Breandán de Gallaí

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Breandán de Gallaí

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Breándan de Gallai was born in Baoth Dobhair, County Donegal and raised in Ulster Gaeltacht. He studied modern jazz, ballet and tap in addition to Irish dance at the Gus Giodrano Dance Academy in Chicago, for which he won a scholarship.

He has won numerous dancing awards, including National, Provisional and British Championships.

Breándan studied physics at Dublin City University where he earned an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree before teaching post-primary subjects including physical education at an all-girls school.

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In 1994, he joined Michael Flatley and Jean Butler in the Dublin production of an intermission number for the Eurovision competition, called Riverdance. He was appointed Dance Captain when Riverdance began its first run of performances in Dublin that same year.

Click here to view larger photoSince then, Breándan has been the lead dancer for the Liffey Company of Riverdance, currently touring Europe. Despite his hectic schedule, Breándan has found time to appear in an Irish language soap opera as well as dub cartoons in his native tongue.

He also appeared with Jean Butler in The Brylcreem Boys, where his credits appear as "Brendan Galway."


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