Máire Clerkin is an actor, teacher, writer, storyteller, Irish Dancer and choreographer. From London of Irish parents, she moved to California in 2003. If you want to know why, she explains here: KCET.org
Máire works as a Teaching Artist for the Music Center of Los Angeles, Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, and LA Arts Group.
Máire performs her interactive storytelling program Once Upon a Time in Ireland online. She looks forward to upcoming in-person storytelling in schools, libraries and festivals.
Máire toured her award-winning show The Bad Arm – Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer, nationally and internationally, 2008-19. She is currently working on a screenplay, drama summer school and arts education.
Following in her mother, Sheila's footsteps, Máire has been an international adjudicator of feiseanna – Irish Dance competitions – for over 30 years. As she steps away from judging in summer 2022, she will continue to be involved in choreographing Irish Dance Drama productions, performance coaching and teaching dance in schools.
Despite living in L.A, Máire hasn't lost her London accent. She is a Voice Actor and is known as Maura Clerkin in the world of voiceover (see her separate website mauraclerkin.com)