Richmond, Virginia, has a new TikTok dance star, and her name is Morgan Bullock.
On a platform known for practical jokes and scandalous dancing, it's refreshing to see someone get noticed for her creativity.
The story starts with a simple TikTok video of a popular dance challenge featuring the hit song, "Savage." Morgan has been studying Irish dance for 11 years and her combination of an original Irish step routine with the viral song racked up thousands of views.
this remix has no business being this hard 😩😤 pic.twitter.com/JZQh0jvtg5— m (@Morrghan) May 2, 2020
Twitter is where it gained even more traction, with thousands of retweets and even some controversial discourse about cultural crossovers. After stomping out the haters, Morgan caught the eye of some pretty famous people, including the producers of Riverdance and the show's composer, Bill Whelan.
Being given the opportunity to perform with @Riverdance is a dream come true to say the least. I am still at a loss for words. Thank you so much to Padraic, the Irish dance community, and everyone who has supported me and shared my video. Go raibh maith agat🙏🏾💛— m (@Morrghan) May 8, 2020
Morrghan, your dancing is just fantastic. So proud to see you struttin your stuff. Love it. Bill Whelan Composer of Riverdance.— Bill Whelan (@ShivnaBill) May 5, 2020
Morgan has even been featured on some Irish talk shows, discussing the concept behind her video and how she handled some of the negative fallout on Twitter.
"People who think like that should open up their minds to the idea of cultures spreading and blending."— Six O'Clock Show (@SixOClockShow) May 18, 2020
Morgan Bullock's response to racial abuse she received after her Irish dancing videos went viral.@Morrghan also revealed her delight at @LeoVaradkar's support.#SixVMTV pic.twitter.com/fMDwAR9d7Q
What do you think of this dancing phenom? Would you go see her in Riverdance? Sound off in the comments!