Daire has been dancing since the age of ten under the guidance of his parents Rose and Tony Nolan in Limerick and is no stranger to the international stage. He is undoubtedly the most famous "baddie" (evil stage character) within the Irish Dancing world since he was the original "Dark Lord" in Michael Flatley's show, Lord of the Dance. He later played the role in Michael Flatley's show, Feet of Flames. He left the show in 1999.
Twice World champion and three times All-Ireland Champion, Daire has performed throughout Europe and in the United States of America, South Africa, Canada, Israel and Australia. He has also appeared on numerous television shows including the Jay Leno and Rosie O 'Donnell shows in the USA, the Des O 'Connor Show in Britain. Daire performed on Michael Flatley's tribute programme on RTÉ's Late Late Show special during 3000. He has also performed with the Chieftains in the past and at the Oscarsa in Los Angeles during 1998.
After leaving 'Lord of the Dance' Daire joined the cast of ' To Dance on the Moon' a production which has already played to in excess to 1 million people throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. Both Daire and his brother Cian has played a major role in the development of productions 'To Dance on the Moon', 'Legend of the Knight' and 'Dance of Desire'.
A past Munster under 20 rugby player and All Ireland long jump and triple jump champion, Daire has since retired from stage dancing and now resides in Limerick with his wife Carol. Daire and his brother Cian are dance choreographers for all Ceol Chiarrai productions.