Kinsella Irish Dance was
founded by Ryan Kinsella-Alba and Brigid O’Sullivan in 2004 with the
mission to develop a premier Irish dance program that promotes a love
of Irish dance, music, and culture in a family-oriented, safe, and enriching environment.
Ryan and Brigid met at the age of 5 in Irish dance class at the Cashel Dennehy Irish Dance school in Milwaukee. Ryan’s mother, Therese Kinsella was our first instructor. We grew up performing and competing together. We have had success competing both as soloists and on ceili teams at the Regional, National, and World Championships.
Both Ryan and Brigid have their T.C.R.G. which is the Gaelic abbreviation for Certified Irish Dance Teacher with An Comisiun le Rince Gaelecha, the international Irish dance organization.
We have five beautiful children age 8 and under, and love sharing our passion for Irish culture with them. Spending quality time together is important; we love that our studios are second and third homes to the kids and, that they feel so comfortable in the space. Our kids are making wonderful memories while building lifelong friendships. Four out of our 5 children are dancing, we couldn’t be happier!
The following video was taken during the August 2019 WAM Fest: