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. She is director of Irish music & dance ensemble, A Gaelic Gathering, which performs in concerts, festivals, and for school assemblies year-round.
Máire's latest venture is expanding her repertoire of Irish storytelling for children, Once Upon a Time in Ireland.
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.
Máire's passion for the arts led her to tour, nationally and internationally, her award-winning show, The Bad Arm – Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer, 2008-19. She is currently working on a screenplay; on a new comedy work for theatre and a drama summer school.
Following in her mother, Sheila's footsteps, Máire is an adjudicator of feiseanna – Irish Dance competitions. She judges worldwide and is a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America and the Irish Dancing Commission, in Dublin.
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)