Ronan McCormack is one of the worlds most sought after Irish Dance choreographers. He began his training at the age of 3 in Dublin and before long he was competing at feiseanna in Ireland and the UK. The following 20 years saw a competitive career, which included Irish, British, North American and World successes.
Ronan is also an accomplished musician and in 1994 graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology with a B.A. Music degree. It was during his last year at college that he was chosen to be part of the original Riverdance troupe for the Eurovision Song contest and subsequently toured the UK, USA and Canada with “Riverdance-The Show”. Not only did he dance with the show, he also played keyboards with the Riverdance Orchestra.
He returned to Ireland in 2000 to sit the TCRG examination, the official qualification for Irish Dance Teachers, and followed this with the ADCRG, adjudicator’s diploma.
Over the past 6 years, he has travelled extensively, choreographing for both competitive dancers as well as performing companies and he is constantly in demand to adjudicate both at home and internationally.
Having also trained in tap and modern dance, Ronan has appeared regularly on television in Ireland. In 2004 he appeared as a “dancing giant” in the Miramax production of “Ella Enchanted”. In 2006, he choreographed and appeared in a production of “Playboy of the Western World” for Det Norske Teatret (the Norwegian state theatre company). Most recently he has featured as one of the professional dance partners in RTE’s “Celebrity Jigs ‘n’ Reels”.
It’s not everyone who gets to turn his childhood pasion into a career and Ronan feels truly blessed to be working in the world of Irish Dance. Gallery Video