THE CREATIVES

Brent Pace

Producer & Director

Brent Pace has been an Irish dancer for over 20 years. He is the son of one of Australia’s most prominent Irish dance teachers and has trained alongside the very best in London, Australia Dublin & the United States. His competitive dance career has taken him to achieve such feats as becoming a World Medallist, 6 Time National Champion and getting top placings at every major Irish dance competition in the World.

Brent joined the show “The Rhythms of Ireland” in 2009 and by the beginning of 2011 he was the youngest Lead Dancer in the history of the company. He was then asked to perform the Principal role in the show’s first ever European tour. Since then, Brent has gone on to perform globally and joined Gaelforce Dance as the Principal Dancer in 2014 touring stadiums and theatres across the world.

Brent is also one of the featured main characters in ABC3’s “Dancing Down Under” Documentary. Filmed over 2011 and screened in Ireland, Australia and Europe in 2012, the program follows Brent’s competitive Irish dance journey through to the World Championships. 

Ceili Moore

Company Manager

Ceili Moore from Sydney, Australia began dancing at the age of 3 under the guidance of Geraldine French, Fiona-Gaye Moore and Bernadette Langshaw-Clarke.During her competitive Irish dance career she was crowned Australian National, North American National, All Ireland, and World Champion. Having studied a variety of dance styles along with music and drama, she studied performing arts at both Newtown Performing Arts, and Ettingshausens before beginning working professionally at the age of 18. Ceili has since performed in shows such as Riverdance & Lord of the Dance across over 15 different countries. Her highlights consist of performing the lead role of Morrighan alongside Michael Flatley, performing on the Westend, and appearances on The Graham Norton Show, and Good Morning America. Ceili was also an Ambassador for the Peter “Bullfrog” Moore Foundation which is dedicated to supporting young Sportspeople and Performers in achieving their dreams.Ceili is delighted to be a Lead Dancer & Dance Director in A Taste of Ireland and would like to thank her family, friends and mentors for their support in helping her achieve her own dreams. 

Jack Kearney

Co-Producer, Writer & Vocalist

Hailing from Sydney, Jack Kearney is an Australian writer and performer with a diverse portfolio. Following his graduation from secondary school, Kearney lived in both Sydney and Belfast, Northern Ireland where he honed his skills as a dancer and stage performer. During this time, he commenced studying a double bachelor degree in Law and Communication, alongside a diploma in language at the University of Technology, Sydney. 

 

In February 2015, Kearney was contracted by Éire Entertainment to tour Australia with the acclaimed stage show A Taste of Ireland. From there, Kearney worked for the company as both a dancer and writer on several national tours. At the end of 2017 Kearney’s commitment to the company was formalised when he was made the dance captain for the company’s seasonal spin off show A Taste of Irish Christmas. 

 

From 2015 to 2017, Kearney wrote and edited regularly for online news outlet Sportsmash. Here, Kearney developed his journalistic range, writing in a variety of styles and formats, culminating in him being recognised as the site’s most read contributor of 2016. Kearney broke away from Sportsmash at the beginning of 2017 to focus on other pursuits. Following this departure, Kearney commenced work on a debut novel, penned the script for a new stage show and launched his own news website, Birdlike Wire. 

Original Music by

Declan & Clancy Simpson

Arrangements by 

Charlie Galloway

Dance Captain

Jonty Moore

Production Manager

Jamie Turner

Transport Manager

Alan Pace

Lead Technical Designer

Jacob Sheppard

SHOWCASE CAST

As seen at APAP 2020

Principal Dancer

Principal Dancer

Ceili Moore

Vocalist/Dancer

Jack Kearney

Liam Fitzgerald

Multi-Instrumentalist

Company Dancer

Dancer

Harry Bartlett

Dancer

Jonty Moore

Dancer

Taylah Attwell-Gill

Maya Coyne

Dancer

Dancer

Sheridan O'Leary

Dancer

Melanie Valdes

Dancer

Tyler Watkins

Robin Klinger

Agent

Charlie Galloway

Brent Pace

Leinster Company

Victoria/Tasmania Dec 2019

Brent Pace

Jack Kearney

Charlie Galloway

Company Manager/Principal Dancer

Vocalist

Musician

Daniel Hunter

Harry Bartlett

Annabelle Rouse

Musician

Dance Captain/ Principal Understudy

Principal Dancer

Lachlan Ball

Liam Fitzgerald

Thomas Hughes

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Daniel McNamara

Elijah Reardon

Isobel Chambers

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Ainé Fitzpatrick

Louise Hewitt

Madeleine Howe

Jacob Sheppard

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Technical Manager

Elif Akgul

Alan Pace

Stage Manager

Transport Manager

Ulster Company

Western Australia  Dec 2019

Ceili Moore

Thomas Kearney

Euan McLaughlin

Company Manager/Principal Dancer

Vocalist

Musician

David Small

Mitchell O'Hara

Jonty Moore

Musician

Principal Dancer

Dance Captain

Sheridan O'Leary

David Carberry

Vaughan Cooper

Principal Understudy

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Ethan Kesby

Isobel Ashley

Caitlin Bone

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Ciara-Mae Crone

Dara McAleer

Brittany Pymm

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Jamie Turner

Sarah Connolly

Desmond Crone

Technical Manager

Stage Manager

Transport Manager

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An Astraíl Company

Australia/New Zealand 2019

Brent Pace

Ceili Moore

Jack Kearney

Producer/Principal Dancer

Company Manager/Principal Dancer

Co-Producer/Vocalist

Charlie Galloway

Savannah Donohoe

Jonty Moore

Musician

Musician

Dance Captain/Company Dancer

Harry Bartlett

Principal Understudy/Company Dancer

Sheridan O'Leary

Tanya Ojala

Gaby Stratmann

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Annabelle Rouse

Melanie Valdes

Liam Costllo

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Home Company

Liam Fitzgerald

Home Company

Mitchell O'Hara

Taylah Attwell-Gill

Principal Understudy/Company Dancer

Principal Understudy/Company Dancer

Tyler Watkins

Principal Understudy/Company Dancer

Thomas Hughes

Callum McGregor

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Daniel McNamara

Jerry Oliveri

Ciara-Mae Crone

Kelsey Finglas

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Ainé Mannion

Alliyah O'Hare

Company Dancer

Company Dancer

Riley Miszkurka

Benjamin Wright

Home Company

Home Company

Isobel Ashley

Roisin Bolwell

Ainé Fitzpatrick

Louise Hewitt

Breanna Terrington

Jamie Turner

Jacob Sheppard

Zachary Saric

Alan Pace

Home Company

Home Company

Home Company

Home Company

Home Company

Lighting Manager

Audio Manager

Stage Manager

Transport Manager

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