RUTH Mc Dermott
Ruth Mc Dermott is a highly experienced Royal Academy of Dance registered ballet teacher. She started her training at Grade level and took all her major [vocational] examinations up to Advanced. Ruth has also completed all levels of the Dance Educational Syllabus [character] and has been a member of the RAD for 35 years. Since then Ruth has been teaching the RAD Grades syllabus, constantly achieving excellent examination results at all levels. She is fully committed to Continuous Professional Development and regularly attends RAD courses. Ruth also works as a chaperone at the RAD summer school at the Academy’s headquarters in London. She has produced and choreographed her students in many productions and competitions. Ruth has Garda clearance and has completed the HSE ‘Children First’ and ‘Keeping Safe’ training. Through her interest in working with teenagers she is also ‘ASSIST’ trained and has trained abroad on how to initiate innovative and creative projects for young people.
Trisha Mc Dermott
BA Ballet Education, RAD RTS, ARAD, LRAD Level 1-3
Trisha’s dance career began at a very early age having grown up within the Mc Dermott School of Classical Ballet. By the age of 16 she had successfully made her way through all the Graded syllabus examinations.
Trisha studied at The Royal Academy of Dance in London, gaining her BA in Ballet Education. Trisha has completed the RAD Licentiate course, the highest award associated with the academy. Having successfully completed all three levels she achieved her Vocational Advanced Two Examination and was invited to become an associate member of the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a registered teacher. As of July 2009 Trisha moved back to Ireland and is now a principal of the Mc Dermott School of Classical Ballet & Dance. Trisha runs the Kilcock, Boyle the Saturday school in Roscommon town. She also provides students with Royal Academy of Dance vocational classes passing on her extensive knowledge of the syllabus to the senior students.
Trisha also works as a professional choreographer and has worked on music videos and with several musical societies.
She has successfully developed a schools programme in conjunction with the department of educations policy on dance in physical education and travels to many schools delivering dance workshops.
In 2009 Trisha became the rehearsal assistant for Youth Ballet West, a youth ballet company based in Co. Galway. The company aims to develop and maintain the highest technical and artistic standards in young dancers as well enabling them to fulfill their full potential.
Trisha also has both a Diploma in Dance Instruction & a Diploma in Dance Education. She is a qualified teacher with the ISTD, teaching the modern theatre syllabus. Trisha is now a member of the Royal Academy of Dance Ireland Regional Advisory Committee. Trisha has also recently qualified as an instructor for DDMIX (Diverse Dance Mix)
BA(HONS) RAD RTS, FDI, NCEF, LRAD
Clare trained at The Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in London where she completed a BA(Hons) Ballet Education. She also completed the Licentiate programme specialising in The Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet syllabus (RAD). Clare also holds the Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in both Imperial Ballet and Modern Theatre Jazz. Since training, Clare has been teaching for The Royal Academy of Dance, Tutoring and Supervising their Certificate in Ballet Education Trainee teachers. She has also taught on the Royal Academy of Dances Step into Dance programme in conjunction with the Jack Petchey Foundation and has co-ordinated Step Live! at Sadlers Wells theatre London. Clare now runs her own school in Dublin and freelances throughout the country.
Clare completed a Diploma in Professional Dance at the College of Dance of Ireland, and went on to Inchicore College, Dublin, to complete Dance Performance and Production with Distinction. During this time Clare taught a range of Dance Genre and fitness at various locations around greater Dublin. These included private dance schools as well as creating and leading a dance and fitness program in conjunction with Foróige Ireland, to assist young adults with developing their talents, skills and characters. During her years in London, Clare has worked with Bigfoot Theatre Arts; Arts Award Trinity London, Absolute Inspirations, Arts Educational and several Ballet schools and Performing Arts schools all over greater London, teaching and choreographing. Within the school system Clare has facilitated a range of dance and drama themes which include workshops on examination plays and Curriculum enrichment as well as Friendship, bullying, health and body awareness and drug and alcohol awareness.