Ciara Kavanagh (BA (Hons) RAD RTS, ISTD DDE) is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). She is also a qualified Modern teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and holds Advanced 2 level Modern Theatre, Advanced 1 Ballet and Advanced 1 Tap.
Ciara started teaching in 2009 and has over a decade of teaching experience in some of the top dance schools and stage schools in the country, as well as working in primary schools and secondary schools teaching dance and drama, staging shows and choreographing musicals. Ciara has been honoured to be asked to judge several talent competitions and Strictly Come Dancing fundraisers around Galway.
Ciara trained at Howard Performing Arts and Teacher Training College in Hertfordshire where she gained invaluable experience under the tuition of many West End and Broadway performers, professional ballet dancers and ISTD examiners studying ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre.
She then attended Inchicore College where she completed her ISTD qualifications and attained Advanced 2 Modern and Advanced 1 Tap awards. While teaching full time, Ciara completed the Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) to become a registered teacher with the RAD.
During the holidays, as well as Continuous Professional Development courses in Ireland and the UK, Ciara regularly attends the famous Pineapple Studios in London making sure she always has her finger on the pulse of what is happening in the dance world, and is always up to date with best teaching practices and child safety.