Kathy lived most of her young life in Stamford, CT. She started Irish dancing with the Kathleen Mulkerin School of Irish dance at the age of 5. At 7 she was the youngest performer on the first of her many tours to Ireland with the well known Emerald Dancers under the direction of Kathleen Mulkerin. At age 8 Kathy acted and sang in Summer stock in Chataqua New York. She played the part of the youngest Von Trapp Child in the Sound of Music. Kathy spent much of her time from then on performing in musicals, dance shows and movies. Kathy had performed on stage and television in the United States, Canada and in Ireland. While in college, Kathy came back home to perform with The Emerald Dancers at Carnagie Hall. Kathy had also competed in and won many awards throughout the United States and Canada for her solo and group dancing. Over the years Kathy also took classes in Ballet, jazz and modern dance, but Irish always seemed to be in her blood. Kathy attended Southern Sem and Longwood Colleges in Virginia, where she majored in Education. After college Kathy worked part time as an Irish dance teacher and full time as the director of a Daycare Center in New Haven. Kathy continued teaching both in the fields of dancing and computer education until 2000, at which time she decided to focus completely on Irish Dancing. Besides teaching in Killingworth, she has classes for both children and adults in Guilford, Darien, Wilton and West Haven. In 2011, Kathy took a group of 14 of her most advanced dancers on a 2 week trip to Ireland. There they performed in shows throughout Ireland, as well as being able to learn more about the Irish people, their culture, music and dance. This is the 8th trip to Ireland our dance group has made since 1963. Kathy’s belief is that life is short, enjoy what you do, and let dance be a part of every day.