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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Shane Kelly, World Champion Irish dance instructor at the Flannery School of Irish Dance Barrington and St. Charles, IllinoisShane Kelly



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 Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas Champion, numerous North American Championship title holder, All Ireland Champion, and the high honor of being 2 X 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 instruct at the Flannery School of Irish Dance. Shane is dedicated to mentoring and developing future champion Flannery Irish Dancers.







Katie Flannery, Instructor at Flannery School of Irish Dance Barrington and St. Charles, Illinois
Katie Flannery Kelly
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 performed with multiple Irish dance productions throughout the U.S., 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 & Shane are now happily married and reside in Illinois where they direct and instruct all students at the Flannery School of Irish Dance.