Michael Flatley (born July 16, 1958) is an American dancer, choreographer, artist and musician and is a native of the South Side of Chicago with an Irish family background.
In 1994 Michael changed the face of Irish dance forever with his breath-taking creation of Riverdance. He went on to create Lord of the Dance which debuted at the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1996. His name and Lord of the Dance brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry and grand scale productions that have mesmerized audiences of over 50 million people around the globe.
Michael has entered into the world of art with his innovative new art form where he portrays the fluid movement of dance on canvas. The result of the dance is a truly unique visual display. Michael’s artwork has generated sales in excess of £ 2 Million in the last 2 years.
The dancing sensation has also recently completed directing and starring in a full length spy thriller, due to be released in early 2019.