Kelsey Schuhle, native of New York, was a competitive Irish Dancer for 17 years under An Coimisiun le Rinci 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 all her own material, and has studied over 10 different genres of dance in her time at the Irish World Academy, UL. Most recently Kelsey had been performing and/or conducting workshops globally, in countries such as Mexico, Serbia, Lithuania, Monaco, France, the US 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 students. She is currently studying to receive her PhD in Arts Practice at the Irish World Academy, concentrating on her own choreographic process. Kelsey completed her first PhD Performance this last December 2019, and is hoping to compose her second for next Spring 2021!