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Ruaidhrí Maguire is a ballet dancer and choreographer from Ireland currently working between Ireland and Poland.
PERFORMING Currently working as a soloist, Ruaidhrí has been dancing with the Baltic Opera Ballet in Gdansk, Poland for 4 years. Prior to this, he has performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe with four companies and multiple guestings. Notable roles include Albrecht in Giselle, Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Principal Couple in Cuatro Estaciones de Buenos Aires, and in Peter Quanz's Luminous. Find out more here.
CHOREOGRAPHY Ruaidhrí's choreography explores the ideas of self-portraiture and how this can affect the relationships with yourself and those around you. His one-act ballet Dear Frances (2019) premiered London and more recently the Baltic Opera Ballet premiered his works Cloudburst (2021) for eight dancers and duet Elegia (2021), his solo Gigue 1 (2022) premiered in Osaka Japan, and he performed a new pas de deux After/Before (2022) at Dublin's Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography. Upcoming premieres include Beating Streets in City Hearts for ten dancers premiers at the Baltic Opera Ballet on October 2022. Ruaidhrí is currently developing a new narrative ballet supported by the ACNI. Explore his choreography here.
TEACHING He is passionate about working with young dancers and performers and has worked extensively with individuals and youth groups as both teacher and choreographer. Ruaidhrí
believes in making ballet accessible to all communities and in challenging any preconceived conceptions about ballet as an elitist art form. Learn more here.
BACKGROUND Ruaidhrí began his classical training with the Roberta McCormick School of Ballet and Laura Walker Ballet School. After this, he began his vocational training at the Central School of Ballet, London under Resmi Malko, Aurora Bosch, Christopher Marney, and William Glassman. He was generously supported by the Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust and by Ballet Central.