Our Team

Our company is made for Irish dancers, by Irish dancers. Members of Brooklyn Irish Dance Company have performed throughout North America and around the world, with companies including: Riverdance, Celtic Fyre, Women of Ireland, and Trinity Irish Dance Company, and with notable Irish musicians including: The Chieftans, Eileen Ivers, Cherish the Ladies, Danu, and The Prodigals, among others.

 
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Erin O’Donnell
Founder, Executive Director & Choreographer

Erin started dancing at the age of seven under Peggy White with the An Rince Mor School of Irish Dance in Long Island, NY. After a successful competitive career medaling nationally and internationally, she spent several years dancing professionally, most notably as an opening cast member of Celtic Fyre and Carol of the King, the Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular, on tour internationally as the lead performer in Night of the Dance, and as the creative director and lead performer in the Off-Broadway production of A Celtic Christmas Story. She has also performed throughout the United States with many Irish musicians, including Danu, and The Prodigals.

A New York native, she has been a resident of Greenpoint since 2013, when she received her TCRG certification with honors from An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha. She opened the O’Donnell Academy in Brooklyn in 2016, and after realizing there was no creative outlet for advanced Irish dancers despite the city’s cultural history, she founded Brooklyn Irish Dance Company as a means to cultivate professional-level opportunities for dancers in the NYC community.

 
 
 
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Stacey Cox
Founder, Director of Communications

Stacey started dancing at the age of four in Tampa, Florida at the Butler School of Irish Dance under Sheila Butler Duffy. Stacey competed and performed in Florida, where she ranked at the regional and national level under the direction of Karl Drake. She performed with Irish recording artists The Chieftains in Atlanta, Georgia before retiring from competition. After a brief hiatus in her college and early professional career, Stacey returned to dancing in New York City, where she became a founding member of Brooklyn Irish Dance Company.

 
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Alexandra Owensby
Founder, Creative Director  

Alexandra started taking dance classes at the age of six and is well versed in ballet, tap, and jazz.  At the age of 12, one of her dance teachers wanted to try Irish dancing and after a few classes Alexandra was hooked.  She began dancing with Geraldine Murray in Portland Oregon before dancing with O’Grady Quinlan when she moved to Pennsylvania for college and graduate school. During this time she enjoyed many performance opportunities, including some coastal tours with Men of Worth and Eileen Ivers, performances with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and ensemble and soloist roles in the Mt. Hood Ballet theater productions of the Nutcracker, Cinderella, and the Goldberg Variations.  She also reached her competitive goal of competing at the World Championships of Irish Dancing.

Recently Alexandra moved to New York City to pursue her creative aspirations, including becoming a founding member and Creative Director of the Brooklyn Irish Dance Company.  Her most recent performance includes being an opening cast member of Jigs, Dreams, and Reality this past summer.

 
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Mallory Silliere
Founder, Director of Partnerships

Mallory started Irish dance at seven years old with the Pender Keady Academy in Stamford, CT. In her competitive career she competed at the regional, national, and world level. She was an opening cast member of Jigs, Dreams & Reality this past summer, and is proud to be a founding member of the Brooklyn Irish Dance Company.

 
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Myles Lawson
Company Member, Choreographer

Myles Lawson started his dancing career as a student at Regan Rankin Holland Irish Dance Academy in Columbus, OH. As a competitor, Myles placed top three at the Mid-America Oireachtas, top 10 at the North American Irish Dance Championships, and achieved recall at the World Championships. He has always been passionate about delivering the best performance possible, and this passion ignited into a professional career in dance at the age of 17. He has performed with shows such as The American Company of Irish Dance and studio2stage, as dance captain and lead understudy in Rhythm In The Night & Carol of the King, and as the lead role of the priest in the International premiere tour of Romeo & Juliet this past summer. Myles works with many local companies choreographing in the styles of Irish, Modern, Contemporary, and Jazz styles.

