14.45 - 15.30
On The Day Price
Neil O'Brien - Tap
Neil trained in Billie Barry Stage School and Broadway Dance Centre, NYC.
While in New York he studied under the mentorship of Broadway choreographers David Marquez and Josh Bergasse.
He was a member of The Chase Brock Experience and SLC where he created new works shown at City Centre, Alvin Ailey Theatre, Cedar Lake and The Joyce, all in New York. He was also a part of Irish dance company ‘ponydance’ where he performed internationally with them, his favourite being HIFA in Zimbabwe.
He has toured Internationally with cruise lines Holland America and Irish Ferries as well as stage shows such as Shake, Rattle and Roll, Dancing Queen, Jurys Irish Cabaret, Celtic Rhythms, Maria De Buenos Aires, Carousel and West Side Story.
Choreography credits - Puttin On The Ritz (NCH), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Stranmillis Theatre) Polly and The Magic Lamp (Olympia Theatre), Beauty and The Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella (Cork Opera House) Jesus Christ Superstar (BPSA) ’Starting Point(e) and “Miles Away Beside You’ (Smock Alley), ’Holding On’(Axis Theatre), ‘SINNEAD One night only…for two nights’ (MAC) ‘Swing Cats’ (Olympia Theatre), Grease (Gaiety Theatre),’In The Heights’ (Portland, OR) ‘Showtime’ ‘All Aboard (Brown Thomas) and the Opening of FAO Schwartz in Arnotts.
TV/Music Videos - Dancing With The Stars (RTE), The Late Late Toy Show (RTE), Once Upon a Time at Christmas (RTE Jr), Derek Ryan ‘Hayley Jo’, Miss Kate ‘Trapped in Love’, ‘Safe Cross Code’ Road Safety Authority. He has also created promo videos for the bands ‘Like A Version’ and ‘The Goods Band).
As a teacher, Neil has taught workshops throughout Ireland, UK, Mexico and USA. He was also on faculty for The Joffrey Summer Intensive,The Pulse Convention, USA Project Dance NI and Perform, Ireland. He has judged numerous dance competitions throughout Ireland and the UK such as 5,6,7,8 Elite Dance, Art in Motion, Spring Elite Classic , Twilight Dance Competition and the All Ireland Inter- Varsity Competition