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@Ireland Curator: Padraic Moyles

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Born in Dublin Ireland, Padraic emigrated to New York when he was nine years old.

At the age 12 he starred as the principal actor in the Off Broadway production of Grandchild of Kings, directed by Harold Prince. Dancing under the tutelage of Donny Golden, he joined Riverdance in 1997 and he went on to be the show’s Dance Captain and Principal Dancer.

In 2006 he joined the Broadway production of The Pirate Queen (Dance Captain) before returning to Riverdance in 2008. After being nominated for an Ovation Award for his leading role in Riverdance, Padraic went on to become a part of the cultural delegation to President Mary McAleese. He has also had the pleasure and honor of performing for a number of heads of State from around the world, most recently Michelle Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.

Padraic has shared the stage and television appearances with some of the world’s finest performers and he is delighted to be Assistant Director in Heartbeat of Home, the new Music and Dance Spectacular from the creators of Riverdance.

You'll find him on twitter as @PadraicMoyles.

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