Meet the studio2stage team!

studio2stage Productions Ltd is an Irish music and dance show production company from Dublin, Ireland. We have an amazing team of choreographers, professional musicians, technical and administrative staff and together we bring together aspiring musicians and dancers and make their dreams a reality! Our world class musical director and our professional dance choreographers will work together to bring out the best in you to create a full scale live show production. Our focus is on providing a comprehensive vocational experience assisting you in achieving your goal of becoming a successful, fully ready performer giving you the edge when you choose to put yourself forward for a future career in show productions.

Dancers and musicians will witness first hand, life as a professional performer, experience living away from home, making new friends, immersing yourself in nine days of intense rehearsals and watching a full scale show production come to life! You will also learn about stage production, choreography, line management, the role of a tour manager, the role of a dance captain, musical director, what to look for in your first touring contract and more! Acquiring a sound understanding of the business of performance is an absolute necessity for any modern day performer. This will be an opportunity for those musicians, singers and dancers to have an insight into the world of professional show performance. The knowledge and experience gained of the performance industry will allow you to focus more readily on what is important to you as a performer.


Michelle LeeMichelle Lee

Executive Producer 

Michelle is from Dublin and has been involved with Irish music and dance all of her life. She is a passionate believer that love of dance and performance is an important freedom of expression and a means to brighter aspirations.

As a dancer she has won many awards but her love and passion has always been to teach and to foster a love of dance in her students. She established the Lee-Byrne Academy in Dublin in 1990 to teach and promote Irish dance and culture and to encourage and instruct the next generation of Irish dancers to pursue their dreams and follow their ambitions. Michelle is also a qualified adjudicator and as a dance educator she aims to create a learning environment in which students grow as individual dancers and team members. As a teacher and studio owner, her students have developed a love of dance, have won at the highest level competitively, and have gone on to dance with the largest Irish dance shows and production companies, and many have gone on to share their love of dance and to become teachers themselves! Michelle loves to watch young performers grow and see the impact dance and performance has on their lives. By surrounding herself and the students with exceptional teachers, a positive environment, and a love of dance she hopes to share all the benefits of dance with each and every student who walk through the door!

Michelle works as a dance events coordinator providing resources for the development of professional dance, event management, festivals, conferences and promotions.

Michelle is very excited to be involved with studio2stage - The Irish Music & Dance Experience giving aspiring young dancers and musicians the opportunity of a lifetime, to learn from world class choreographers and perform on stage in a full scale professional Irish music and dance stage production.



AnthonyDavisAnthony Davis

Musical Director

Anthony is considered to be one of the finest young composers and arrangers to come from England in recent years and has composed, the original songs for the show Irish Celtic and has researched and arranged the traditional tunes in his own distinctive style. His adaptation of classic film scores from Braveheart, Titanic and Last of the Mohicans into dynamic, inspirational soundtracks for the stage have been met with universal acclaim. His unique fusion of Celtic music with jazz, funk, and percussive rhythms create modern versions of traditional tunes that are upbeat, infectious, and unforgettable.

Anthony was immersed in the Irish music and dance scene from an early age, learning the complex syncopated rhythms of traditional Irish dance music while observing daily classes at his mother’s dance school. He went on to study music, but he attributes his musical experience to playing in many improvised musical gatherings, known as 'sessions', in Irish pubs and folk festivals around the world. Anthony has revolutionised the relationship between choreography and music. He has a unique ability to listen to performance ideas and bring them to musical life. As opposed to dancers creating choreography to music, Anthony writes music specifically to suit choreographies, adapting and evolving the tunes to suit the dancer’s needs.

The calibre of his music, versatility and creativity as a composer, has made him one of the most sought after musicians in traditional Irish music and dance. Anthony has played at competitions across the globe including the World Championships, All Irelands, Great Britain’s, All Scotland, European Championships, American Nationals, Australian Nationals and the New Zealand Nationals. He has worked alongside choreographers Jim Murrihy and Denise Flynn of Damhsa on numerous projects and events and has worked and toured with many Irish dance shows across the world.

His CD Anton and Sully'is the definitive training CD for students of Irish dance of all ages. Equally adept on keyboards, accordion and guitar, his own contemporary Irish music group Kayna achieved a top ten review in the Irish music Magazine.

