ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

Our teachers are all Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) accredited and continually attend courses to keep their training up to date. Each student is a valued and respected member of our school. As teachers we work to nurture their ability, we help them to shine & to enjoy themselves.

GEMMA GRANT – School Director

Gemma was previously a pupil of the Kilkenny Academy of Dance and has worked there since 2008. On gaining her BA Honours Degree in Music and Mathematical Studies from NUIM in 2006, Gemma decided to return to her true love; dance.

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FINN POWER – School Director

A former student of Deirdre Forristal School of Dance, Finn has been working with The Kilkenny Academy of Dance since 2010. Having gained her DDI and DDE in Modern Theatre and Classical Ballet, she is a fully qualified and registered teacher of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

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Ciara – Peaches McDermott – Teacher

Ciara-Peaches McDermott has been dancing with Kilkenny Academy of Dance since the age of 3 and has been working there since 2016. She is currently in her fourth and final year of a BA Hons Degree in Contemporary Dance at the University of Limerick.

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Lauren Oman – Teacher

Lauren has been dancing since a young age, training in Ballet and Modern. She then moved to England to further her dance training at Morea performing arts where she studied for 3yrs while gaining both professional and teaching training.

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Becky Sheil – Teacher

My dance journey began at the age of 7 when I joined the Sheila Grace Dance Company. I then started ballet classes when I was 14 at The Ballet Academy. I continued dancing in both schools until I left secondary school.

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