BA M.Acc ARAD RTS ISTD DDE
Caitríona is a fully qualified professional dance teacher with experience in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Pilates. She has been teaching for 12 years and has established her own dance school, ‘Brocklebank Academy of Dance’. Caitríona is the RAD Regional Ambassador for Ireland and NI. She is also the Treasurer for the Irish Ballet Teachers Association (IBTA)
Caitríona holds RAD Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London. She has also completed the Diploma in Dance Education in Modern Theatre Jazz with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in London. She was 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.
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. She performed on the pitch at the Aviva Stadium at the Dublin Super Cup 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.