Our World Class Instructors
Neill has continued to perform world-wide with artists such as, The Chieftains, The Wolftones, the Irish Rovers, Jurys Cabaret, The Commitments and many others. Famous stages include Radio City Music Hall, Trump Plaza and Resorts International.
In 1985, Neill won the prestigious North American Senior Belt and was the youngest dancer ever to accomplish this achievement. Overseas, he won the triple crown Sligo County Championship against the best Europe had to offer, and the All Ireland Championship in Limerick, Ireland. In 1986, Neill became one of only five Americans to earn the title of "World Champion" along with the renowned Michael Flatley.
In 1998 Patrick joined the world famous Lord of the Dance tour. The following year Patrick was chosen to tour with the record breaking production Feet of Flames alongside Michael Flatley. The show danced to sell out crowds around the world in arenas such as Madison Square Garden, Stormont Castle in Belfast and in Budapest’s Olympic Arena. Next Patrick was handpicked to dance the role of “Dark Lord” in Lord of the Dance World Tour (Australia). Impressing the choreographer, Patrick was elevated to the main lead of “Lord of the Dance” that same year.
After five years of dancing, touring six continents, and dancing to royalty, presidents, and uncountable crowds Patrick has turned his attention to sharing his experience and love of Irish dancing to Inishfree students in San Antonio and Texas.
Throughout his 12-year dancing career, Pierce shared the stage with legendary Irish groups such as The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and Eileen Ivers.
Since 2011, Inishfree has been lucky to have Pierce as one of our teachers. Since his arrival, he has worked mainly with our newest dancers, and over the last three years has developed quite a knack for getting our youngest to work hard and have fun at the same time. Inishfree has some of the most talented young dancers in the region, including the most recent Girls Under 8 Oireachtas Champion.