Dance

SPD 2017

Jeremy has studied dance with the Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers (Lexington, KY) since 2014.  With KMID, he has regularly performed in festivals, private events, workshops, pubs, and competitions.  His experience ranges from step dance and céilí (the Irish equivalent of square dance), to Sean-Nós (“old style”) and set dance.

He has seen competitive success as both a soloist and ensemble dancer, receiving awards at a number of local and regional events.  As a soloist, Jeremy was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2019 Mid-America Oireachtas in the Adult Traditional Sets category.  He is a charter member of the KMID Adult Céilí Team, and competed with the group from 2014 – 2016, 2018 – 2019, and 2021 – 2022.  The team has finished in the top 3 at the Mid-America Oireachtas each year, and has been awarded the Gold Medal six times:

  • Adult Céilí:  2015, 2019, 2021
  • Adult 4-Hand:  2018, 2019, 2021

The team won the 2022 North American Irish Dance Championship in the Adult Mixed Céilí category in Montréal, QC, Canada.

Outside of competition, Jeremy performs as a core member of the KMID touring company, which is primarily comprised of the school’s faculty members.  The ensemble performs professionally in a variety of venues ranging from local pubs to concert hall stages.  The company has been featured in concert with several musical ensembles – including We Banjo 3 and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra – and was cast in an original stage production entitled, “Next Stop.”

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