The Team

What makes a great camp is a great team! We're proud of our people.
From top-notch Irish dance instructors to highly trained professionals in outdoor activities, at Reels in the Rockies, you're in good hands. 

2020 Instructors will be announced soon!

Check out our 2019 team below.

Irish Dance Instructors

Joanne Kavanagh, TCRG

Three time World Champion Joanne Kavanagh started dancing at the age of 3 in her native Derry with the McConomy School of Irish Dancing. She went on to win multiple Ulster, All Ireland, Al Scotland, British National, North American and World Championships. 
In 2005 Joanne turned professional and was picked for the world tour of Michael Flatley’s “Celtic Tiger”. 
Joanne now resides in Dublin and in 2013, along with co-teacher Niall they established Holly&Kavanagh. Together they have trained dancers to win every major Irish dance championship title and currently have former pupils touring with “Riverdance”, “Heartbeat of Home” and “Feet of Flames”

Kelly Stephens, TCRG

Kelly began her dancing career at the young age of 3, under the tuition of Danny Doherty at the Doherty Academy and finally at the Carey Academy. Throughout her competitive years, Kelly gained several prestigious titles in both solo and teams. Such as three solo World Championships, All Ireland, North American, British National, Great Britain and Midland Regional Championships titles. Following on with her success, in 2007 Kelly got to take her dancing to the stage, as she joined the world's most renowned show, 'Riverdance The Show'.  She has since toured with several other dance companies including 'Dance of Desire', 'Magic of the Dance', 'Spirit Of Ireland' and 'Lord of The Dance',  entertaining audience's all over Europe, Asia, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. In 2015, Kelly became a qualified TCRG with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha and is currently teaching at the Carey Academy, Birmingham.

Irish Dance Fusion & Performance Instructor

Scott Doherty

 

Once again, we bring you another amazing Instructor focusing on Irish dance fusion with tap rhythms, show steps and performance. Scott even has his own show touring the World!

Scott started Irish dancing at the age of 6 at the O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance in Boston, MA. Taught by the world renowned Rita O’Shea and her daughter, Lisa Chaplin, Scott went on to win many titles, including eight New England Championships, the North American Championships, the Great Britain Championships, and most notably he became the men’s World Champion of Irish Dance in 2009. He made his professional debut in 2005 with the North American tour of Riverdance. Scott has performed with Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, Busch Gardens and countless other productions all over the world. Scott's lifelong dream of starting his own show came to life in 2014 as he co-created, choreographed, and starred in Rockin’ Road to Dublin. Most recently he also co-created and choreographed Christmas in Killarney, a new Irish Christmas musical. Scott is excited to be one of the executive directors of Colony Point Creative, a creative and production company focused on bringing entertainment around the world.

 

To see some of Scott's amazing work check out his show's website here

 

Goldeye Centre Activity Instructors

With training in a variety of outdoor sports, activities, youth instruction and safety skills, the staff of the Goldeye Centre, specialize in providing quality programming to youth camps. Goldeye staff are vetted for both criminal backround and vulnerable sector checks, and aim to teach our campers a variety of skills outside of their "Irish dance" ones. 

Directors

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Cara Casey-O'Loughlin & Mark O'Loughlin

Cara and Mark live in Calgary with their daughters Molly and Audrey. Outside of running a successful Irish dance school in Calgary, the pair (who met while touring with Riverdance) love to spend time in nature with their family and 85 lb. dog, Winston. Cara and Mark are excited to host Western Canada's first Irish dance Adventure Camp providing dancers from around the world a venue to create friendships, grow their Irish dance skills and increase their confidence. After the huge success of

Reels in the Rockies in previous years, Mark and Cara are looking forward to many more successful years of camp!

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