Irish Teacher & Irish Ensemble Director
Mary Katherine started Irish Dancing at the age of three in Buffalo, NY with the CLRG (An Coimisun Le Rinci Faelacha) Irish Dance Commission. During a successful 21 years of competing she has achieved Regional and National titles along with numerous top placements at the Irish, British and Scottish Nationals. She has qualified for the World Championship her entire dance career where she earned multiple World Placements. In 2017 Mary Katherine placed 6th at the World Championships in Dublin, Ireland.
She has trained with dancers and teachers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Mary Katherine has participated in countless local shows and parades, especially during the St. Patrick’s Day Season! Over the past 10 years, she has taught dance classes of all ages and levels and has choreographed multiple dances and show numbers.
Mary Katherine not only has a passion for Irish Dance, but also the Irish culture and traditions. She was named the “Maid of Erin” by the Binghamton, New York Ancient Order of Hibernian Committee in 2011 for exemplifying Grace, Faith and Pride in her Irish community. Mary Katherine is currently working towards earning her TCRG Dance Certification.
Mary Katherine is excited to begin her second season at DDA!