To date Raven have performed on TV shows such as the X-Factor, LemonAid, Push the Button, A Gypsy life for Me, Walk the Line, Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World, The Apprentice and the ITV News. Róisín also appears regularly as a judge on TV talent shows such as Britain Does Variety and TeenStar. The 'Raven' Irish dancers have performed on TV alongside celebrities such as Ant and Dec, Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Nicole Scherzinger, Dermot O'Leary, Paddy McGuinness, Ronnie Corbett, The Saturdays, David Essex, and Keith Lemon, and in live shows with stars such as Des O'Connor, Bobby Davro, 'Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff and Izabela Hannah, as well as on a UK tour with Strictly's Vincent Simone's and Flavia Cacace's 'Fantasia Tour'. The troupe have represented national charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes.
After returning to the UK from a professional Riverdance-style world tour Róisín noticed a gap in the market for a professional Irish show dance troupe that could fill the void between touring shows. Professional dancers with shows often face months back home waiting for their next tour to start. Róisín had also experienced the male dominated world of Irish dance shows, and wanted the chance to lead and choreograph her own troupe. With these goals, Róisín then set up an all female Irish dance troupe in London, 'Raven' (the name being inspired by Cat’s lead Patrick Wood’s comment of her Raven-hair whilst attending one of his ballet classes, wher he called her 'the Raven'), to perform at one-off celebrity events, balls, and on TV. Raven began offering work to professional Irish dancers between tours with shows, and training to young Irish dancers who had already achieved their competitive goals, but not yet won a place in a touring show.
Róisín selected Irish dancers who were former or current national representatives at the An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha World Irish Dancing Championships, and highly experienced professional performers from touring shows. Raven were immediately accepted to begin rehearsing at renowned London dance venue, Dance Attic. Here they were to practise alongside pop groups like JLS, professional dancers from strictly, such as Vincent and Flavia and Kristina Rihanoff, and film stars including Brigitte Nielson, who would watch and applaud their fusion Irish dance choreographies before swapping rehearsal spaces.
Currently celebrating ten years of success since their conception in 2007, the 'Raven' Irish dance troupe have grown to become one of the world's most accomplished and versatile professional Irish dance companies, and the first choice for TV and events in the UK.
Based in London, UK, and (since 2016) Cork, Republic of Ireland, the groundbreaking all-female Irish dance troupe are led by their founder, Irish Dance show star, TV Talent show judge and presenter, Bronze World medallist and UK Open Irish Dance Champion Róisín Mullins.
The Irish dance group have been widely hailed by the International media for defining trends in modern Irish dance with their unique style, costumes and choreography, for revitalising the industry in the wake of the Celtic Tiger, and for using Irish dance as a force for social and political change.
They continue to perform alongside the UK and Ireland's top celebrities, on numerous TV channels, and for some of the world's most respected and glamorous brands.
Between touring their own stage show, the Raven Irish dance troupe have performed at hundreds of prestigious events and TV shows at venues such as the ExCel London, London Olympia, Pinewood Studios (Teddington and Shepperton), Birmingham NEC, O2 Arena, London's Park Lane, and in dozens of Irish dance performances on television for Sky, ITV, the BBC, Channel 5 and channels throughout Ireland, Europe, The US and Australia.
Raven Irish dance troupe are consistently lauded in magazines such as The Big Issue, Dance Dynamic Magazine, Dancing in the UK, Closer, Irish Dancing Magazine, and in national newspapers from the Independent and Irish Post, to the Express and The Sun..
In 2016 the troupe expanded in to the Republic of Ireland, forming a second troupe permenantly based in Cork city, and rehearsing at the Firkin Crane centre. The troupe performs throughout Ireland offering training and performance experience to exceptional female Irish dancers accross the country.