Irish dance teacher Catriona Newcombe on Riverdance, founding Echoes of Erin dance schools in Asia, and getting culture shock back in Ireland

//Irish dance teacher Catriona Newcombe on Riverdance, founding Echoes of Erin dance schools in Asia, and getting culture shock back in Ireland

Irish dance teacher Catriona Newcombe on Riverdance, founding Echoes of Erin dance schools in Asia, and getting culture shock back in Ireland

First steps I was born in 1973 in Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, the middle child of six kids. My dad was a monumental sculptor and mum worked with him – she’s a published poet. I started dancing when I was two and a half. I went with my sisters and was always the little one at the front, watching everything.“When I was nine, I entered the Ballyclare Folk Dancing Festival. I had worked so hard, I think I was in my prime. It was my first major championship, it was amazing. I knew everyone at…

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