Velocity Irish Dance
Next Generation Irish Dance
James Devine from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare in Ireland, is the World Record holder for the fastest feet in the world with an astonishing 38 taps in one second. A three time World Champion Irish dancer, former lead in Lord of the Dance, choreographer and teachers, Devine is renowned for his incredible fast feet. In 2007, Devine graced the stage of The New Victory Theatre with his production, TapEire. A dedicated strength and conditioning coach to Irish Dancers, Devine is now focused on producing.
David Geaney from a town called Dingle in the South West of Ireland, is a 24 year old dancer who regularly works in his family owned bar, The Dingle Pub, but his main passion is dance. After being told he was too young for football and watching his older sister Susie win a medal at a local dance competition, David decided he wanted a medal too – and began dancing! After dancing for nearly 20 years, not much has changed, but he does have five World Championship titles to his name and several TV appearances including the finals of Britain’s Got Talent under his belt!
He might be quick on his feet but the day Geaney was too slow to catch a bus home after filming for a BBC documentary, Devine offered to bring him home. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise and was the beginning of an artistic partnership that inspired both men to take Irish dance in a new and exciting direction, sparking the idea for their new show Velocity!
After releasing a video celebrating Irish passion in 2016, the men were shocked with the response. The video went viral and was shared on national news outlets and international sites. It encouraged them to make other videos which in turn went viral again and so sparked the idea to create a full scale show. In 2017, they decided to partake in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a huge platform for new shows. Despite several setbacks including an injury to James Devine, the show went on and received several fantastic reviews, even being dubbed ‘dance hour of the fringe’.
As a result of their fantastic efforts in Edinburgh, Velocity were contacted by The New Victory Theatre for the next big step in their journey. After a hugely successful run in New York in 2018, they are now looking forward to touring the US and more in the coming years.
Dingle native, David Geaney, a 5 X World Champion Dancer, is taking the world by storm.
After an illustrious competitive career, amassing numerous major titles including All Ireland, European, All Scotland and Great Britain Championships alongside his five world titles, he has now set his sights on choreographing and performing to audiences worldwide.
In 2011, David took part in and won TG4’s An Jig Gig. In 2012, he went on to win Kerry’s Got Talent, pitting his talents against dancers, singers, and musicians alike.
David joined his first show at a mere 18 years of age, and has been the lead dancer in numerous productions in his short career so far, performing at the World Surfing Championships in France and all across the USA with world-renowned Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies, to name just a few.
David was awarded the 2014 Man of the Year by the Irish Dancing Magazine and has amassed over 5 million views online for various performances. He is most famed for being The Dingle Dancer, performing to the masses of tourists nightly in his family’s famous pub, The Dingle Pub!
Recent highlights include appearing on RTE’s “The Late Late Show” performing as a solo artist, performing alongside his band in the 3Arena, reaching the live semi-finals of the world’s biggest talent show Britain’s Got Talent and graduating with an honours degree in Maths and Economics from the University of Limerick.
Arguably his greatest achievement was fulfilling his lifelong dream of seeing his name in lights in Times Square, New York – when he starred in Velocity’s run at The New Victory Theater in 2018. His sights are now set on further goals with Velocity and a worldwide tour!
“The sheer rhythmic invention of Devine’s industrious feet set him well above the fray, and that includes Riverdance phenom Michael Flatley, who he left in the dust long ago.” – The Boston Globe
James Devine, hailed by the Globe and Mail as “a master of his craft,” is a multi-talented leader in the percussive dance world. Not only is he a 3x World Champion Dancer, he is the world record holder for the “The Fastest Feet in the World” with an astonishing 38 taps in one second.
Possessing a fast and vigorous percussive dance style, his signature tap has been likened to “…manic typewriters…,” “…talking drums…” and “…tap tornado.” Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times critic has called him “…a delight halfway between Fred Astaire elegance and Savion Glover hunkered-down brilliance.”
From a young age Devine has wowed audiences around the world with his masterful dancing and choreography. He has starred in popular Irish dance shows Lord of the Dance and GaelForce. He has guest performed with the renowned Cherish The Ladies and The Chieftains on their world tours. He has also appeared on major television shows worldwide including Live with Regis and Kelly in NYC, the Royal Variety Show, London, MTV Italia, Milan, as well as performing live at the Oscar ceremony of the 69th Annual Academy Awards.
As a choreographer, Devine’s work has helped redefine Irish dance as an art form in the modern dance world. In 2007 his starring role in the award-winning multimedia dance production TAPEIRE, led to successive box-office breaking seasons, and 5-star rave reviews for his choreography at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Victory Theatre on Broadway.
Fast forward 11 years later and Devine is now focused on producing and taking Irish dance in a new and exciting direction with a brand-new take on Irish dance – Velocity.
Recently he won Best Corporate Entertainer at the Event Industry Awards in Dublin, Ireland.
When he is not dancing, he is a dedicated strength and conditioning coach to Irish dancers.