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Róisín Mullins is a Sky TV Presenter, Sky TV talent show judge and world renowned Irish dancer. A bronze world medallist and UK open Irish dance champion, Róisín gained fame as a talent show judge and reality TV star in shows such as Sky TV's 'A Gypsy Life for Me' / 'Travellers Got Talent', with fellow judges and presenters including the popstar Jentina, and singer David Essex, and on Sky TV's 'Britain Does Variety', with co-judges and TV presenters Dave Payne (Sky Sports), Naomi Wilkinson (CBBC) and Eastender's Emma Barton.

 

Róisín competed in Feis at both a National and World level for over 15 years, after  entering her first competition and winning her first open title on the same day, at the age of just 5. After acumulating hundreds of first place awards and an An Coimisiún bronze world medal, Róisín went on to train at the B.R.I.T. School for Performing Arts, along with the late Amy Winehouse. Róisín then became a scholarship student and associate Lecturer in dance at the University of Surrey, where she had her dance skills further honed by Royal Ballet principal Jennifer Jackson, 'Cats' lead Patrick Wood, and Rambert's Sheron Wray, finally training in acting and presenting with RADA principal and TV/Film acting coach Dee Cannon, and BBC presenter and Film acting coach, Mel Churcher (coach to James Bond's Daniel Craig). Following this, Róisín qualified with all of the major UK and Irish boards of dance as a teacher herself.

 

At 21 Róisín toured the world with a renowned Riverdance-style professional Irish dance show, before performing on TV and stage with her own London based Irish Dance Troupe, 'Raven'.  During her career she has performed at hundreds of stadiums, theatres and prestigious events and as lead dancer and choreographer of Raven, including tours and shows with stars of the BBC's 'Strictly come Dancing', including Vincent and Flavia, Kristina Rihanoff, and Izabela Hannah.

 

Since founding the Irish dance troupe 'Raven' in 2007, Róisín has been dance partnered by TV producers with some of the UK's top TV stars for live TV performances,  including Declan Donnelly, Paddy McGuinness and Louis Walsh. Backed by her troupe, she has also appeared alongside stars such as Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Nicole Scherzinger, Dermot O'Leary, David Essex, The Saturdays, Des O'Connor, Bobby Davro, and Keith Lemon.

 

Róisín was interviewed for Dublin’s RTÉ with Derek Mooney and All Ireland Talent Show judge Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, and has has featured on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’ with presenters Sinéad Desmond and Mark Cagney. Most recently Róisín has worked as a choreographer and performer on TV shows such as The X-Factor and The Apprentice. Also as a choreographer, dancer  and singer on Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World. The fiery Irish dancer regularly appears in the international press, on TV and Radio, as a spokesperson for the Irish community, and has been featured in hundreds of publications, from 'The Big Issue' and 'Sun' to 'The Independent'.

Jack Jacobs

BA (Hons)

 

TROUPE MANAGER / PRESS OFFICER

UK and Republic of Ireland

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Róisín Mullins

BA (Hons) Dance, T.C.R.G, L.I.D.T.A, A.I.D.T.A, B.C.A, R.A.D (MRT)

 

TROUPE DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER

/ LEAD DANCER

UK and Republic of Ireland

Having been trained by Royal Marine bandmasters since the age of 10, Jack performed throughout Europe as a brass musician for TV and Royalty for over a decade. He played in ensembles and as a soloist for shows on ITV and the BBC, alongside celebrities such as Ant and Dec (Saturday Night Takeaway), and on game shows with Donna Air and Jeremy Beadle. He has also performed for UK Prime Ministers, and for Royals HRH’s Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth and Prince William, including at the Royal Tournament (Earl’s Court), as well as for luxury liners, including SS Canberra’s penultimate voyage.

 

He has been fortunate to play alongside and under direction of some of the great military and brass musicians and conductors, including Dr Robert Childs, and the late Lt Col Richard Waterer. Jack comes from a long line of professional musicians, conductors and military bandmasters, including three directors of the Royal opera House, and pupils of JC Bach.

 

After meeting Irish Dance star Roisin Mullins whilst completing a degree at Sussex University, he side-stepped in to the world of Irish dance, co-founding ‘Raven’ with Roisin Mullins in 2007. Taking the bold choice to keep them an all female troupe, Jack helped push them to become one of the world’s leading Irish dance companies, performing for everyone from Paddy McGuiness to Louis Walsh. In his early twenties, Jack also trained as an Irish dancer under Róisín Mullins, later helping to choreograph performances for TV and stage, including  at Pinewood studios, and performing on television shows aired globally.

 

Jack is also a passionate journalist, and has been published widely on Irish arts and culture for National UK and Irish magazines and newspapers, with articles appearing in publications everywhere from The Independent and The Big Issue, to Dance Dynamic and Irish dancing Magazine.  

 

He has worked as a freelance Photographer for Sky, as a consultant for Sky Entertainment programming, as a talent show judge for heats of Sky TV’s 'Britain Does Variety', and worked on challenging TV documentaries focused on the Irish and Traveller communities.

 

Most recently Jack has overseen Raven expand in to the Republic of Ireland, with a permanent base in Cork City to twin with their London home. He has also managed troupe performances on The X-Factor, Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World and The Apprentice.

 

THE TEAM

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Jordan Puttock

 

TROUPE DANCE CAPTAIN (LONDON/UK)

Jordan joined Raven in 2010, after years of competing at world level. She has performed in some of the UK's top venues, including Pinewood Studios, alongside celebrities such as Paddy McGuinness and Louis Walsh. She currently acts as a dance captain for our UK troupe, but has also performed with our Cork Troupe in Ireland, assisting with troupe training.

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