Shane Kelly, New York native, started Irish dancing at age 5 with the Broesler School of Irish Dance. Shane excelled quickly and has become one of the worlds most decorated dancers. He holds countless titles including 9 time Eastern Region Oireachtas Champion, Overseas Champion, and the high honor of being 2 time World Champion.
After winning the Irish dancing World Championships, Shane retired from competition and began his performance career in 2003. He toured with Riverdance the Show performing in North America including Radio City Music Hall. After performing,Shane worked in corporate sales in Manhatten. In 2012, Shane moved to Illinois to co-own and teach at the Flannery School of Irish Dance and is dedicated to teaching students to improve their Irish dancing ability and technique.
Katie Flannery, TCRG, started Irish dancing at age 9. She went on to receive major titles including 5 time Mid-American Champion, 1st place at the All-Ireland Championships, Overseas Champion and 5th place at the Irish Dancing World Championships.
Katie's titles and success in competition, led her to an exciting performance career since age 18. Katie toured with Liam Harney's Celtic Fusion, and in 2003 joined Riverdance the Show. She toured North America performing as a dancer and singer in sold out venues including Radio City Music Hall. Katie also performed as lead dancer with Tim O'Hare's School, performing with symphony orchestra's across the United States and as lead dancer in the O'Shea Irish Dance Company based in Ireland.
After a fulfilling professional dance career, Katie attended Loyola University Chicago where she earned her BBA in Economics. Katie is now teaching at her Chicago Irish dance school passing on her love and talent of Irish dance to girls and boys who wish to compete and perform.
The Flannery School is a registered member of An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (The Irish Dancing Commision), Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America, and Irish Dance Teachers Association of Mid-America which allows dance students to compete in local and worldwide Irish dance