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Meet the Teachers

Colin Worley and Alicia Hendricks merged their two independent schools in 2018.  Trisha joined the team in 2022.  They each bring unique skillsets to the art of Irish Dance and make a wonderful team!


Colin Worley


Six-time All-Ireland and International Irish dance champion, Colin Worley, studied Irish dance for more than 25 years and toured internationally for more than seven years with Lord of the Dance, “The World’s Greatest Dance Show.”


Alicia Hendricks


Alicia started Irish dance lessons at age five.  She studied in New York under Margaret and Ellen Pike, and then under Patsy McLoughlin and Jimmy Early.  Alicia competed in local, regional, national & World Championship competitions through-out her many years of dance, both in solo and ceili (team) competitions.  In addition to competition, she also performed at many venues, including Radio City Music Hall.  Alicia received her T.C.R.G. (Teachers Certificate Rinci Gaelacha) in 1996.

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Trisha Houlihan


Trisha was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland and emigrated to the US in '84.  Keeping with her roots, Trisha began Irish Step Dancing at age 5 in the greater Boston area with Rita O'Shea (ADCRG) and later with Rita's daughter, Lisa Chaplin (ADCRG).  As an Open Championship and Ceili dancer, Trisha competed in both the Regional Oireachtas and North American Nationals.

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