Ciara Sexton started dancing at the age of three under the instruction of Marion Turley in the West Midlands, England. Throughout the eighteen years of her competitive career, Ciara won numerous titles including five World & All Ireland Championship titles. She then entered the professional world of Irish Dancing and toured with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, performing the lead role of Morrighan. In 2011, she appeared alongside Michael Flatley as the lead dancer in his return tour performing nightly to crowds of over 20,000 people around the world. Furthermore, the show was filmed and released as a 3D movie in cinemas worldwide and the DVD topped the charts for several weeks.
Ciara choreographs regularly for her hometown dance company, Celtic Feet. She has toured as the lead dancer in the production of Excalibur, A Celtic Rock Opera. Since leaving Lord of The Dance in 2012, Ciara has been an instrumental part of the new show, Heartbeat of Home, from the creators of Riverdance. Following a successful workshop that she danced and choreographed for, she was offered a leading role in the production, which had its world premiere at the Board Gais Energy Theatre in September 2013. The show is currently on tour throughout the world. When Ciara is not on tour, she is a roving reporter for the TV channel, Irish Way.
Ciara has been teaching dance for over ten years, taking part in various workshops, masterclasses, and show projects. One notable production is Take The Floor, which is sponsored by Riverdance. Take the Floor is an Irish dance show built in just 10 days with a selection of 60 dancers from all over the world, gathered together for the first time to get a taste of performance Irish Dance. Inspiring and witnessing the development of the next generation of competitive and professional Irish Dancers is what Ciara enjoys most about her job.