MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR
Miss Anna began traditional Irish Dancing lessons at the age of 3 which instilled in her a love of the dance that has carried throughout her life.
Her competitive dance career began with The Drake School of Irish Dance at age 9, leading her to compete at regional, national and world championships earning medals at each level.
In 2015 she ranked 23rd at the World Irish Dance Championships in Montreal, bringing the only Medal back to Georgia.
Miss Anna is an established award winning Traditional Irish Musician & Irish Gaelic Singer. In both 2011 and 2012 she ranked as 1 of the top 8 Concertina Players in the world as well as 1 of the top 8 female Irish Gaelic Singers in the world. She earned the opportunity to compete at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan, Ireland. She was blessed to attend the CCE's Scoil éigse Music Academy in Ireland on full scholarship at age 17. Her competitive music career began at age 10. Beginning performance in Atlanta at age of 9, she advanced to performing throughout Georgia & the Metro Atlanta area a member of several Ceili Bands.
2011 began her employment as a Vetted Teacher for the Woodruff Arts Center's Young Audiences program teaching Traditional Irish Music, Dance and Culture Classes and Workshops in numerous Metro Atlanta School Systems.
Upon ending her competition career, Miss Anna achieved her TCRG certification from An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (The Irish Dancing Commission) in Dublin to teach internationally.Miss Anna has taught Irish Dancing basics, as well as Championship material to hundreds of children and adults alike, fulfilling her childhood dream of sharing her love of Irish Dance, Music & Culture.Miss Anna presently assists Mr. Karl Drake ADCRG with the Drake School of Irish Dance, one of the most successful and largest Irish Dance schools in the USA and is so excited to be growing Irish Dancing and Culture in Rome and the North West Georgia Community!