About us

Irish Dance Theatre is a new Colorado-based 501c3 nonprofit that seeks to preserve and embolden the art of Irish Dance. With financial support from companies, organizations and individuals, Irish Dance Theatre puts on performances, conducts training, and provides education and community engagement.



To be an internationally celebrated cultural institution. And we can’t do it without your help. You have the unique opportunity to support our mission with your sponsorship of Irish Dance Theatre and

“The Celtic Gift.”


IRISH DANCE IS AN ART FORM steeped in tradition that deserves to be preserved and continued. While many are familiar with Riverdance or Lord of the Dance, our mission is to continue to expand the art form and introduce it to new audiences of all ages.

Irish Dance Theatre is the only organization in North America producing performances like this. No other organizations like ours exist, and we’re excited to show what we can do to an ever-growing audience.

As a new non-profit, our organization is small and staffed by a volunteer board of directors dedicated to our mission.

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About the team

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MARTIN PERCIVAL is Chair of the Board and Co-Director of Irish Dance Theatre’s performances. He is a former dancer with Riverdance, Dancing on Dangerous Ground and principal dancer with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.

During his performance career, Martin’s credits include: Dance AV, Spirit of the Dance, Lord
of the Dance, Dancing on Dangerous Ground and Riverdance. His television credits include: Alas! Smith and Jones, Johnathan Ross, and The Big Breakfast.

His co-founder is Ciara Sexton, an Irish dancing professional who possesses multiple skills as a lead dancer, choreographer, lecturer and television announcer and presenter for major shows and events throughout the world. She is a five-time World & All-Ireland Champion and has starred as lead dancer in Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home and in both Lord of the Dance and Lord of the Dance 3D.