Celtic Illusion

The show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish dance with mind-blowing magic and grand illusions. With incredible choreography, spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.

Showcasing a stellar cast of champion and internationally-acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Celtic Illusion offers some of the fastest taps in the world as the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. The show, which has been performed to sold-out audiences across Australia and New Zealand, is led by Australia’s very own Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Anthony Street joined the Australian Irish Dance company shortly before 2000, going on to perform at numerous corporate events and venues including the MCG, Hamer Hall (Melbourne Arts Centre) and the Sydney Opera House. At the age of 19 he set off on a 5-month tour that would turn into an eight-year career travelling the world, including a residency in Dublin with Dance of Desire as well as tours of France and Germany, before being cast as principal dancer for Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Anthony’s next dream was to create his own production and after months of stressful preparation, in November 2011 Celtic Illusion was born. Now the popular stage show regularly performs to sell-out audiences across Australia, with Anthony performing the multi-faceted roles of director, producer, choreographer and lead dancer.

Get ready to cheer for Montrealer Natasha Woytiuk, the lead female dancer. She danced at the Bernadette Short School of Irish Dancing in Kirkland for over 15 years. Natasha has placed in the top 10 at the World Championships, top 5 at the North American Championships and has won the Eastern Canadian Regional Championships twice. She has also earned medals at other international level competitions such as the All-Ireland, the All-Scotland and the Great Britain Championships. Natasha completed the pre-professional program of Ballet and Modern dance at Ballet Divertimento and holds a degree in Dance Education from l’Université du Québec à Montréal. She also performed on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘L’Échelle du Talent’.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:30pm
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