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Overview (2)

Born in Kilmathomas, Waterford, Ireland
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on December 29, 1978, in Kilmacthomas, Watersford, Ireland, Gillian Norris is youngest of Desmond and Mary Norris's six children. Growing up a tomboy, her mother enrolled her in dance classes at age 10, and she slowly developed a passion for dancing. After graduating from the Higgins School of Irish Dance in Waterford (where she was taught by Phil and Mary Higgins), and winning many awards and competitions along the way, she turned professional. Her first show was Michael Flatley's 'Lord of the Dance,' which she joined in 1995. She joined up with Flatley again in 2000 when he began touring in 'Feet of Flames,' but grew tired of the constant travel and being away from her boyfriend, fellow Watersford dancer Michael White, and quit the show in early 2001. Miss Norris returned to the stage in the summer of 2001, joining the dance troupe Ragus, but her return was brief, and she left shortly thereafter. At this point, it looks as if either acting and modeling or wifehood and motherhood are in the cards for this talented young lady.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Zootipantz

Trivia (4)

Her parents are Desmond and Mary Norris.
Is the youngest of six children. Her brothers are Michael, Steven, and PJ. Her sisters are Anne-Marie and Claire.
Gillian is no longer dancing with RAGUS. She is back home in Ireland. She had signed with Celtic Talent Modeling Agency in 2001. [July 2002]
Opened her own beauty salon/spa in Kilmacthomas. [June 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

I want to keep healthy, and we have caterers who cook healthy meals, but I eat a lot of chocolate, especially before a show. I know it only gives you a short boost of energy but it does help...well, that's my excuse!
I was sixteen when I joined [Lord of the Dance]. Bernadette [Flynn] and I were the youngest at the time and before we joined the show we had been completely spoon fed --- we'd had everything done for us. When we all moved to Dublin and lived together, looking after ourselves, it was completely different. It was the best experience of my life. Now we're twenty, and it's amazing how much we've come on.

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