Liam Harney has worked as a Producer, Director, & Performing Artist through his extensive career. He currently serves as the Regional Director of IDTANA-New England Region Inc, as operations consultant for the San Diego Fringe Festival, and as director of Harney Academy of Irish Dance (Walpole, MA). Some of his career highlights include starring in "CelticFusion", which he created and choreographed with Kevin Charles Patterson. Another highlight was one of the longest running national commercials for Folgers Coffee, in which he was a principal as well as choreographer. Mr. Harney has also starred in the London Production of "Riverdance," and also topped the bill in a tour of Ireland and Australia for the Irish government project, "Great Famine Suite". This was followed by the highly acclaimed Broadway production of "Flight From the Hungry Land" at Lincoln Center with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In addition, Mr Harney starred in the Irish Dance musical "WAVES", which was taped for broadcast via RTE (co-producers of "Riverdance") for RTE, BBC, & PBS. Other performances have included appearances in Radio City Music Hall, New York; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles; Wolftrap, Washington D.C.; Filene Center, Maryland; Lincoln Center, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Mr. Harney is a two-time World Champion Irish Step Dancer. He received his first title in 1984 which was followed by another victory in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search "ARTS," which earned him a scholarship presented by president Ronald Reagan on the White House Lawns. In 1987, Liam again received the highly coveted award of World Champion Irish Step Dancer - a feat few American's of his generation had accomplished.
Other credits include Holland America Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, industrials, and several television specials as well as documentaries. His dance company credits include Dance Ellington; Pennsylvania Ballet; Carlisle Project; Jazz Unlimited Dance Co.; Trinity Dance Co; and Footworks.
Irish America Magazine named Liam one of the top 100 Irish Americans. Other recipients have included: Liam Neeson; Aiden Quinn; and Phil Donahue. Liam has also choreographed various productions including: "Blown Away", the MGM Motion Picture, Starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones; "Dancing at Lughnasa" Starring Michael Learned at the Old Globe. He has also starred and choreographed: "Those Wicked Feet", a documentary featuring Liam; "The Late Late Show", with Gay Burn (Ireland); "Breakfast Time", talk show on FX cable (New York, USA); "Great Famine Commemoration", a benefit concert starring Liam with original music by composer Charlie Lennon (RTE television, Ireland) "Donny and Marie" (Pilot).
Mr. Harney's Irish Step Dancing expertise; coupled with his extensive Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance training; have made him one of the most talented percussive dancers of our time.
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