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Michael Flatley makes young Irish girl’s dream come true

Michael Flatley is enjoying his retirement from Irish dancing and recently showed what a true gentleman he is when he made a young girl’s dream come true.

The Riverdance and Lord of the Dance legend hung up his dancing shoes earlier this year, after finally performing on Broadway – where he describes as the greatest place on earth.

However, while Flatley’s career as a dancer may be over, he is still involved in big production Irish dancing. His latest show ‘Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games’ has been a hit on Broadway, London’s West End and is currently wowing audiences all over Europe.

Michael Flatley makes Irish girl's dream come true. Photo from Michael Flatley's Facebook page

Ahead of the Dublin Premier of the show, Flatley met seven-year-old Tipperary girl Maya Gillick back stage.

Maya loves Irish dancing and has been both watching and practising the dance moves after school since she was three.

Maya suffers from a number of medical conditions including Down Syndrome. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, she was able to meet her hero before the show.

She had been in hospital in the week leading up to the meeting but was in high spirits when she spoke to the Chicago born star.

They even had a little dance together and practised moves including high kicks. Maya was also given a specially-designed Irish dancing dress by the Foundation.

Maya’s mother Linda said that Flatley was a ‘true gentleman’ and that he had made her daughter ‘the happiest little girl’.

Flatley’s Facebook page posted photos of the meeting with the message: “7 year old Maya Gillick from Tipperary had her wish granted when she met and danced with Michael, thanks to the help of the Make a Wish Foundation. And a lovely dancer she was! Bless you Maya x”

As you can see, Maya was delighted to come face to face with her hero – and is quite the little dancer herself.

Michael Flatley meets Irish girl Maya Gillick Photo from Michael Flatley's Facebook page


Michael Flatley dancing with Irish girl Maya Gillick ahead of the Dublin Premiere of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Pghoto from Michael Flatley's Facebook page


Irish girl Maya Gillick shows Michael Flatley her book when they met in Dublin. Photo from Michael Flatley's Facebook page

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Michael Flatley and Maya Gillick met thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation. Photo from Michael Flatley's Facebook page.


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2 thoughts on “Michael Flatley makes young Irish girl’s dream come true

  1. Colin Robertson

    You are a good man Michael Flatley. The smile on her face says it all.

    23/06/2016 at 10:02 pm
  2. Marilyn

    Michael Flatley made a little girl’s dream come true. God Bless Michael and Maya.
    Marilyn and family

    23/06/2016 at 1:42 am

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