Get to the Pointe!-Opal Lynch Masud

Meet Opal Lynch Masud, a 13 year old Irish dance champion. 


Irish Dancer

Opal Lynch-Masud is a 13 year old talented Irish dancer, holding the title of Prelum Champion. She also has the title 2017 7th place world champion in the teams division. She attends Cleary Irish Dance for classes in Burbank, CA. She has danced for around six years, starting when she was just seven. Here’s what she says about how she got started. “My mom showed me a video of riverdance online, and instantly [I] wanted to start.”


Her upcoming trip is to San Francisco, for a feisanna. This summer, she will be traveling to Florida for another event.


For these events, Opal wears a big, flashy dress. She says, “my dress is a velvet, long sleeved, pink dress, and it goes down to above my knee. It has accents of black, and has Gaelic embroidering along the sides.”


When she’s not dancing, Opal does other activities. “I also like to bake, read, and I enjoy carpooling.”


It is safe to say, Opal, along with the other Irish dancers of the world, works very hard to pursue this craft. She is an amazing dancer, and we wish her luck at her feis this month.

Ava Dorny