Susan Daly-Stanek (Director)  TCRG,ADCRG

Susan Daly Stanek was born in Dublin, where she began dancing at the age of 3. Susan enjoyed a flourishing dance career and traveled the world as a member of an international touring group. She also joined the John Players Theater Company, "Tops of the Town."

Susan moved to the United States in 1986. While living in Manhattan, Susan continued to dance taking lessons at the Martha Grahman School. In 1995 Susan and her husband moved to Ridgewood to raise their growing family.  In 2007, Susan was honored to receive the "Top 40 Under 40 " award from the Irish Echo. Ridgewood Irish Dance offers classes from toddler to adult, in instructional traditional Irish Dance, progressive Irish Dance and Dance Drama. Ridgewood Irish Dance has performed internationaly and shared the stage with Gaelic Storm, Cherish The Ladies and Eileen Ivers.  They have appered on local and international networks.  Ridgewood Irish Dance college students have been awarded many Heritage awards and grants for their achievements in Irish culture and dance.

In 2018 Susan was a featured choreographer in an international showcase at Carnegie Hall and again in 2019 at Lincoln Center.

ASHLING STANEK 

Ashling is a high ranked competitive dancer. She currently holds five national titles, including three firsts. Currently holding the 2014  Mid-Atlantic  Champion title, the 2014 National Champion title, and the 2014 All-Ierland Champion title and won a gold medal in April of 2013 at the European Championships in Germany, it was also her first time competing overseas. Ashling enjoys working with children of all ages and levels of dancers. Ashling graduated from St. Anselm College in 2017.  

Ashling manages all aspects of Camp Rince Nua and our teen away camp.  Ashling works full time in NYC for NASDAQ.

LINDSEY STANEK 

Lindsey is the baby of the Stanek family. She hold five national titles, including her first place in 2012, as well as the 2012 Mid-Atlanitc First Place Champion title. Lindsey is also the curent 2014 National Champion! While competing in Germany, Lindsey recieved a couple of third, fourth, and fifth placements in the Grades' feis, competing her first time over seas.

Lindsey Iis studying Public Health at Tulane University .  Lindsey is also the president of the Tulane Woman's Rugby Club. When she is  home she enjoys working  the younger dances and bringing her fitness workouts to the studio 

 

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