Flatley, Michael Ryan
1958 - Michael Ryan Flatley born on the 16th of July in Detroit, Michigan. He is an American Irish dancer from the south side of Chicago. His parents were from County Mayo and County Carlow, Ireland. Dancer and choreographer.
1969 - At age 11 he began dance lessons.
1975 - Became the first American to win the All World Championships in Irish dancing.
1994 - He shot to fame after the success of his stage routine Riverdance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin.
1996 - He went on to create, choreograph, and star in the show Lord of the Dance.
1998 - Also a flautist, he played in his later show, Feet of Flames.
2001 - Following a successful world tour, he announced his retirement from the stage but continued as choreographer and producer.
2005 - Has a new show, Celtic Tiger, premiered in the US.
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