LAIM HARNEY


Creator and Choreographer

Laim Harney is a world champion Irish Step Dancer. He has starred in the London Production of "Riverdance" and the Irish Dance Musical "Waves." He also topped the bill in the tour of Ireland and Australia on the Irish government project "Great Famine Suite." This was followed by the highly acclaimed Broadway production of "Flight From the Hungry Land" at the Lincoln Center with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In between major productions Mr. Harney manages to do special performances around the world, which have included the White House for Presidents Reagan and Clinton.

In addition to performing, Mr. Harney has choreographed Television and Film productions including: "Blown Away" the MGM motion picture starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones; "Those Wicked Feet" a documentary; "The Late Late Show" starring Gay Burn (Ireland); "Breakfast Time" on the FX cable; "Great Famine Commemoration," a benefit concert with original music by composer Charlie Lennon; "Donny and Marie" the pilot. For stage he has choreographed numerous productions for his dance company as well as such theatrical notables as "Dancing at Lughnasa" starring Michael Learned, at the Old Globe Theatre.

Irish Music Magazine names Mr. Harney one of the top 100 Irish American. Other recipients have included Liam Neeson, Aiden Quinn and Phil Donahue. Currently Mr. Harney can be seen in the national Irish Dancing commercials for "Folgers" for which he choreographed. He continues to thrill audiences in solo performances around the world: Radio City Music Hall, New York; Dorothy Chandlier Pavilion, Los Angeles; Wolftrap, Washington, DC; Filene Center, Maryland; Lincoln Center, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington, DC and many more. His Irish Step Dancing expertise coupled with his extensive Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance backgrounds have made him one of the most talented dancers of our time.