For every show, Michael saves a seat for his grandmother Hannah Ryan, who was his inspiration.
Michael married his second and current wife Niamh O'Brien on October 14, 2006.
Michael follows the philosophy to "follow your dreams."
Michael's final touring performance was in Dallas, Texas on July 29, 2001 for which people traveled from across the globe to see.
Chicago's Mayor Daley declared April 4, 1997 "Michael Flatley Day" in the City of Chicago.
In July 2002, Michael was engaged to Lisa Murphy despite eventually calling it off.
While on tour, Michael ate steak for breakfast every morning.
Michael married Beata Dziaba on January 6, 1986. The two divorced in 1995. They had no children together.
In 1997, Esquire Magazine named Michael 'Dubious Man of the Year'.
Michael has one blue eye and one green eye.
Michael's legs were insured for 40 million dollars.
Michael stands at 5'9" or 1.75 m.
In 1997, Michael was chosen by People Magazine as one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World'.
Michael: Since I was a kid, I've been a dancer, and, of course, I'll always be a dancer till the day I die.
Michael: Life isn't about the number of times you're knocked down, it's about the number of times you get back up.
Michael: I can go back to when I was six years old. I was always getting in trouble for dreaming, and the things I got in trouble for dreaming then are the things I'm doing today.
Michael: If I never do another show, I'll die a happy man.
Michael: I don't want to dance as if I'm making an apology.
Michael Flatley: I'm not an egomaniac like a lot of people say. But I am the world's best dancer, that's for sure.