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Ruaidhrí Maguire is a choreographer and ballet dancer 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 6 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, Espada in Don Quixote, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Principal Couple in Cuatro Estaciones de Buenos AiresFind 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 most recent work White Doves for Six Dance Collective premiered at The MAC, Belfast, Aug 2023. Ruaidhrí is currently developing a new dance film with support from Dance Ireland. 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.

Ruaidhri Maguire and female ballet dancer on a poster
Ruaidhri Maguire and a female dancer at a ballet photoshoot


Ruaidhrí has created varying styles of pieces for television and theatre, from ballet to musical theatre.



Ruaidhrí has danced a wide range of ballets and neo-classical works by world renowned choreographers.



Ruaidhrí is available for private coaching, audition preparation and masterclasses.

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