20-year-old Morgan Elizabeth Bullock is from Richmond, Virginia, and loves to dance! As a little girl, she was always moving and one day came across a type of dancing she fell in love with, Irish Dancing! Morgan has no Irish connections at all but from a young age started going to dance classes every day, getting better and better all the time.
One day she decided to upload a video of herself performing Irish dancing to the ‘Savage Remix’ by Beyonce. It instantly went viral, with people sharing it all over the world, including Beyonce’s mother! Then it caught the attention of the Irish prime minister who invited Morgan to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day 2021 to perform.
However, there was some negative feedback, and a number of people online accused Morgan of ‘cultural appropriation.’
Morgan didn’t let the haters get to her and she forged ahead, continuing to do what she loves, and that is to dance!
Colm Flynn travels to Richmond, Virginia to meet the viral Irish dancing superstar!