The Academy Irish Dance Company
The World Champions are coming…..The Academy Irish Dance Company is THE dance show you simply CANNOT miss at the 2018 Dublin Irish Festival! Celebrating 10 years of Irish Dance excellence, The Academy was originally founded in Birmingham, England by Directors: Byron Tuttle ADCRG and Edward Searle ADCRG, who were former World Irish Dance Champions themselves and also starred in the hit shows: Riverdance AND Lord of the Dance. After producing dozens of Solo and Team Champions in England, Byron and Edward made the huge decision to open ‘The Academy’ in Columbus, Ohio in 2011 and have since produced many new Champions in the last 6 short years. Based in Westerville, the awe-inspiring dancers from The Academy have brought eleven (yes, ELEVEN!!!) World Irish Dance Championship Titles back to Columbus in both girls and boys solo sections AND also in team dancing sections as well. In addition to their unparalleled competitive achievements, The Academy was also featured on Season 8 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ and received an overwhelming FOUR unanimous ‘YES’ votes from the celebrity judges during the televised rounds! Add to the hundreds of major competitive titles won by The Academy dancers over the years, these dancers also bring to the Dublin Irish Festival stage a true passion for performing, a flair for the dramatics and a level of execution and professionalism you won’t see anywhere else! This electrifying show will have you jumping to your feet cheering for more! Prepare to be AMAZED…..The Academy Irish Dance Company!