Cian began dancing at the age of 3 under the tutelage of his parents Anthony and Rose Nolan in Scoil Uí Nuallaís, Limerick.
In his competitive career Cian won 4 world titles, 7 All Ireland titles and has also won first place at the Worlds in Ceílí and figure dancing.
Cian performed on two European tours with the acclaimed “Chieftains”. The highlight of this tour was dancing in Modena Italy for Pavarotti with Princess Diana in the audience.
Cian is an original member of Lord of the Dance with whom performed with for over seven years as both chorus and as lead dancer. The highlight of this tour was dancing at the Oscars in 1997.
Cian is a qualified Irish dance teacher with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha and has just completed his examinations to be an adjudicator of Irish dance.