Inishfree Texas is under the direction of former Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames Lead Dancer, Patrick McCarthy, Pierce Beach, and World champion Neill Reagan.
Patrick is a native of Belfast, Ireland and has over 20 years of competitive dance experience. He has five years dancing globally as part of Michael Flatley’s world touring and record breaking troupes. Patrick was a consistent top 3 competitor in all the major Irish Dance competitions. As well as being a qualified Irish dance instructor, (TCRG- official Irish dance teaching accreditation) Patrick also has an honors degree in Physical Therapy. Incorporating Irish Dance with his knowledge of injury and prevention is another reason Inishfree Dancers keep their bodies in tip-top condition.
Patricks main focus in class is to help develop the young dancers, and also choreograph material, and to work closely with the Texan Champion dancers.
Neill Reagan (ADCRG- official judging qualification) is one of the first American competitors to win the World Irish Dance Championships as well as a whole host of other championships. Neill was the founding teacher at Inishfree Central Texas. Over the years Neill has taught many Regional and National champions. Neill is a qualified Irish Dance Instructor and Adjudicator.
Pierce Beach is our assistant teacher and is studying to become a TCRG. Pierce is a Regional Champion and has competed and placed in both solo and team dancing at the World Championships. Pierce works mainly with new dancers and over the last two years has developed a talent for this. Inishfree has some of the most talented young dancers in the region.
As a commitment to child safety Inishfree teachers complete a background check through the Irish Dancing governing body, An Comisiun Le Rince Gaelacha.