Our Teachers

Deirdre O’Mara TMRF

Deirdre O’ Mara is from Dublin Ireland, & studied with Marie Walsh ADCRG and Mary McElroy S.D.C.R.G.

Michael Piotrowski TCRG

Michael danced for Anne-Marie Cunningham ADCRG and Kevin McCormack ADCRG. After a successful competition career including 4 golds at European Championships (qualifiers for Mainland Europe) and other medals at Great Britain Championships, All Ireland’s, All Scotland’s, among many other majors and open feiseanna in Europe and the USA, including The World Championships, he toured all over the globe with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, as well as partook in their Broadway production “Dangerous Games”. Since 2009, he has been teaching regular classes and performance workshops in Ireland, USA, Austria, Germany and Poland. He choreographed and directed 3 Irish dance shows, and helped with numerous other productions. Michael has an extensive dance training in various genres including ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, as well as Alexander technique. He draws knowledge from each form, making it fit into jig shoes, putting an emphasis on alignment for healthy and sustainable dance habits. He is a proud graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater.

Sean Fitzgerald

Sean began dancing at age 5 with Sean Regan at Inishfree School of Dance. He was inspired after watching Michael Flatley in Lord of the Dance. He started dancing with SRS in 2008 and in a full circle moment Jan 3rd of 2016 Sean went to see Michael Flatley on Broadway and got to meet the man who’s dancing inspired him outside the theater after the show surrounded by the students he now inspires daily as a teacher himself at Scoil Rince Saoirse. Sean embraces the “work hard, have fun” spirit of the school and brings out the potential in dancers at every level with his sense of both humor and kindness.

Maura Heron

Maura Heron TCRG Maura started Irish dancing at age six with the Margaret Pike School in Yonkers. She passed her TCRG exam in July 2014. Maura is an attorney in New York City.

Liz Piccoli

Liz Piccoli (AEA/AGMA/SDC Associate Director/Choreographer). Choreo: Assist. Director/Choreographer-Tricia Brouk, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” (Central Coast Theater), Assist. Choreographer “Central Ave. Breakdown” at NYMF (Deagu Award,) Assist. Choreographer- “Ionescopades” (York Theater/Lucille Lortel Nomination,) SDC Observer-Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Off-Broadway,) Assist. Choreo.-TVLand Awards starring Liza Minnelli and Choreographer of “Now the Cats with Jewelled Claws” Off-Broadway at La Mama with Jonathan Warman. She was the choreographer for a musical in workshop based on Pink’s album “Misunderstood,” at EAT and is very happy to be a part of the NYC Jazz Choreography Project at Alvin Ailey. Liz most recently was the Co-Director and Choreographer of “Spandex, the Musical” Off-Broadway as well as the choreographer of “Footloose” and “Hairspray” with the Ohana Arts Project in Oahu, HI

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