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Lizzy Benham

Lizzy started dancing at the age of 8, competing across both Ireland and the UK. After winning numerous All-Ireland Championships she went on to represent Ireland in the 5 Nations Dance Contest in 3 different dance styles. Upon retiring from the competitive world of dance, Lizzy went on to complete her professional training. She obtained a Diploma in Professional Dance from The College of Dance in Dublin before being awarded a full scholarship to study at London Studio Centre in the UK where she acquired a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Dance. 

Most recently Lizzy has graced our TV screens with performances on both season 1 and 2 of Ireland’s Got Talent. 

Previous TV and stage credits include The All-Ireland Talent Show (RTE),  Theatre M.A.D’s West End Bares - fire breather(2011), a UK tour with London Studio Centre’s Jazz Dance Company (2012), the BRIT Awards (2012) with Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks, a residency with the Body of People (BOP) Jazz Company (2013), Dial M for Music’s Wilde Nights Cabaret(2014, 2015 & 2016 – Dancer, 2017 – Assistant Choreographer & Dance Captain), Laochra – 1916 Commemoration at Croke Park, (2016), Gaiety Pantomimes Cinderella(2012/2013), Snow Whiteand the Seven Dwarfs(2013/2014), Peter Pan(2014/2015), Robin Hood and his Merry Men (2016/2017) and The Snow Queen (2018/2019), The Golden Era at the Mansion House (2017/2018), L’Oreal Colour Trophy, (2018) and the inaugural Xpose & Benefit Awards for TV3(2018).

Lizzy’s passion for dance extends beyond performing. She is also a qualified Sports Therapist holding a Diploma in Sports Therapy. And, after completing her second BA(Hons) Degree in Physical Education and Biology, Lizzy is now a Secondary School teacher delivering Science, Biology and P.E. to students at second level. She believes in the importance of quality dance training and the need to incorporate the arts more prominently into our school system.