Lord of the Dance is absolutely jampacked with top-notch #IrishDance talent. When you make it into Team Lord, that means you're the proverbial tip of the spear: one of the true greats, entrusted to continue the success of Michael Flatley's billion-dollar dance show all over the world.
For the month of July, #LordOfTheDance's Ellie-Mae Grace Wheeler from Claddagh Academy is Irish Dancing Magazine's covergirl. Back when we were on tour, our own Dark Lord and filmmaker extraordinaire Alasdair Spencer filmed this outstanding video introducing Ellie-Mae, currently our youngest troupe member, as she went on her first tour as a professional Irish dancer.
If you haven't yet picked up IDM's July issue featuring Ellie-Mae, it's definitely worth it. Make sure to also check out our past interviews and backstage on-tour videos with her in our video archive!
These last few months have been hard for competition dancers because you've had to train at home; maintaining focus and discipline when you're learning from a computer screen is not easy. We hope stories like Ellie-Mae's inspire you to continue to put in the work -- because if you work hard at it, you too might just end up touring the world with Lord of the Dance.