©2017 BY GREGORY ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE.

OUR TEAM

Our team focuses on teaching each child to be an individual whilst working with them to perfect their Irish Dancing skills from beginners through to championship standard, in a fun, caring, friendly and safe environment.

Family is very important to our Academy, and we are proud that all of our dancers and families often refer to our Academy as their family. 

All of our teachers are fully qualified and experienced teachers, or are working towards their teaching qualifications. Each display a great passion for dance, their own unique talents for teaching and have complete commitment to help each dancer become the best dancer they can be. 

LIZ GREGORY

Principal ADCRG

The rock of our Academy and 2nd mother to all. Gaining her TCRG in 1983 Liz has developed a beautiful school. Always having a heart of gold and the best of intentions for each individual dancer.

Teaching each dancer to be an individual whilst teaching the true art form of dance and enforcing that every dance has a story to be told.

What the dancers love most about Liz is her love and compassion for every dancer. Regardless if you have been with Liz for one year or ten, Liz's dedication and unwavering care is appreciated beyond words, and is the backbone of our Academy.

Liz's love of dancing inspires all our dancers to try harder but to also be the best people that we can be.

JACKIE GREGORY

TCRG

After a successful 25 year competitive career, including numerous state titles, top 5 placings in Australia, World Championships placings, top 5 placing at the North American Championships and ceili National titles, Jackie gained her TCRG qualifications in 2017.

 

Following in her Grandma's and Mum's footsteps to become a teacher, she is very proud to be continuing the family tradition and loves dancing more every day.

 

Jackie applied her favourite saying to her competitive career "never, never, never give up" and now teaches our dancers the same.

 

Working with each dancer to achieve anything they set their mind to whilst ensuring they understand the commitment, technique, positive mindset and spirit required. Her goal is for all our dancers is to believe in themselves, the same way that she does.

MEGAN PALMER

TCRG

Megan loves being apart of our Academy, as it has given her a second family and since 2000 Megan has been dancing with enthusiasm, joy and success.

Competing in local, National and International competitions throughout her career, Megan was State Champion, top 5 in Australia and had success at the North American Championships.

 

In 2017 Megan attained her TCRG, all whilst managing studying a Bachelor of Commerce, working full-time, travelling to the World Championships in Dublin, putting her heart in to her training and competing in local and national championships – all with her beautiful smile not wavering once.

Megan teaches our dancers that a good work ethic, commitment and discipline are integral qualities to learn and develop. She guides our dancers to learn from every experience, good or bad, helping each dancer become the best person they can be. 

CERIDWEN RADCLIFFE

Assistant

Since joining the Gregory Academy of Irish Dance in 2000, Ceridwen has consistently brought passion and dedication to all aspects of the Academy.


Teaching for Ceridwen is most rewarding when she can see dancers learning about themselves and thus growing as a dancer and a person.


She loves helping our dancers grow in to beautiful dancers and people, whilst achieving their goals.


Ceridwen continues to compete with the Academy at local, national and international competitions with brilliant results. Managing study at university, training and teaching, she shows our younger dancers how important commitment, organisation, team work and belief in ones self is.

NATASHA SINGH

Assistant

Amazingly energetic and driven, Natasha has quickly become one of the most beloved team members at the Gregory Academy.


Starting dancing in 2001, Natasha has competed at local, national and international competitions with outstanding success.


She is a fantastic role model for our younger dancers as she understands the importance of sportsmanship.


Natasha teaches with a focus on helping our dancers learn to support one another, especially as your friends can be your competitors.

DAN MCNAMARA

Assistant

Starting from a young age in 2000 Dan began his dancing career with the Wollongong Academy and he joined us in 2013 to continue his successful competitive career until 2017.


Dan is loved by dancers, parents and his colleagues and he believes that the Academy is so much more than a dancing school.


A natural teacher, Dan loves shaping a passion and motivation for dance to students of any skill level. He teaches our dancers the importance of resilience and reminds them to keep working towards their goals, even when the going gets tough.


Dan is a great role model for our dancers, recently becoming a Graduate Associate at a Sydney law firm and touring with Australian Irish Dance shows.