Louise brings over 30 years of knowledge in Ballet, Modern Theatre Dance to her pupils and Audiences.  Her experience covers teaching, mentoring, choreography, theatre production plus the running of a busy Dance School.

“becoming Principal of my own school is the culmination of years of hard work and experience which allows me to promote my love of dance to the wider community and encourage others to reach their full potential”.

Louise’s training covers a broad range of styles from Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Ballet and Russian Classical Ballet including training at the College of Dance and the Russian Ballet Academy in Dublin.  Louise also studied contemporary dance at the Martha Graham Studios, New York. 

Louise holds her Associate as a Dance Teacher and her Imperial Ballet Advanced Two from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London (I.S.T.D.). 

A Graduate in Anatomy and Physiology from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Chicago, Louise is also a qualified Pilates Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer with a specific interest in the prevention of injury in dance. 

Louise continues to study Ballet with Sharon Vandermerwe, Ballet Áthas and Imperial Society of Dance, London.  Louise recently performed a Black Swan solo as part of the Ballet Áthas Ensemble Company Show living her message that you can dance with devotion at any age.

Louise D'Arcy

Principle, Darcy dance

Aoife started dancing ISTD ballet and modern dance with Anne Campbell Crawford at the Dublin School of Classical and Contemporary Dance. She was a member of Irish National Youth Ballet Company for ten years performing classical ballets in theaters around Ireland.

Aoife’s favorite roles danced were Clara in the Nutcracker and Swanhilda in the ballet Copelia. Aoife attended summer workshops at London Studio Centre and The Central School of Ballet. She went on to study Marketing at Dublin Institute of Technology and then studied yoga therapy with Yoga Therapy Ireland. 

Aoife is a marketer by day and enjoys teaching both ballet and yoga classes. Last year she became a member of Ballet Athas, adult ensemble company. 

Dance has been a constant source of joy for Aoife and she is delighted to be a part of Darcy School of Dance.  


Ballet Teacher