Wil Robertson, our Dancer of the Month for the Month of June, considers himself just a “regular 12-year-old kid with a secret life of Irish Dance.” He believes that no one outside of the world of Irish dance would probably even know anything about Irish Dance. Wil will be attending middle school next year. He has one sister and two cats. Wil enjoys music, video games, jokes and riddles, reading, computers, technology and learning about the latest inventions. Not only does he enjoy dancing, he also sings in the school choir and plays both the viola and trumpet. He is obviously a very busy and talented young man.
When Wil was just 4 years old, he saw Irish dancers in the Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He decided that he would like to try that. He saw them again the next year and felt the same way. At the end of that year when He was 6 ½ years old, both Wil and his sister began taking lessons together at The Academy Irish Dance Company.
Wil says his happiest dance moment was winning the competition at Oireachtas. He was just 9 years old at the time and it was first time competing there. (more…)