When you hear that a talented Irish Dancing Champion is working in a coffee shop in Kells, the last thing you expect to hear is that he is Brazilian!
In fact, Pedro Ivo Nobre, decided to move to Ireland, specifically to continue to learn to dance and his ultimate ambition is to be an Irish Dancing teacher!
Pedro currently works in the Butterfly Cafe in Kells and the cups he has won for dancing are on display in the premises and customers are fascinated by this Brazilian’s interest in Irish dancing.
The 25 year old attends Scoil Rince O Gallachoir school of Irish dancing in Rathgar each week.
He explains that he first became interested in Irish dancing as a schoolboy.
He grew up in North East Brazil in a place called Salvadore and when he was 14 he had to do a project about Ireland for school.
“I learned a little bit about dancing at that time and a few years later I saw Riverdance on YouTube and thought it was so cool. It was just amazing.”
“I did some research and found some DVD’s and taught myself to dance with these DVD’s.”
He then found he couldn’t go any further with his dancing, so he decided the only solution was to come to Ireland to learn to dance.
He has won competitions at a number of Feiseanna and was third in the recent Leinster Championships.
He has also had success in the competitions in Dublin and will be competing in the World Championship in April.