Mark Hennessey BSc MPhil TCRG

Mark Hennessey

Mark Hennessey, is a musician, dancer, composer and educator from Dublin, Ireland. He began dancing at the young age of 4. Throughout his competitive career he placed first in the Dublin, Leinster and All Ireland & International Championships in both solo and team competitions. He has travelled the world with several dance shows including Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance, Celtic Tiger & Feet of Flames to name a few.

celtic tiger

Alongside Aisling Mc Veigh he opened the Hennessey-Mc Veigh School of Irish Dance over 10 years ago, which is registered with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha and is based in Trim and Navan, Co Meath.  He also teaches various classes, courses and workshops throughout Ireland and Europe to a combination of professional dancers, hobbyists, tourists, international language exchange students under the Hennessey Irish Dance, Trad Culture and Irish Dance Bootcamp. You can see a selection of some clips of Mark performing in the various shows he was a part of below.

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As an accomplished musician, Mark has also performed as solo violinist for various dance companies including Lord of the Dances resident show in Las Vegas. Mark is also a contemporary composer who has composed soundtracks for various shows and collaborative events and has received radio play on several national radio stations as well as performing his own music in the National Concert Hall Dublin. He also previously lectured on the MA in Music & Media Technology Course in the Trinity College Dublin, and MA Composition for Film & Mixed Media in Pulse College at Windmill Lane and has composed works for various ensembles including the Young Dublin Symphonia and the world renowned Crash Ensemble. You can see a video below of Mark performing in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.