Fidget Feet People


Chantal McCormick

Creative Director

Chantal McCormick trained as a dancer and choreographer at the London School of Contemporary Dance.

After graduation, she became interested in aerial circus and trained at Circus Space, London. Chantal toured with established dance and circus companies in the UK from 1999-2008.

Fidget Feet was founded in 2004 by Chantal (Donegal) and her husband Jym Daly (Cork).

Chantal has directed, choreographed, and performed shows with Fidget Feet including; Wired and Free, Fairies Tail, Remember Her, Madam Silk, Raw, Hang On, Catch Me, Fire Birds and Elves and the Shoemaker, House!, A Handful of Dreams, and When the Moon Spun Round.

Chantal is also the Festival Director of the Irish Aerial Dance Fest.

Jym Daly

Director of Music and Film

Beginning at the Crawford Municipal (Cork Art School). In London, Jym attracted the attention of London’s avant-garde scene by playing kitchen sinks along with Chinese violins in nightclubs like Camden Palace.

Never feeling any one art form to be fully satisfactory, Jym later found himself involved in the development of a new sound which combined spiritual music from around the world with the emerging world of dance beats. Loop Guru toured the world for many years leaving a rich legacy of albums. During that time Jym also created videos for the band and created a cartoon which ran in a national music magazine.

His eclectic artistic past has now culminated in Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, co-founded with his wife Chantal McCormick, where music, film, dance, acting and swinging boats off cranes co-exist peacefully in one expression.

Fintan Sweeney

Production Manager 

In 2018 Fintan began his work in theatre on lights, sound, production and stage management. Previously to this, he had been working within the ever-evolving tech world.

He has worked as a Production Manager with No Ropes Theatre company and in various freelance roles with Decadent Theatre, Druid, Macnas and Festivals such as Baboró, Galway Theatre Festival and the Galway International Arts Festival where he first met Fidget Feet and joined them in January 2022.  He has also served on the Board of the Galway Theatre Festival and the Galway Giving Tree.

Kara Moore

Marketing & Communications Manager 

Kara commenced her role as communications manager with Fidget Feet in March 2023. Kara studied business & marketing at LIT & UL in Limerick and went on to work in operational & communication roles in Ireland, London and Hong Kong.

Having gone back to study during lockdown Kara immersed herself in digital marketing and subsequently met Fidget Feet. The rest they say is history!


Sara Granda

Head Aerialist/Teacher

Sara Granda is a performance artist from Malaga, Spain and has been based in Ireland since 2017.

Sara graduated with a degree in Drama from Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Málaga with a specialisation in physical theatre.

Sara was part of the El Espeto Feliz Company and performed with them for several years. She is now the head teacher at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre and also an associate artist at Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre. She was recently seen on tour in “A Handful of Dreams” at the Hat-fair Festival in Winchester and also “House!” A new Fidget Feet aerial theatre show.


Shauna Maunsell

Shauna is from county Limerick and studying a BA degree in performing arts voice and dance in the Irish world academy in UL where she is in her final year. 

Shauna Maunsell was appointed to the Fidget Feet board in 2023

Oran Leong

Associate Artist

Mark is a solicitor working in general practice in Galway. Prior to moving to Ireland in 2015 he was the Head of International Cooperation at Jz Music. Jz Music is a privately owned and operated Chinese company based in Shanghai with a focus on jazz music. 

Since moving to Galway Mark has worked in a voluntary capacity with and on a variety of cultural events and organisations. 

Mark Elliott was appointed to the Fidget Feet board in 2023

Fidget Feet is committed to the principles of good fundraising


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Child Protection Policy 


Senior Staff Salaries are as follows

Band: €45k – €55k

Number of employees: 1

The organisation keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. We comply with the Art’s Council recommended guidelines for financial reporting. Fidget Feet is transparent in its audited financial statements, with the most recent statements available here

Recent statements 


It’s Dance! It’s Creative! It’s flying with style! Combining athleticism & creative expression. While using low-hanging trapeze, aerial silks, spirals, hoops & cocoons. A beautiful art form, while having fun and building strength!

Wanna try it out?

Our Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick provides workshops, kids classes, adult classes & bootcamps.


2023 marks 25 years of Fidget Feet leading the way in aerial performance in Ireland. 

We’ll spend the whole year celebrating with our audiences, funders, partners, board, staff, artists, arts workers and sharing with you ALL what we do best which is Aerial Arts for ALL!