I graduated from UCC with a BA Hons degree in Drama and Theatre Studies and qualified with the I.S.T.D.
I am currently Head of Dance in CADA (Cork Academy for the Dramatic Arts). I have choreographed numerous shows in Cork city and county.
I am a fluent Irish speaker and was commissioned by TG4 to work on a choreographic piece for Gael Scoileanna.
I also choreographed an ad for Ayrton with Epic Productions.
I recently qualified as a Zumba Instructor.
I was born in Cork.
At the moment I am living in Glanmire with my family as myself and my fiancé are building a house in Berrings.
My mom, Caroline, is also highly involved in the panto and in CADA, my dad Tim, however, is the total opposite and is very involved in sport. I have one sister, Annaliese, who takes after my dad and has been involved in the Irish basketball team for the past five years. We are very close and get on very well... until I steal her clothes!
I am very lucky to say I have more than one best friend, I’m still very close with friends I grew up with and also would call my work colleagues my best friends.
Performing as Mary Dawe inat the Everyman when I was five.
People who are disloyal!
I think Ted Mahon Buckley from CADA would sort everything out if we gave him the chance...!
It would have to be Las Vegas this summer, we stayed in the Strat Hotel and got engaged on the Top of the Tower.
I am a complete girly girl so I have rewatched, and too many times to count!
96fm of course! Our panto sponsors, I listen to them every morning!
Something nice and quick like spaghetti bolognese or chili con carne!
I love Chinese food and was honestly so upset when Pearl River closed over the summer, thankfully it’s now re-opened. I’m a regular!
I’m currently reading.
I’m a Harry Potter geek at heart! I’ve re-read all of the books so many times.
Music for my students’ tap exams.
I love musicals, I don’t have a favorite song but I love the music from.
I would love to see the Spice Girls or Britney Spears. I missed out on the Spice Girls last year because we had a show the same weekend.
Yes, I have a mix of Bichon Frise and a Maltese Terrier, her name is Millie. She’s more of a baby than a pet though.
Night owl... I don’t do mornings very well!!
I’ve had a lot, from watching my sister win two European medals for Ireland to seeing my students perform on stage in panto each night. They work so hard and I am proud to teach them.
Spendthrift by heart but trying to save at the moment.
More public transport services. Glanmire badly needs extra buses.
I love spending time with my family and friends but I also am very lucky to say I enjoy my job. I’m always happy when I get to see my students thriving in what they love doing.
Someone who was kind to everyone.
Besides the panto we are currently preparing for dance exams in the studio and I am working on a school show as well.
The panto, Jack & the Beanstalk, produced by the Everyman and CADA, continues until January.
Full details on www.everymancork.com