Teaching Faculty

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John Carey A.D.C.R.G

John was born in Sutton Coldfield to Irish parents. At the age of seven he started to learn Irish dancing, at the Doherty academy. Little did he know that this "hobby" would soon map out his life in front of him!

At the age of 9 after less than 2 years of dancing he became Great Britain Champion. The following year he won every major title, being the youngest person ever to achieve this feat. He went on to win 8 World championships, 6 All Ireland, 11 Great Britain and 5 north American titles. At the age of 17 John was requested to audition to join the original cast of Riverdance when it was playing for the first time in London. John and Catriona Hale were the first "English" Irish dancers to join the prestigious show. John was also a bright academic and decided to return to school after the London run to finish his A levels, it was during this year that he applied to Oxford University to study Chemistry, he passed the exam and interview and was given an unconditional offer. However his life was to take another turn! Whilst studying for his final A level exams he was contacted by Michael Flatley's agent to be a part of his new show Lord of the Dance.

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Catriona Bucke T.C.R.G

Catriona Bucke (formally Catriona Hale), was born in Coventry to Irish parents and started dancing at the young age of 3 years old.  With her mother Kathleen being a former All Ireland champion, it seemed only natural that she should go on to be a dancer.  Together with John Carey she danced for the Doherty Academy for a great many years and in that time won numerous achievements.  To name a few she is  8 times World Champion, 7 times All Ireland Champion, 10 times Great Britain Champion, 5 times American Nationals Champion and for several years held every major title in Irish dancing. 

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Caroline Fahy T.C.R.G

Caroline Fahy was born in Birmingham to Irish parents and showed a keen interest in Irish dancing from an early age.

After watching an exhibition of Irish dancing Caroline begged her parents to take her along to lessons and at 4yrs of age she joined the Kidd School of Irish dancing in Birmingham.

Caroline enjoyed her competitive career as an Irish dancer and was very dedicated to her ceili and team dances as well as her solos, she went on to win many Regional and National titles throughout her years in competition.

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