Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Linda always had a passion for dancing, but was not interested in Tap or Ballet. Because her mother was born and raised in Co Mayo, Ireland, she decided to look into Irish dance. Linda started lessons with Peggy Thompson, TCRG, in Annapolis, MD, and quickly realized Irish dancing was more then a passion, it was her life and she wanted to teach.
In the early 1980's, Linda began teaching Ceili, Set and Step dancing to adults in Baltimore and loved every second of teaching from the start. "I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to touch so many lives," Linda has proudly said. "Over the years, hundreds of people have taken my classes and had the chance to practice their newly found talents at their Weddings, the Emerald Isle Club monthly Ceili's and local Pubs like the long gone Gandy Dancer and still at J. Patrick's Pub Locust Point."
Later, Linda decided to branch out and teach children's step dancing. She took her teacher's exam, offered by the Irish Dancing Commission. She received her certification from An Ciomisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (The Irish Dancing Commission) of Dublin, Ireland. As a registered instructor, the School is subject to all the rules and regulations set forth by the Irish Dancing Commission. These are applied by The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America, Southern Region.
The school no longer offers adult Ceili, Set or Adult Step dancing. Linda now places her energy into children's classes, plus enjoys family time on the side. Married with three children, twins Olivia & Nicholas and a son Andrew, Linda and her family reside in a suburb of Baltimore.