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 enjoyed a successful competitive career placing 1st in Nationals, Mid Atlantic Championship and All Ireland Championships.  Ashling manages all aspects of Camp Rince Nua and the Summer Away program for teens.

Ashling graduated St Anselm College in 2017. She lives in NYC and works for NASDAQ.

LINDSEY STANEK

Lindsey is currently a senior at Tulane University studying Environmental Science and Public Health. This will be Lindsey's second year as an RA.  Lindsey is also president of the Tulane Woman"s Rugby Club. During her competitive years Lindsey won many titles including National Champion and Mid Atlantic Champion. When Lindsey is home she trains dancers for Nationals focusing on set dances. 

The Boys

Blaise Stanek discovered the world of Irish Dance when he met Susan in 1986.  Blaise was born and raised in Brooklyn NY to an second generation Irish Mother and a 6th generation Bohemian (Czeck) Father.  Blaise's Mother liked to say her only son denied his Irish heritage until Thanksgiving 1986 he brought a Dubln girl home!  It was a match made in heaven!  Blaise is the backbone of jigfeis.com.

Nick Stanek the first born and #1 son, has natural talent and musicality but Irish dance just not for him.  Nick lives in California and is enjoying his job with Google.  We are looking for opportunities to visit California more often.   

 

                       

 

 

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