Chris Hannon, 35 born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Chris Hannon, Murphy’s Legacy lead dancer and show creator.
He began Irish dancing at the age of 8 under the direction of his mother and grandmother at their own internationally recognised North East based ‘Hannon Murphy School of Irish Dancing’, which Chris now co-owns. Having competed in every major across the world, at the young age of 16 he left Newcastle behind to tour with Michael Flatley and his show ‘Lord of the Dance’.
Chris worked his way up the ranks to perform leading role ‘Don Dorcha’ by the age of 20 and was soon performing alongside Michael in both ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Feet of Flames’. He enjoyed 13 terrific years touring around the USA, Mexico, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
After producing four successful pilot shows throughout 2013, Chris knew that the time was finally right to launch his own show. With an epic original soundtrack and a team of world champion dancers and musicians, along with sheer determination, Chris and his show are now starting to be recognised as world players. Having already toured the UK, Middle East, performed on MSC Cruises and had sell out shows in Cyprus, the next few years look to be an epic adventure which will include and 8 week USA/Canada tour.