About

About

Emily MacConnell (Irish Dance)

Emily hails from Lancaster, California. She began dancing at age 5 when her mother put her into an Irish dance class after reading an advertisement in the local newspaper. Emily has danced for 17 years and has placed as high as 8th in the world, 3rd at the All-Scotland championships, 3rd in the nation, and 1st in her own (Western US) and Southern England regions (having competed there while she studied abroad in London, England) under the direction of the Butler-Fearon O’Connor School of Irish Dance. Emily who will graduate in May, is currently a theatre major at the University of Southern California. She cannot wait to tour with An Irish Christmas and is thankful and happy to be able to be a part of it. “To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”-Agnes de Denver Miller III