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National Dance Archive of Ireland

Richardson, Joyce

Identity Statement

Reference Code: IE 2135 N53
Title: The Joyce Richardson Papers
Dates of Creation: 2005-2010
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium: 52 items (42 files)


Name of Creator(s): Richardson, Joyce.

Biographical History: Joyce Richardson began dancing at the age of 2. Having started with Irish dancing, she moved to ballet when nine years old, training at the Myrtle Lambkin School of Dance. By 16, she had completed all major classical exams and perfected her training at the Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts at Covent Garden, London. Her subsequent career in dance has taken many forms, including music videos and touring in popular musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Westside Story. She has also appeared on several popular TV-shows and collaborated with great Irish performers, including Maureen Potter, Brendan Grace and Ronnie Drew.

Joyce Richardson discovered flamenco while recovering in Jerez, Spain, after a personal tragedy, and later trained in Spain and London with great flamenco stars such as Maria Maya, Belen Maya, Javier la Torre, Esperanza Linares and Ana Salazar. She began teaching flamenco in 2005 and in the same year founded her Dublin-based company, Aires Flamencos.

Content & Structure

Scope and Content: Posters, flyers, programmes, publications, reviews and photographs illustrating Joyce Richardson's career as a flamenco dancer and the development and growing popularity of flamenco as a dance form in Ireland.

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