Artistic Director / Chantal McCormick
Chantal McCormick trained as a dancer and choreographer at the London School of Contemporary Dance. After graduation she became interested in aerial circus and trained at Circus Space, London. Chantal toured with established dance and circus companies in the UK from 1999-2008. Fidget Feet was founded in 2004 by Chantal (Donegal) and her husband Jym Daly (Cork). Chantal has directed, choreographed, and performed shows with Fidget Feet including; Wired and Free, Fairies Tail, Remember Her, Madam Silk, Raw, Hang On, Catch Me, Fire Birds and Elves and the Shoemaker. Chantal is also the Artistic Director of Irish Aerial Dance Fest.
Artistic Director / Jym Daly
Beginning at the Crawford Municipal (Cork Art School). In London Jym attracted the attention of London’s avant garde scene by playing kitchen sinks along with chinese violins in nightclubs like the Camden Palace etc. Never feeling any one art form to be fully satisfactory, Jym later found himself involved in the development of a new sound which combined spiritual music from around the world with the emerging world of dance beats. Loop Guru toured the world for many years leaving a rich legacy of albums. During that time Jym also created videos for the band and created a cartoon which ran in a national music magazine. His eclectic artistic past has now culminated in Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, co-founded with wife Chantal McCormick, where music, film, dance, acting and swinging boats off cranes co-exist peacefully in the one expression.
Associate Artist / Lee Clayden
Lee started dancing at the age of 21 and graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st degree. Lee’s first encounter with Fidget Feet was on the production RAW, in 2008 He is now associated artist with Fidget Feet and is one of company’s main performers, teachers and riggers. He has worked on The Snow Queen, Catch me, Hang on, Firebirds, A Fairies’ Tail and The Elves and the Shoemaker.
General Manager / Ayoma Bowe
Ayoma is General Manager of Fidget Feet, a role which requires Ayoma to ‘think on her feet’ while bringing a steady hand to the day-to-day running of the organisation. She brings an array of talents to this role, including managing grant applications, financial management, ensuring staffing and organisational issues are on point, while supporting the development and implementation of Fidget Feet’s strategic plan.
Since joining in 2016 Ayoma has established herself as a core part of the Fidget Feet team. She brings with her over 10 years of experience within the Arts Community; working for several years in Poetry Ireland where she was instrumental in transforming the strategic development of the poetry sector in Ireland.
Ayoma shares the vision of Fidget Feet’s artistic director, Chantal McCormick, that access to the arts is fundamental to human development, and she works closely with Chantal to ensure that artistic engagement, collaboration and opportunities to experience artistic programmes of excellence are at the fore of the national and international agenda.
Rigger / High Performance Rigging
High Performance are a European based organisation offering their specialist services worldwide.
Their specialist core team are former aerial & acrobatic artists who have worked and toured the world over, making liaison between artists and production with understanding and clarity.
The Fidget Feeters
Aisling Ni Cheallaigh, Ashlene McFadden, Sianna Bruce, Kathleen Doherty, Kathryn Cooley, Cormac Byrne, Chrissie Ardill, Timothy O’Sullivan, Naomhan McKeon Joyce, Lee Clayden, Jym Daly, Chantal McCormick, Yolandi Daly, Maire Dee, Keira Martin, Marcus Lamb, Conor Delaney, Jess O’Connor, Victoria McManus, Jennifer Paterson, Emma Insley, Richard McCurry, John-Joe Kelly, Mike McGoldrick, Damien O’Kane, Michael Rooney, Mikel Murfi, Clare Anderson, Ronan Brady, Blue Hanley, Beau Holland, Mark Hennessy, Ciaran Connolly, Ria Murphy, Justine Squire, Laura Cork, Anne Creighton, Helen Ahern, Johann Hattingh, Adam O’Keeffe, Josh Roxby, Carolina Cabanas, Rachel Strickland, Rosin Harten, Suzon Gheur, Adain and Amelie from Realta, Orna Vranic, Jonathan Walsh, Kim McAfferty, Kata Thor , Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Stephen O’ Rourke , Christian and Louis, Helen Aston , Naomi Giffen, Cat Ryan, Toby Gomme, Dawn Pascoe, Lindsey Butcher, Rachel Ni Bhraonain and High Performance Productions.