Kelsey Schuhle, a native of upstate New York, was a competitive Irish Dancer for 17 years under An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. Kelsey moved to Limerick in 2011 to study Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance (University of Limerick). In 2015 she graduated with a BA, and in 2017 received her Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Dance Performance. Kelsey has had the privilege of touring with Rhythm of the Dance (2017 UK Tour), and Dublin Irish Dance (2018 USA Tour). Along with touring, she has worked with globally known dancers such as Breandán de Gallaí, Colin Dunne, Nic Gareiss, and more. Not only does Kelsey perform and teach regularly, she also choreographs her own material, and has studied over 15 different genres of dance in her time at the Irish World Academy. Most recently Kelsey had been performing and/or conducting workshops globally, in countries such as Mexico, Serbia, Lithuania, Monaco, France, the USA and more. In 2018/19 Kelsey collaborated with The Gregory Walkers, blending the styles of Irish Traditional Dance and Early Music (Renaissance & Baroque). The collaboration performed all over Ireland on an Irish National Tour, 'Dancing at the Crossroads'. Kelsey has been a dance tutor/lecturer at the Irish World Academy since 2015, teaching BA and MA dance students. She is currently studying to receive her PhD in Arts Practice at the Irish World Academy, researching her own choreographic process. Kelsey completed her first PhD Performance last December 2019, and is hoping to perform her second by the end of next Summer, 2020.