MARGARET O' CARROLL

ATCL, LTCL, Dip CSM

Margaret O’Carroll is the owner of Kerry Irish Productions Inc. The company works with leading corporations nationwide and internationally providing high-end entertainment for their corporate events. Included: Blackrock.com, Tourism Ireland: Flavors of Ireland/Tourism Ireland Trade Education Evenings/Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Florida; The Ireland Funds, The IMA Group (International Marketing Association), The Professional Dance Association honoring Julie Andrews, The Irish-American Bar Association, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Ireland Week, PBS Autumn Pledge Drives, ICN Network (Chinese national television network), The Irish Industrial Development Authority, The Irish Technology and Leadership Group, The World Affairs Council, The Los Angeles Consular Corps (Protocol) to name a few. Furthermore, the company’s full productions are presented in multiple performing arts centers throughout the United States. The professional Kerry Irish Productions corporate events team co-produce, plan, design, manage and present some of the top corporate events nationwide for its many clients.

Maeve croke

TCRG ADCRG

Maeve Croke toured the world for over ten years with the world renowned shows Lord of the Dance and Riverdance and for six years she held the position of Dance Captain with Riverdance. She has danced on some of the most prestigious stages across the world including Radio City Music Hall NYC, The Great Hall of the People in Beijing China and the Kremlin in Russia to name a few. Maeve has also danced on the popular American tv programs The Today Show, Good Morning Canada and danced in the NBC special Riverdance on Ice. Maeve travels the world as an Adjudicator of Irish dance and is a respected teacher and choreographer. She is the owner/director of CIDA Celtic Irish Dance Academy and enjoys passing on her love of performing to her dancers. Maeve also works as a dance coach with actors in the film industry, most recently with Caitlin Thompson who starred in the movie Christmas Perfection. Notable performances include: The Chieftains, Lunasa, Preshow Celtic Woman, An Irish Christmas, Miss CA live TV event , KTLA & CA Live TV Performances, Hollywood Christmas Parade 2018 broadcast on CBS, Gertrude Byrne All-star Irish Cruise and many more!

 

MICHELLE VASQUEZ

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

From Burbank CA, Michelle studied Stage Management at Columbia College Chicago, IL. (BA in Technical Theater). In late 2018, she returned to Los Angeles. She joined Kerry Irish Productions for the 2018 An Irish Christmas Tour as Tour Manager and has worked for the company ever since. Notable credits include: 2nd Annual Music Is Instrumental Concert: Reach for The Stars (Stage Manager – Burbank Unified School District & Musicians at Play Foundation), In The Heights (Ensemble/Swing – Porchlight Music Theatre), Richard III (Stage Manager –Fury Theatre), End Days (Assistant Production Manager – Windy City Playhouse), Balm in Gilead (Assistant Production Manager – Griffin Theatre Company), Titanic The Musical (Assistant Stage Manager – Griffin Theatre Company), Tour Manager, Production Assistant Kerry Irish Productions Inc. to date.

MARK ALFRED

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Mark Alfred, from Carrickmacross,Co.Monaghan, began playing drums at the age of four. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Performing Arts College in Dublin. He is most recognized as being the Musical Director, Drummer and percussionist in the Grammy award winning show Riverdance. He has recorded and performed with some of the biggest Artists and Shows in the World. His ability to cross so many genres coupled with a unique and energetic style has made him Europe's most sought after, and highly regarded drummers and Percussionists of today. Mark has worked with Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Katie Melua, Josh Groban, The Corrs, Imelda may, Paddy Maloney (The Chieftains), The Divine Comedy, Mary Coughlan, Ronan Keating, Westlife, Girls Aloud, Donnie Osmond and the late Christy Hennessy. Mark is also known for his recorded drums and percussion with many recording artists. Most recently he recorded drums and percussion on Bill Whelan's new Riverdance 25th Anniversary Albumwhich will also be the soundtrack to the New Animated film based on the stage show starring Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson and John Kavanagh to name a few. He made his debut on London's West End with the Hit show Come From Away at London’s Phoenix theatre. Mark was honoured to have been part of the team of Composers, Musicaldirectors and band to receive an Olivier Award for outstanding Achievement in music. Mark was also Musical Director with International show Heartbeat of Home. Mark proudly endorses: Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vater Drumsticks, Protection Racket Cases, Sensaphonics, and Poter and davies thrones. And would like to thank them for their continued support.

CATERINA COYNE

COSTUME DEISGNER

Born in London and raised in Connemara Ireland Caterina started dancing at the age of Four. After competing at the highest level reaching the top 10 in her age at the World Championships, All Ireland and Nationals, Winning the Connacht Championships three times it wasn’t long before the professional stage came calling and Caterina was asked to join the cast of the Irish phenomenon Riverdance. Caterina become Lead dancer shortly after joining the production which took Caterina all over the world for ten years. Performing for Royalty, celebrities and dignitaries Caterina says Performing Lead in Radio City Music Hall was a highlight. Caterina is a qualified T.C.R.G dance teacher and has work-shopped and shared her love of dance to students all over the world.Caterina made a name as the go to in Hollywood for Irish dance choreography, most recently working with Melissa McCarthy on the set of Mike & Molly. After hanging up her shoes with Riverdance Caterina went back to college and is a graduate of the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design, she immediately started her own Label and Caterina has quickly made a name for herself for beautiful runway and red-carpet pieces and stunning occasion wear. Caterina is becoming known for her beautiful use of Irish Heritage Carrickmacross  Lace. With a style that is effortlessly feminine and delicate Caterina draws on her experience as a dancer and years of travel to inspire her. Caterina has been nominated for "Designer of the Year" at the Irish Fashion and Innovation Awards She has dressed Marissa Carter, Louise Cooney, Sile Seoige, actress Charleigh Bailey and Nadia Forde. Caterina is based between Los Angeles and Ireland and is working with some great Irish stylists and celebrities in Los Angeles to expand her name and brand.Caterina has worked with theatre shows and productions as a creative director and costume designer, using her expertise to merge her experiences together it was a natural progress and one that she is excited to explore more. Having worked closely with Margaret O’ Carroll from Kerry Irish Productions in the past, Caterina is excited to be working with Margaret again on a new and exciting show as a creative director and Costume designer.

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PO Box 5886

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

(818) 221 - 8113

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