Ian Luebbers was a gifted soul that walked through the H&K doors in August 2017. A native of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, he made momentous strides in shaping the face of modern Irish Dance.
A true visionary on and off the stage, he touched all those who crossed his path, engraving on them a mindset of logic with a heart full of passion.
Steely determined to achieve his lifelong goal of winning the World Championships, Ian moved to Dublin in 2017 to train with Holly&Kavanagh. He quickly became immersed in the H&K philosophy and would spend countless hours every day perfecting his new choreography in the studio. It became his second home and we gladly became his second family.
Ian set forth on the road to Glasgow 2018 becoming Leinster Champion quickly followed by All Ireland Champion. His ability was matched by none; igniting the stage with performances that inspired and thrilled audiences.
Ian was crowned Senior Men World Champion at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow April 1st 2018 - fulfilling the destiny he knew lay within.
Ian tragically passed at the age of 24. While the light dimmed at H&K that day, it afforded us the opportunity to see the stars in all their glory ~ each one shining a piece of Ian's spirit that lives on.
Ian's legacy will inspire generations to come about defying the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of time and distance to follow your dancing dreams...