The White Plains-based O’Rourke Irish Dancers made a good showing recently at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston.
After qualifying in regional competitions, Madison Amoriello of Scarsdale, Doug Lyons of Ossining, Sierra Donovan of Edgemont, Katherine Facelle of Greenburgh and Emma Roithmayr of White Plains participated in the highest level of competition in the Irish dance world.
Donovan placed 17th in her age group and became a World Medal Holder for the second time. Lyons placed 21st overall.
Also competing was the under 10-year-old Ceili Teamk, which placed first in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in November. They took 8th place for their age group at the World Championships and received the World Medal.
“I want to congratulate all of the World qualifiers from our school,” said LuAnn O’Rourke-Boyd, founder of the O’Rourke Irish Dancers. “It is extremely difficult to reach this level of success in competition and it is truly an honor to dance on the World Stage.”
More than 2,200 competitors from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, South America and the U.S. participated in the World Championships.