The quality of the artists who choose to work with him is indicative of the respect he has attained at a comparatively early age from the masters of the arts of Irish music, theatre and dance.



LiamOSullivanLiam O'Sullivan

Musical Director

Liam O’Sullivan is widely considered to be one of the best button accordion players performing professionally today. With many titles to his name and award winning recordings, his reputation within the folk world on his chosen instrument is cemented. His unique style, with intricacy, pace and drive has afforded him opportunities to grace stages across the world.

Having performed at such venues as Wembley Stadium, Trafalgar Square and Glastonbury Festival to name a few, Liam’s short career has a list of honours and collaborations that many and more senior musicians would be proud of.

One half of the globally acclaimed Anton & Sully, Liam’s influence on the world of Irish Dance competition and culture has been revolutionary. Having toured with Irish Dance and music shows (Irish Nights, Gaelforce Dance, Dance Masters, Mise Live and Irish Celtic) for 7 years, his knowledge of the professional workings of a show, tour life, contracts and overall experience of the road is extensive.

Liam is very proud to be associated with studio2stage and very much looks forward to working with all the cast this summer at Kean University.


Enda Dunne

Enda Dunne

Executive Production Administrator

Enda began Irish Dancing in his native Dublin at the age of four. He enjoyed considerable success, winning prizes at regional and national level. Enda’s dance education was not confined to Irish Dance, however, and he was quickly recognised as a versatile artist, performing in a wide range of productions. Enda was awarded the title of ‘Best Entertainer’ in Ireland’s Showtime competition, and the Tom O’Reilly Award for Outstanding Performance in the John Player Tops competition.

Enda began his professional performance career with the internationally acclaimed Jury’s Irish Cabaret. He became the show’s principal male dancer, and went on to choreograph the show for many seasons, working alongside the widely respected choreographer and director, Joan Kenny. Jury’s Irish Cabaret was renowned for its creative choreography and Enda performed in and choreographed the exciting 1998 season which was awarded the coveted Jacob’s National Entertainment Award for Best Live Show.

For the following ten years, Enda worked in Irish productions at home and abroad and toured extensively with Tony Kenny and many other Irish artists. Television credits include live performances on several national television shows including the National Entertainment Awards and productions for PBS in America. Enda was honoured to be invited to choreograph the highly acclaimed Irish Dance montage in the hit film Some Mother’s Son, a clip of which was shown at the Academy Awards Ceremony. Enda continues to choreograph folkloric shows for corporate events at home and abroad. 

Enda is a registered Teacher, Adjudicator and Grading Examiner with An Chomhdháil, and runs a successful dance school in Dublin. His students have won National and World Championship titles and perform in many of the major Irish Dance Shows. Alongside his career in dance, Enda works as a Primary School Principal in an Irish medium school in County Dublin.




Rachel Byrne

Line Producer / Choreographer

Rachel is from Dublin, Ireland. She began her dancing at the age of four with the Crean School. Throughout her distinguished competitive career, she won titles including eight Dublin, nine Leinster and four All Ireland championships.

Rachel began her professional dance career as one of the original cast members of Riverdance. Her association with the show spanned eight years, and included extensive tours of the U.S.A., Australia, Europe and the Far East. Highlights of Rachels time with Riverdance include performing at The Radio City Music Hall, New York, and at The Opening Ceremony of The Special Olympics in Croke Park, Dublin.

Rachel qualified as a dance teacher and works at the very successful Lee-Byrne Academy of Irish Dance. The Academy has produced numerous world champions and Rachel is very proud of the fact that the dance troupe were the official Disney performing group for five consecutive years at Disneyland Resort Paris Saint Patrick's Festival.

Rachel took part as a celebrity teacher in RTE's Jigs & Reels TV programme in 2007 and reached the semi finals with her dance partner, celebrity chef Kevin Dundon.

Rachel owns and manages 'The Village Montessori School' in Dublin. The school has gone from strength to strength and takes up most of Rachels time but, as she says, “the kids make all the hard work worthwhile”.

Rachel is very excited to be involved with studio2stage - The Irish Music & Dance Experience


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