Owen Luebbers is an Irish-dance star on the rise
Tired of other people’s old-fashioned views on Irish dancing, 16-year-old Owen Luebbers decided to do something about it and give an old tradition some modern sass.
Putting steps to his favorite songs, the extremely talented Irish dancer wowed his followers with his dances to Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to name just a few.
"I think the majority of people don't know what Irish dance is, so by dancing to pop songs, I could make it more interesting to a wider audience," he told The Huffington Post. "I also love finding new music and combining it with dance."
Luebbers, from Philadelphia, is already a champion Irish dancer competing for 12 years and dancing from an extremely early age. "I am a seven-time national champion and am currently second in the world," he said. "I compete in international competitions several times a year."
Luebbers’ Vines have already been receiving a lot of attention, hitting over 18 million loops and drawing likes from none other than Britney Spears.
He has also competed in “America’s Got Talent” and started up his own YouTube channel so his admiring fans can get more than just a few flashes of his fancy footwork.
We look forward to seeing what he’ll come up with next!
Does Irish dancing need modern interpretations such as this or should it stay traditional? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
H/T: Huffington Post.
* Originally published in 2015.