Created by Herbert W. Armstrong College and Armstrong Dance, with original new music from Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne (Heartbeat of Home), Celtic Throne celebrates the dramatic and mysterious origins of Irish dance. Infused with innovative choreography, dazzling costumes and spectacular lighting and projection, Celtic Throne follows the millennia-long journey of a music-and-dance-loving people as they migrate from the ancient Near East to Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States.
Jude Flurry started dancing at age 6 in Edmond, Oklahoma. He trained under Kristin Butke and Joni Muggivan for six years, winning four southern regional titles and placing second at the North American Nationals.
In January 2015, Jude moved with his family to the UK and trained at the esteemed Carey Academy of Irish Dance in Birmingham for 5½ years. Jude has competed in all the major Irish Dance competitions, where he has routinely placed in the top five. In 2016, he placed third at the World Irish Dance Championships, and in 2018 he came fifth.
Jude recently graduated Imperial Academy (high school) and began attending Herbert W. Armstrong College this fall. Beyond dance, he is an accomplished pianist, avid reader and keen sportsman.
The Armstrong Dance troupe is comprised of over 30 Irish dancers from around the world, including Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States, ranging in age from 22 to just 4 years old. The troupe is comprised of students from the Carey Academy in England and the Maguire Academy in America, some of whom have competed with great success in top Irish dance competitions, including Worlds, All Irelands, Great Britain and North American Nationals.
Ages 12 & Under
Emily Saranga, Brooklyn Williams, Sage Macdonald, Ewan Macdonald, Eva Macdonald, Charlotte Wainwright, Emery Vejil, Ezra Vejil, Tephi Vejil, Alexis Vejil, Ava Falk, Jessica Goddard, Nora Nice, Esther Nice, Laila Chibarirwe
Arianna Saranga, Ellie Hilliker, Noah Hilliker, Caitlin Heerma, Tara Hyde, Zach Williams, Aaron Eagle, Victoria Locher, Jacqueline Locher, Talon Kaleho, Savannah Macdonald, Isaac Macdonald, Lara Macdonald, Ava Schultz, Hailey Sander
Alexa Turgeon, Vienna Flurry, Leah Hyde, Jordan Saranga, Jude Flurry, Zoe Hilliker, Ashlynn McLain, Erica Anderson, Hannah Worrell
Brad Macdonald, Amy Flurry
Ryan Malone, Paula Malone, Ezekiel Malone, Skye Malone, Joel Hilliker, Mark Jenkins, Steve Hercus
Art / Graphics
Steve Hercus, Reese Zoellner, Julia Goddard, Elias Noe, Emma Moore
Andrew Locher, Dwight Falk
Marketing / Advertising
Deborah Heerma, Michelle Hilliker, Rachel Hyde, Laura Turgeon
Vienna Flurry, Jude Flurry, Alexa Turgeon