Staff Bio

Rowena Ryan-Schultz T.C.R.G., A.D.C.R.G.

World Class Irish Dancer and International performer, Rowena Ryan-Schultz launched her international career with appearances at the World Irish Dancing Titles, in Ireland 1987, and winning her regional title over 30 times.

In 2004, Rowena was a member of the 4-hand choreography team that won the National Championships as well as winning 9 other National Titles in both Solo and Ceili Traditional Irish Step Dancing.

Rowena has performed with such renowned artists as Stocktons Wing, Mary Black, Christy Moore, The Furey’s and many more. She has performed on international stages in Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, Indonesia and the USA!

From an Irish Dance Family… both of Miss Rowena’s siblings were part of the Riverdance phenomenon, touring the world for a number of years, as well as her daughter, Jessica – who is the Under 18 Girls Oireachtas Champion!

Rowena is the only accredited teacher in Fayette and Coweta Counties, who holds both her teaching and adjudicating accreditation... TCRG (teachers) ADCRG (adjudicator). She is registered with CLRG – the Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin, Ireland, the IDTANA in North America and is a Partner in Education in both Fayette and Forsyth Counties.
Classes started under her instruction in April of 2006 – with her students flourishing in both performance and competition. All of the classes listed on the schedule are taught by Rowena, assuring you of quality teaching - not by way of affiliation, with an emphasis on the correct technique being taught.
Rowena’s dancers have performed at many local events, including the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tyrone, the Great Annual Chili Challenge, Tastes of Fayette, The Dragon Boat International Festival many more.

Our academy focuses on the individual, and delivering quality instruction to dancers of all ages. We have always believed in a philosophy of quality vs quantity and strive for our dancers to be recognized on a National and World level… Dream BIG!
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