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Michael Flatley born in Chicago Illinois.
Flatley's parents migrate to the US
Flatley began Irish dance lessons at The Dennehy School of Irish dance in Chicago (aged 11).
Roughly when Flatley attended Brother Rice High School (all-boy catholic private school on Chicago westside).
This year, aged 17, Flatley was the first non-European, American to win a world Irish dance title at Oireachtas Rince Na Cruinne. (the Irish world championships).
In 1975 and 1976 Flatley won twice in the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil concert flute competitions.
After graduating high school, Flatley worked as a stockbroker, a blackjack gambler and a flautist.
From 1978-9 he toured with Green Fields of America.
In 1980, he toured with the Chieftains, but the relationship went bitter when he wanted to become a full member of the band.
Flatley was invited with Jean Butler to perform a 7-minute interval act of the Eurovision song contest, held in Ireland.
Interval act took place.
2003- Michael Flatley battles malignant melanoma on his face.
May 2015 - Flatley revealed that a lot of his vertebral column was irreparably damaged and he had a damaged left knee, he had torn his right calf/triceps muscle, two ruptured Achilles tendons, a fractured rib, and a recurring broken bone in his foot.
June 2006 - Flatley began dating Niamh O'Brien, who danced in many shows of his.
Flatley and O'Brien marry in a roman catholic ceremony in Fermoy, County Cork, on 14th October 2006.
Flatley and O'Brien's son, Michael St. James is born in 2007.
Flatley's Final Ever Performance- Las Vegas- St Patricks Day.
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