The Scariff School of Irish Dance was established in Utah in 2011 by brothers Stephen and Alan Scariff, from Galway, Ireland. The school is home to over 150 dancers. Our Florida studio has been open since 2007.
Alan Scariff A.D.C.R.G
Alan began his dancing career at the age of four at the O’Flaherty School of Irish Dancing in Galway, Ireland. He enjoyed huge success in his competitive years, winning first place at multiple World Irish Dance Championships, the Connachts and All Irelands. At the age of 16, he was invited to dance professionally, performing in the shows To Dance on the Moon and Spirit of Ireland. Before turning to teaching in 2011, Alan spent eight years with Riverdance, several of those as lead dancer and dance captain.
Stephen C. Scariff, A.D.C.R.G, Director
Stephen trained at the O’Flaherty Academy of Irish Dance in Galway, winning both national and international competitions. In 1998, Stephen was approached to dance in the internationally-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, later becoming “the good lord.” He later co-produced the show Irish Dance Invasion. In 2003, he established a dancing school in Vienna, Austria. Soon thereafter he opened branches in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. He moved to the United States in 2007, when he established the Scariff School of Irish Dance in Tampa, FL.