers from Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Botswana, USA and Ireland. OLeary is the director of the largest Irish Dance school in New York City, and he also practices as an architect. The dancers in the Troupe are from around the world but now all live in New York. Together they blend their influences and experiences to create an exciting Irish Dance Show, combining traditional forms with new choreography.