Wherever you want to go with Irish dance we can take you there.
A New England native, Amy started her dance career at the age of 4 years with ballet and tap classes. A few years down the road she started taking Irish dance classes at the age of 8 with the Gray School of Irish Dance in Connecticut. From that point the rest is history.
She continued her Irish dance career with the Broesler School of Irish Dance in New York, competing in both the New England and Mid Atlantic Oireachtas in Solos and Teams, placing in the top three multiple years in solos at the New England Oireachtas. In 2003 Amy placed as high as 2nd place in the North American Irish Dance Championships, the highest placing North American in her competition, under the direction of Kevin Broesler. Her family moved from the New England area out west in the late summer of 2003, where they settled in Sandy, UT.
Over the past 6 years Amy continued her Irish dance career by assistant teaching for some of the top schools in the country! In 2004 Amy became Utah's first Western Regional Champion under the direction of Fearon O'Conner School of Irish Dance! She then continued her regional sucess winning 2 additional solo titles in 2006 and 2008 with the Claddagh Irish Dance Company. Amy has also qualified in both solos and teams for the world championships the majority of her dancing career, holding multiple recall medals.
In December 2007 Amy was engaged to Marcus Stanfield, and was married in July 2008 in the Salt Lake City Temple. In January 2009 Amy took her TCRG test and past in her first attempt. On March 25th, 2009 Amy followed her long time dream of owning her own school and opened the Webber Academy of Irish Dance, along with her family, in her home town Sandy.
Together Marcus and Amy run Acadamh Rince Sandy business in hopes to further promote the growth of Irish dance culture in Utah.
Want to know what we do? check out all our dancers performing in action from St. Patrick's Day 2011
Keriann is a Utah native who began dancing at age 5, taking tap and ballet from a local studio in Ogden. At the age of 12, she moved with her family from Ogden to Cedar City, where she was able to broaden her dance horizons by taking classes from a retired professional ballerina from Winnepeg, a former Las Vegas show dancer, and a national champion in jazz dance!
In high school Keriann dabbled in theater. She was a featured dancer in Cedar High’s production of Guys and Dolls, and played Jean MacLaren in Brigadoon, which gave her the chance to learn a little bit about Highland dance. She was also the assistant choreographer for the play, giving her the opportunity to put together and teach tap numbers to the leads.
Keriann is excited to be a part of the Acadamh Rince team.
Amy Stanfield UT TCRG
Rebekah Wheeler TCRG
Keriann Noble (UT Instructor)
Marcus Stanfield (Management/Tuition)
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