 
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Meghan Lucey
Company Member, Choreographer

Meghan Lucey, a Connecticut native, began dancing at the age of 7. In her competitive career Meghan was awarded numerous titles including National Champion, All-Scotland Champion, NAFC Senior Belt Champion and 6 time New England Regional Champion. She has also placed in the top 5 at every major competition within An Coimisiún, including an incredible 2nd place and silver medal at the World Championships in 2009. Meghan’s professional career began when she joined the cast of Riverdance in 2007. She has toured with Riverdance extensively for an impressive 9 years throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and lists her personal highlights as performing at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, NBC’s Riverdance on Ice, and CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden in Los Angeles. She has also enjoyed touring with several other productions including Cherish the LadiesCeltic Fire and Women of Ireland. Meghan was also the Dance Captain for Ireland the Show, the Principle Dancer in the Busch Gardens show Celtic Fyre, and featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent as part of Hammerstep. Meghan is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural production of A Celtic Christmas Story and cannot wait to be back on stage in NYC!

 
 

Michael Roberson
Company Member, Choreographer

Michael began Irish dancing at age 9 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and competed for 9 years before starting his performance career with Take The Floor in 2012. He has since gone on to tour North America as the lead performer in Rhythm in the Night and with Carol of the King. Most recently, he was a member of the opening cast of Jigs, Dreams & Reality. Michael is also a company member of the American Company of Irish Dance and an active member of Little Rock Untapped, Arkansas’ only professional tap company. He has had the opportunity to teach tap and Irish dance in schools all over the state, as part of the cultural arts outreach mission of Untapped.

 
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Michael Wessells
Company Member, Featured Singer

Michael is excited to be a member of Brooklyn Irish Dance Co. His first stint in the Irish Dance world was as a singer in Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. A proud member of Actors Equity Association, he’s also been seen in regional theatres, and tours around the country, on several cruise lines and as a member of the a cappella group, The Cat’s Pajamas. When in New York, Michael can be seen performing musical improv with his team Warrior 3

 
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Rachael Scarr
Company Member, Featured Singer

Rachael Scarr is thrilled to honor her Irish roots while celebrating Christmas this year, Off-Broadway in the city she now calls home!  She is currently performing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Argyle Theatre in Long Island through the end of the year.  Other favorite credits include: Ever After (World-Premiere), Eileen Evergreen in Nice Work If You Can Get It (1st National Tour), Jekyll and Hyde (Korean Tour), Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate.  BFA NYU Tisch Cap21; originally from Skaneateles, NY.  Philippians 4:13.  More info: www.rachaelscarr.com Follow along @scarrizzle 

 
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Michael Piotrowski
Company Member

Michael Piotrowski began his adventure with the arts in his early childhood in the folkloric dance and song ensemble, and school of classical music, earning diplomas in clarinet, piano and music theory. He later studied voice at Mozarteum University, variety of dance genres in a full time program at Broadway Dance Center, and graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in Manhattan. Among others, his theatrical credits include Off-Broadway Letters to Sala at the Barrow Group Theatre, and Broadway production of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. His Irish dance competitive career includes 4 golds at European Championships, and other medals at Great Britain Championships, All Ireland's, All Scotland's, among many other majors feiseanna in Europe and the USA. Michael also toured all over the globe with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Feet of Flames. He choreographed and directed three Irish dance shows, and helped with numerous other productions. He is thrilled to be joining the cast of A Celtic Christmas Story. Michael is a resident T.C.R.G. at Deirdre O’ Mara School of Irish Dance in Yonkers. Instagram @bearpio web: www.ActorMichaelP.com

 
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Tara Harte
Company Member

Tara, originally from the Bay Area (Go San Fransisco Giants!), finally moved to New York in 2015 to pursue her dreams of being on Broadway. Tara started dance at age three, and has been dancing ever since. She competed in her very first Irish dance competition at age five, and continued under the instruction of the Rosemary Turco School of Irish Dance for 18 years. Tara is experienced in all styles of dance, including Jazz, ballet, modern and hip hop. She began performing in plays in high school, and in college she immersed herself in musical theater. Tara takes classes at Broadway Dance Center, and enjoys doing Musical Improv at Magnet Theater Training Center.

