A World Champion Irish Dancer and a Professional Tap Dancer combine their talent and love for rhythm in an evening of Tap and Irish Dance. While keeping the traditions of Irish Dance, and the swing of Tap Dance, ReelRhythm adds their own unique signature to these beloved styles. The artistic differences within the two styles sparked the conversation about how to merge the art forms into one cohesive show. Both Irish and Tap dance, regardless of their differences, have an extremely raw and exciting energy that everyone can connect to. ReelRhythm is a two person production. * Not only does the show highlight the relationship between dance forms but also the relationship between the artists themselves. ReelRhythm invites the audience to have an inside look into their creative process and into their lives as professional dancers. They both have a very unique story to tell, and are eager to share it with the world!
Tyler Schwartz is the 2013 Senior Men’s World Irish Dance Champion. He has also won championships all over the world, such as the All-Ireland, All-Scotland, Great Britain, and North American Championships. Most recently, Tyler has been named “Man of the Year” by Irish Dance Magazine, was the first Irish dancer to be a sponsored athlete for Capezio Dancewear, and has been a featured dancer on Instagram, NowThis, and Buzzfeed. He holds the world records for most heel clicks in one jump, and total heel clicks in 30 seconds. He has been the lead dancer in many productions, including Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Busch Gardens Celtic Fyre, and Gaelforce Dance.
Maddie Rae Russo
Maddie Rae Russo was born and raised in Middletown, Delaware. Currently residing in New York City, she has danced and performed all over the North American Continent. Performing with Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, she was the featured soloist for every show on board. She then went on to be the American Tap Dancer in Celtic Fyre. The show was awarded “Best Theme Park Entertainment” in 2018 and 2019 by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.