Seattle Irish Dance Company is the only professional Irish dance company based in the Pacific Northwest, and we're excited you're here. SIDC is currently run by a leadership team that is passionate about challenging and empowering dancers to continue training and performing outside of the competitive world of Irish dancing. SIDC continues to be one of the few opportunities that enables Irish dancers to perform professionally without sacrificing other full-time career ambitions.
SIDC has performed with musicians from around the world - Gaelic Storm, The Chieftains, and Celtica Pipes Rock - to name just a few. The Seattle Irish Dance Company has appeared on the famous cabaret spiegeltent of Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle's Paramount Theatre, Key Arena, danced at numerous musical festivals, and taken their work on several tours - in the states and internationally. The company is as comfortable performing on the main stage of a theater as they are dancing in a crowded pub or music festival.
The company was founded in 2012 by Carlye Cunniff, with the help of long-time dance friends Kelsi Cunniff, Margery Pulkkinen, and Taryn Farley. Carlye directed the company until January of 2018.
We've been overwhelmed by the amount of support we've received from musicians, fans, and other dancers. We're looking forward to what's next! We love hearing from the people who keep this company going - you! Please feel free to drop us a line with questions, comments or ideas.