Biography

Michael Ryan Flatley (born 16 July 1958) is an Irish American step dancer, writer, flautist, choreographer and occasional television presenter who became internationally known through his theatre musicals, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames. Michael Flatley shot to fame during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest 1994. Michael Flatley returned to the stage in 2009 for a limited run of the "Hyde Park" version of Feet of Flames in Taiwan. From the south side of Chicago, his parents were from County Sligo and County Carlow.Flatley began dancing lessons at 11 and, in 1975, became the first non-European resident to win the All-Ireland World Championship for Irish dance. As a trained amateur boxer Flatley was defeated by Kenneth Reed of the Windy City Gym in a Chicago Golden Gloves Tourmanment bout on February 25, 1975. Flatley is also a proficient flute player, having twice won the All-Ireland Competition. In dance, Flatley was taught by Dennis Dennehy at the Dennehy School of Irish Dance in Chicago, then went on to producing his own show. After graduating from Brother Rice High School, on Chicago's Southwest Side, he opened a dance school.Michael Flatley return was met with multiple standing ovations. Michael Flatley is back to hit the stage in UK this year with "Lord of the Dance". Michael Flatley Tickets are available at Sold Out Ticket Market.

Michael Ryan Flatley (born 16 July 1958) is an Irish American step dancer, writer, flautist, choreographer and occasional television presenter who became internationally known through his theatre musicals, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames. Michael Flatley shot to fame during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest 1994. Michael Flatley returned to the stage in 2009 for a limited run of the "Hyde Park" version of Feet of Flames in Taiwan. From the south side of Chicago, his parents were from County Sligo and County Carlow.Flatley began dancing lessons at 11 and, in 1975, became the first non-European resident to win the All-Ireland World Championship for Irish dance. As a trained amateur boxer Flatley was defeated by Kenneth Reed of the Windy City Gym in a Chicago Golden Gloves Tourmanment bout on February 25, 1975. Flatley is also a proficient flute player, having twice won the All-Ireland Competition. In dance, Flatley was taught by Dennis Dennehy at the Dennehy School of Irish Dance in Chicago, then went on to producing his own show. After graduating from Brother Rice High School, on Chicago's Southwest Side, he opened a dance school.Michael Flatley return was met with multiple standing ovations. Michael Flatley is back to hit the stage in UK this year with "Lord of the Dance". Michael Flatley Tickets are available at Sold Out Ticket Market.

Personal Info

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Known Credits 14

Birthday 1958-07-16

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Blackbird as Victor Blackley
2014 Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
2011 Michael Flatley: Lord of the Dance as Lord of the Dance
2008 Superstars of Dance(5 episodes) as Host
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2005 Michael Flatley, Celtic Tiger as Himself
2005 Riverdance - Best Of Riverdance
2005 Dancing with the Stars(325 episodes)
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
1998 Feet of Flames as The Lord of the Dance
1997 Lord of the Dance as Lord of the Dance
1995 Riverdance: The Show as Lead Dancer
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1965 Laredo(1 episode) as Dave

Directing

BlackbirdDirector

Production

BlackbirdExecutive Producer

Writing

BlackbirdWriter

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