Aisling Byrne Gaughan MA 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
  • AAC1 Acrobatic Arts Certified
  • ITEC Aerobic Teaching
  • ITEC Gym Instruction
  • LAMDA (Gold) Acting
  • LAMDA ( Gold) Verse & Prose
  • Choreographer
  • Lecturer CIT/CSM BATDS &BAMT
  • 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)
  • Workshops, Classes, Courses Internationally.


Aisling is a highly qualified, well respected accomplished professional with over 20 years experience in Dance and Performing Arts, promoting a positive and educational experience in dance for all. Having undergone 3 years 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 of 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)

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