Meet our Team
A.R.A.D., R.T.S, B.R.S.dip
Rachel began dancing with Vonnie Goulding and then continued her vocational training with Cynthia O’Dunlaing. She furthered her training with Dublin City Ballet and danced in many of their productions. She danced Clara in Nutcracker and the doll in Coppelia.
Rachel at age 15 won an Irish Arts Council scholarship to train at the Ballet Rambert, London. She graduated with their diploma. She danced professionally in London before returning to Ireland to open her first school in Galway in 1989. When Mrs Goulding retired Rachel took over her school in Dun laoghaire.
Rachel is a fully qualified teacher of the Royal Academy of Dancing ( Ballet) and The Imperial society teachers of Dancing (Modern) and continues her learning through on going CPD courses each year.
Rachel is delighted to be celebrating 30 years of teaching and is so proud of all the
students that she has taught, many of them have continued their dance training abroad.
MSc, BA Hons, ISTD CDE, AISTD Dip, RAD RTS, Pilates Institute Dip
Emma trained at Northern Ballet School, UK where she graduated from the Professional Dancer Course before performing, choreographing and teaching in the UK & Europe.
She is a fully qualified teacher in Ballet (RAD & ISTD), Modern Theatre Dance/ Jazz (ISTD) and Fitness Instruction (OCR, NTC & Pilates Institute). Emma holds an MSc in Dance Science & Education (Edinburgh University), a 1st class BA Hons in Dance Education (Durham University) and is currently undertaking a Higher Education lecturer qualification at Trinity College, Dublin. She has also completed numerous CPD courses including; Conditioning & Injury Prevention for dancers, Alexander Technique, Developmental Psychology & Child Protection.
In Greece, Emma ran her own school, taught at the American University and worked with Arts Authorities establishing dance departments and a regional youth company. In Ireland, Emma is a Dance & Academic tutor at Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) on the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Dance course and she is also Subject Specialist Lead Internal Verifier for the BTEC National Diploma course.
Emma has worked with Rachel since 2006 and is Artistic Director of the school.