Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Dancer James Keegan Interview Playhouse Lord Of The Dance….
James was born and raised in Manchester, influenced by his parent’s Irish roots in Co. Leitrim where James took up Irish dancing at the age of 4.
James competed in many competitions winning his first title at the American National Championships at the age of 7.
He continued to excel winning a total of 4 American National, 8 British National, 9 Great Britain, 3 all Ireland, 1 European and 2 World championship titles.
2000 was an incredible year for James winning every major title that could be achieved competitively in Irish dancing.
For the past 10 years James has been touring with troupe 1 in Lord of the Dance.
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games has a new West End home and can be seen at the Playhouse Theatre until 3 January 2016.
Here’s James in conversation with Alex Belfield in Sept 2015:
Only 10 months after joining the cast he was asked to perform the lead role of ‘Lord’ which he performed for the first time in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and became the youngest dancer to ever perform the role.
He has continued to travel with the show performing in various countries and regions such as USA, Mexico, Egypt, Dubai, Russia, Asia and all over Europe.
One of James’ proudest moments came in 2010 when he performed in his home city of Manchester behind Michael Flatley.
It was a lifelong ambition to perform in the Manchester arena. Other highlights for James were dancing for Prince Charles at Buckingham palace and the royal families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Flatley said, “I’m delighted that London has once again welcomed us so warmly, and to be able to extend the show’s run by moving to the very beautiful Playhouse Theatre makes me feel immensely proud of what we’ve achieved. I am delighted for my dancers that they can continue to perform in this great city.”
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 28th September 2015.