Padraic Moyles is the Associate Director of Riverdance and Heartbeat of Home and the Course Director of the Riverdance Summer School
Padraic was born in Dublin and emigrated to New York when he was nine years old. At the age of twelve he starred as the principal actor in the Off-Broadway production of Grandchild of Kings, directed by Harold Prince. Dancing under the tutelage of Donny Golden, he joined Riverdance in 1997, going on to become Dance Captain and Principal Dancer. He was nominated for an Ovation Award for his leading role in the show. In 2006 he joined the Broadway production of The Pirate Queen as Dance Captain before returning to Riverdance in 2008. Padraic danced with the Riverdance for almost eighteen years until August 2014, performing over 5000 shows andtouring extensively around the world. He has had the privilege to perform for a number of heads of state and notable individuals from around the world, including Michelle Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.
Since stepping away from touring he has continued to dance at many Riverdance Flying Squad events. He is the Associate Director for Riverdance. He is also the Associate Director for the international show Heartbeat of Home which premiered in Dublin and has toured China and North America.
In his role as Course Director for the Riverdance Summer School he is actively involved with all aspects of the program in both Boston and Dublin.