BA MA ARAD RTS ISTD DDI NCEF
Caitríona is a fully qualified professional dance teacher with experience in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Pilates. She has been teaching for 10 years and has established her own dance school, ‘Brocklebank Academy of Dance’. She also co-directs a school in Kildare ‘Prosperous Academy of Performing Arts’. Caitríona is Chairperson for the Royal Academy of Dance Committee in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Caitríona has been awarded the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London and holds RAD Registered Teacher Status. She has been awarded the Diploma in Dance Education in Modern Theatre Jazz with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in London. She has also been awarded a distinction for completing a three-year full time Diploma in Dance Studies at Inchicore College in Dublin where she studied Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Improvisation, Music Theory, Anatomy and Physiology, Child Psychology, Occupational First Aid and Dance History.
Caitríona is an approved Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD CBTS teacher training course.
Caitríona is a fully qualified fitness instructor and holds an advanced diploma in Pilates from the NTC. She received first class honours and the highest marks in Ireland in the National Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness from the University of Limerick. She is a qualified Zumba and Zumbatomic instructor.
Caitríona has experience teaching in several different schools in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Navan. She is currently teaching her own classes (both group and private) in Dublin for all ages from 2 years up to adults and for all levels from beginners to advanced. She also has experience teaching dance and movement to children with special needs.
Caitríona has extensive experience as a dancer. In addition to her teaching qualifications she has completed the official dance exams in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern Theatre Jazz up to and including Advanced 2 Level.
Caitríona danced with a contemporary company ‘Cois Ceim Creative Steps’ for two years. This involved performing at many festivals throughout Ireland. She has performed in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin for several years and led a youth group of contemporary dancers in the 2012 Parade. She performed on the pitch at the Aviva Stadium at the Dublin Super Cup in 2011 with PonyDance Company and danced in Croke Park as part of the Centenary 2016 celebrations. She has also choreographed for and danced in several short films. One of these films, called ‘Passing’, was included in the Galway Film Festival, won the title of Best Short Film at the Kerry Film Festival and received the title of Best Irish Short at the Cork Film Festival.
Caitríona had the great honour of being selected to go to the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival on a scholarship, where she had the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed choreographers encompassing many different genres of dance.