Fusion Fighters is a progressive performance company and online community first launched on St Patrick’s Day 2013 at the Mayor of London Festival in Trafalgar Square. For the past 6 years they have branched away from what has become the typical Irish dance experience in order to evolve for a modern audience while still preserving their traditions . The initiative has continued to grow and has now established itself worldwide working intensively in the creation, production and delivery of unique campaigns and community projects. With their message of ‘Creativity and Inclusion’ they offer a range of projects to include dancers of all ages and levels.
The Fusion Fighters community has rapidly grown to be one of the largest and most influential dance communities in the world, with over 100K followers and achieving over 200 Million video views. With their viral success they are committed to using this platform to endorse and create campaigns to benefit others to expose awareness of important issues which affects us all. Their most recent campaign ‘Create Not Hate’ was launched in 2017 and continues on it's world tour of community projects this year. The Fusion Fighters crew will be joining together with dance schools in both major cities and remote areas to advocate positive change using dance as a way of bringing people together in their community and in creative ways to highlight others in need. (See Create Not Hate).
The Fusion Fighters crew is made up of over 50 professional dancers, 20+ musicians and hundreds of students around the world who provide entertainment for a variety of corporate performances, festivals and video campaigns. The dancers are extensively trained in Irish dance, but are also skilled in many other dance forms like Tap, Contemporary and Body Percussion. The presentation of the Fusion Fighters performances are renowned for the uniqueness in approach to choreography, inclusion of stunning imagery and the collaboration of both modern and traditional Irish music.
Fusion Fighters also deliver specialist 'Performance Workshops’ and host an annual event ‘Fusion Dance Fest’ that is specifically designed to enhance dancers versatility in a range of dance styles, increase confidence and performance technique. The camp also provides professional performance opportunities for it's cast members that has so far included appearances on 'The Late Late Show RTE1, Nolan live BBCNI, Fleadh Tv, Bloc TV4, The North American Nationals and this the third year in a row performing at the CLRG Irish Dance World Championships. Many Fusion Dance Fest cast members have gone on to follow their dreams and perform full time in established touring productions.