Aisling Byrne Gaughan MA MAPP AIDTA AISTD CDE AAC1

Owner & Artistic Director

  • Registered Teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
  • AISTD & CDE Ballet, Modern, National, Tap & Jazz
  • AIDTA Ballet, Modern Jazz & Tap
  • MA in Dance
  • MAPP
  • AAC1 Acrobatic Arts Certified
  • PBT Certified L1
  • ITEC Aerobic Teaching
  • ITEC Gym Instruction
  • LAMDA (Gold) Acting
  • LAMDA (Gold) Verse & Prose
  • Choreographer
  • Lecturer MTU/CSM BATDS &BAMT
  • Former Dance Teacher Colaiste Stiofain Naofa
  • The Teaching Council Registered Teacher

Trained with the following:

  • Donna Daly Blyth (Cork)
  • Harrison College of Dance & Drama (London)
  • UL (University of Limerick)
  • Acrobatic Arts (Canada)
  • Progressing Ballet Technique PBT
  • Workshops, Classes, Courses Internationally.


Aisling is a highly qualified, well respected accomplished professional with over 26 years’ experience in Dance and Performing Arts, promoting a positive and educational experience in dance for all. Having undergone 3 years of professional dance and teacher training, Aisling graduated from Harrison College of Dance & Drama, London in 1997. Following many successful years travelling and working and performing as a professional Dancer, in Ireland, England and Australia Aisling a native of Cork returned to Ireland to focus on a teaching career and has to date worked as a Dance Teacher, Lecturer, Mentor and Choreographer to many Students, Companies, Educational Institutes and prestigious Performing Arts Schools.
Together with running a successful Dance Studio and lecturing at 3rd level education. Aisling has Produced, Directed and Choreographed all Starstruck Studios Shows. Over 5 Seasons of Pantomime at The Everyman Palace Theatre, Corks International Choral Festival, Clean Hands Commercial (Safe Foods) Feis Maitiu, Annual Musicals for Presentation Ballyphehane & St Marys Charleville Secondary Schools and Scoil Na nOige Glanmire. Cats and Les Miserables (CADA) and Crazy for You (Cork Musical Society)


Jasmine Draper 

Teacher & Choreographer

Jasmine is a qualified Dance Teacher with the Irish Board of Dance Performance. She has qualifications from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance and Acrobatic Arts. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from MTU Cork School of Music.

Jasmine is certified from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in both Musical Theatre and Acting, and Musical Theatre in Production from Trinity College London.

Jasmine has trained with International teachers and dancers while at Implustanz, Austria and, in London.

Jasmine worked at a residential camp in Canada where she ran the dance and drama classes.

Jasmine has performed in 13 pantomimes, productions such as Addams Family, Cats, Les Miserable and YMTUKs Gulliver’s Travels. She has worked behind the scenes of several productions, this would include the International cast of Blood Brothers, Dirty Dancing Lord of the Dance and on the Irish Opera production of Morrigan as the Assistant Choreographer.

In her spare time she does circus training, including trapeze and aerial hoop.

She is a Certified Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer.


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