Oklahoma has more than its share of country singers, actors and comedians, so it’s no surprise that we can add talented dancer to that list. Jude Flurry is a new star from Edmond, and at only 19 years old, Flurry is already mastering classic Irish step dance. He’s currently performing with Celtic Throne, an Irish dance production led by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne. Given his performances, Flurry seems bound for greatness.
Flurry is an Edmond native who started dancing when he was only 6 years old. His family moved to England when he was a preteen so he could train at the prestigious Carey Academy of Irish Dance in Birmingham, and he has routinely placed in the top five in international Irish dance competitions.
Celtic Throne comprises an exhilarating group of dancers with extraordinary talent, ranging from 4 to 22 and hailing from Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States. The program is a production of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Edmond, and dancers are drawn from the student body, many of whom have competed in the highest level of Irish dance competitions.
Flurry is one of the stalwarts behind Celtic Throne’s 11-state tour this season. The vivacious mixture of costume design, light shows and appreciation for ancient Irish dance grants Oklahomans an entertaining opportunity to cheer on Flurry and this troupe of talented dancers, but our last chance to see this production will be on Sunday, July 11, at 2 pm at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. Thanks to Flurry, Oklahomans now have a personal stake in the effervescent nature of Irish step dance.
For more information regarding tickets and pricing, call 405.285.1010, or visit https://www.armstrongauditorium.org/performance/celtic-throne