Máire Clerkin

Máire Clerkin is an actor, Irish Dancer, choreographer, writer and teacher. From London of Irish parents, she moved to sunny California in 2003. She tours her one-woman show, teaches dance drama in schools, runs literacy through dance education programs, leads Irish music & dance ensemble A Gaelic Gathering, acts, choreographs, adjudicates Irish dancing competitions nationally and internationally, and is also a voice actor!


In 2008, her one-woman comedy play The Bad Arm - Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer, was LA Weekly's Theater Pick and following fantastic press and audience acclaim at both Hollywood and Chicago Fringe Festivals, Maire wowed them at Dublin's Ceim Eile Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival in 2011, California International Theatre Festival and Santa Cruz Fringe Festival in 2012 and acclaimed performances in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Vancouver, Jacksonville, Sacramento and San Diego with numerous return appearances at Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles.