Teachers

Catherine Redmond TCRG

Catherine is originally from Dublin, Ireland. She began her dance career with Patrick Farrington and later moved to the Mary O’Connor School of Dancing. She competed for many years in Open level and went on to take the TCRG ( Irish dance teachers certificate). She moved to the Netherlands in 1992 and set up the Redmond school in 1999.

Catherine has been teaching Irish Dance in the Netherlands for the last 20 years. In that time she has produced many European Champions and was the first school on Mainland Europe and Asia to have a dancer win a world Medal. She is proud of all the dancers that have been through the school in the last 20 years, some have left lasting impressions upon the school and some are still dancing with the intention of taking their TCRG and continuing to share the love, fun and company that comes with dance.

To the next 20 years, can’t wait.!!!!!!!!!

renske burghout tcrg

Renske Burghout was born in Amsterdam. In 2001, Renske started Irish dancing with the Redmond School of Irish Dance. She competed successfully on international level before deciding to move to Limerick in 2007 to study the MA in Traditional Irish Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. Having completed her degree with First Class Honours, Renske was one of the part-time tutors on the BA in Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy and Blás International Summer School for three years. Living in Ireland for five years, Renske had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned choreographers such as Breandán de Gallaí and Michael Ryan.

Renske toured as a professional dancer with ‘Ragús – The Show’ from 2009 until 2017, including tours in Japan, Europe and China. In 2016, she completed her TCRG exam and started teaching with the Redmond School. Beside dancing Renske holds a B.H.Sc. in Physiotherapy and has worked as a physiotherapist in The Netherlands and South-Africa. Combining her dance and physiotherapy experience, Renske is especially interested in improving injury prevention and body awareness in Irish dance performance.