Ireland Byrne
Actor, Dancer
“You are, just a superstar. There’s something about you-you’re completely larger than life. Like it’s THAT extraordinary…You’re so unique. You’re so individual. And I love that about you. Please never ever change.”
-Jordan Clark, Dancer, Actor and Choreographer

Ireland Byrne is an ambitious 18 year old dancer and artist from Maple, Ontario. She has had an affinity for dance since childhood watching So You Think You Can Dance, and is now pursuing her dreams of sharing her passion for dancing and performing with the world. Having trained in multiple styles such as ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre, and tap over the duration of 11 years, Ireland realized her potential at The NINE Dance Academy, with the support of her mentors Alisha Lucchese, Vanessa Compton, Rebecca Zizek, Derek Piquette, Cora Cozaris, Gerard Mcissac, and Angelina Leofanti. Aside from being at the studio and working towards honours in high school, in 2017 Ireland began expanding her horizons by training in numerous hip hop styles such as house, locking, popping, breaking and more with award-winning Toronto hip hop crew, The Renegades directed by Xavier Tu and Jac Valiquette.

While Ireland is continuing to excel and train in various hip hop and classical styles of dance, she is working towards her Bachelor of Commerce at Ryerson University, where she believes that extensive experience about the business side of the Entertainment industry will prove significant for sustainable success as a working dancer/performer.

With her wide range of training and undeniable work ethic, she has caught the attention of numerous dance teachers and choreographers, which has led to working with and/or performing in works by: Misha Gabriel, Tyce Diorio, Kenny Wormald, Randi Kemper, Hefa Tuita, Stacey Tookie, Martha Nichols, Nick Lazzarini, and more. Ireland has recently worked with Canadian Singer/songwriter, RALPH in her latest music video “TOMMY”, as well as artists Osé, Melody, and more, and has danced in Kenny Wormald’s production “Show Off”, in Los Angeles, which featured other dance artists Jason Rodelo and Autumn Miller.

From her career as a competitive dancer, she has been awarded “Senior Top 10 Solo Finalist” at both The Dance Awards 2019 and Jump Buffalo 2019 for her contemporary performances.

Although the pandemic put a halt to many events and competitions, Ireland has never trained harder than she has now to be prepared for whatever comes her way, and is beyond excited for her future in this industry!