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The Christine O’Riada Foundation for the Arts Logo

Our founder, Christine O’Riada believed in giving every dancer, child and adult, the opportunities they need to succeed. She believed that no one should be held back due to financial strains. At The Christine O’Riada Foundation we want to use this as a platform to continue Christine’s legacy and to inspire others to do the same. The mission of the Christine O’Riada Foundation is to showcase Irish heritage through the arts.


Kansas City Feis and Heart of America Feis Logo

The Kansas City Feis is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes Irish culture through Irish dance. We are a competition held 4 times a year, hosted by the O’Riada Manning Academy. It’s through our feis (pronounced fesh) that we are able to offer grants and scholarships to businesses and individuals in need.