 
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Aaron Wolf
Company Member

Starting Irish dance at the age of 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aaron immediately felt in love with the art. In his 14 years of competitive dancing at the Bell School, he was a 2-time Mid-America Oireachtas Champion, 3rd in the nation, and as high as 9th in the world (world medalist) in 2016. Growing tired of the competition circuit, he decided to join the Trinity Irish Dance Company for new possibilities after moving to Chicago to study at DePaul University. With Trinity, he has had the opportunity to choreograph his own solo material as well as aid in choreography on larger scale pieces such as “SOLES” and “An Sorcas,” performing everywhere from the Joyce Theatre in NYC to the Orb Theatre in Tokyo and across the United States. Aaron is currently studying Jazz Trumpet Performance and Performing Arts Management at DePaul in hopes of making music professionally and making an impact on the performing arts business as a whole. Aaron is incredibly excited to be performing in the first production of Brooklyn Irish Dance Company.

 
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Lisa Murphy
Company Member

A Brooklyn girl, born & raised, Lisa Murphy began her Irish Dance career at the age of 8 with the O’Malley Irish Dance Academy. After a successful competitive career, achieving numerous regional, national, & world accolades, she became a TCRG in 2013. She currently teaches at the O’Malley Irish Dance Academy, aiming to instill in the students the same love of Irish Dance that was instilled in her. This year she performed with Hammerstep in their inaugural immersive theater production Indigo Grey: The Micah Grey Experiment. Lisa was also featured in two Pepsi commercials for Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime performance in 2017. She is very excited to be a part of the Brooklyn Irish Dance Company & is looking forward to performing in A Celtic Christmas Story!

 
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Lauren Beadle
Company Member

Lauren Beadle, a Stamford, Connecticut native, began Irish dancing at the age of seven. In her competitive dancing career with the Harney Pender Keady Academy, Lauren has placed in the top 10 at the World Championships, the top 5 at the American Nationals, and is a two-time New England Regional Champion. Lauren began her professional dancing career in 2017 touring with Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular. This year Lauren joined Hammerstep, an original dance crew that combines Irish, hip hop, stepping and martial arts. She most recently performed in their inaugural production of Indigo Grey: The Micah Grey Experiment. Lauren is looking forward to celebrating her favorite time of year on stage dancing with A Celtic Christmas Story!

 
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Catie Horseman
Company Member

At the wee age of four, Catie’s mom, a former Irish dancer, showed her Riverdance on VHS. Ever since, Catie has been using hop 1-2-3’s as her main form of transportation. Her instantaneous love, commitment, and passion for the sport has led to over two decades of competing and medaling in numerous Regional, National, and World Championships and performing with the likes of The Chieftains

After many years of teaching and competing under Mary Jo Clark of the Clark Academy of Irish Dance in St. Louis, MO, Catie moved to New York City to pursue her love of art, people, and of course, Irish dancing. She is a recent member of the Brooklyn Irish Dance Company and hopes to use her career as a video Director and Producer to show New York just how exciting the sport can be. 

 
 

Martin Bradshaw
Company Member

Martin's dance journey began at age six after falling in love with his parents' copy of Riverdance on VHS. He has trained with the Flying Irish Dance Troupe, the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dance, and currently dances with the Doherty Petri School of Irish Dancing. Over the course of his competitive career, Martin has achieved New England and Mid-Atlantic regional titles and garnered rankings as high as sixth in North America and tenth in the world. He has performed with Take The Floor and was an original cast member of Studio2Stage. Martin Bradshaw is also in his senior year at Hofstra University where he is majoring in Public Relations with a minor in graphic design. He regularly choreographs for and performs with his campus dance team, transcenDANCE. He is excited to be performing with the talented cast of A Celtic Christmas Story.