Doyle Academy of Irish Dance

Irish Dance Waterloo Ontario

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Doyle Academy of Irish Dance Staff

Lindsay Doyle (T.C.R.G):
Lindsay is one of three teachers who have founded the Doyle Academy of Irish Dance. Lindsay is a qualified dance instructor under the Commission of Irish Dance in Ireland and is highly skilled in all technical aspects of Irish dance. Her competitive titles include three time Canadian champion, ranking 4th in North America, as well as placing 7th in the World Championships of Irish dance.

Lindsay's competitive accomplishments paved the way for her professional career that began when she joined the troupe of "Riverdance - The Show". Lindsay was a part of the "Riverdance" cast for five years traveling all across North America and Europe. Her Riverdance career also included a two year residency on Broadway in New York City, a lifelong aspiration for any professional dancer.

Today, as a teacher, Lindsay wants to translate her experiences in the professional world of dance to her students. She has a true passion for Irish dancing and she hopes to motivate and inspire her students to achieve their dreams and reach for the stars!

Shannon Doyle:
Shannon is a very accomplished dancer who has an unwavering passion for Irish dancing. Shannon is a five time Canadian Champion; she has been ranked second in North America and has placed ninth at both the All-Ireland Championships and World Championships.

Shannon's professional career also began when she joined the troupe of "Riverdance - The Show", travelling to countless cities across North America. The heart of her career began when she was offered a position in the cast of "Riverdance -on Broadway".

Shannon loved her time on tour and in New York it is here where she attained a new vitality for her love of dance. As a teacher she wants to demonstrate to her students that determination and dedication are the keys to success not only in dance but also in life.

Tanya Doyle:
Tanya is both an accomplished dancer and performer. Tanya began Irish dance at an early age and began competing in competitions locally and abroad. Her competitive experience lead to six consecutive 2nd place titles in the Canadian Championships as well as ranking 9th place in the North American Championships. Her accomplishments lead to performances with Michael Flatley, the Chieftans, Leahy, and Natalie McMaster.

Tanya, along with her two sisters, received the Leading Edge award presented by the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo in recognition of their many dance accomplishments. Tanya has a love for teaching that she exemplifies every day both in her high school classroom at Bluevale Collegiate Institute and in her dance classes.

 In her dance classes, Tanya brings her experience in competition and performance into the classroom with a teaching style that exudes enthusiasm and encouragement. Tanya brings out the best in each students.