MEET THE TEAM
Established in 2018, Brosnan Academy are one of Australia's leading Irish dancing schools.
The Academy's owners and teachers, Erin and Tom Brosnan have a combined professional experience of over 20 years and are amongst the most celebrated dancers in the world.
Brosnan Academy specialises in teaching children as young as four years of age up to adults who compete at top international competitions including the World Championships and prides itself on providing the highest quality Irish dancing training whilst supporting each and every dancer along their path to achieving their true potential.
Since the Brosnan Academy was established in 2018, our dancers have achieved accolades on the national and international stage including multiple State and National Champions, a World Championship medal holder and 4 podium places at major international competitions.
At Brosnan Academy, we are committed to providing a caring and encouraging environment, where our dancers can grow and develop under the guidance of our world-class, industry-leading dance teachers.
Our director, Erin Brosnan, a 4-time Australian National Irish Dancing Champion was a professional dancer for 10 years. Having toured worldwide with shows including the world famous Riverdance, her accolades are astounding.
Alongside her husband and dance partner, she auditioned for Got To Dance UK and was voted in to the Live Semi Finals out of over 3000 acts. Following her success on the show she was contracted to perform on London's West End
for 2 seasons with a new production called Flash Mob, where she performed alongside winners of shows including So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing and America’s Best Dance Crew.
Although Erin specialised in Irish dancing as her professional career, Erin trained in all styles of dance right here in Sydney.
Erin retired from professional dancing to follow her dream of starting her own dance studio so she could pass on the love and passion she has for dance, to her students.
Our director, Tom, is a 5-time World Irish Dancing Champion born in Bristol, UK. Tom toured professionally for 10 years, travelling to over 30 different countries with 10 different productions, including Riverdance and Heartbeat of Home. Tom most recently headlined the cast of Celtica at the new Sydney Coliseum in 2020.
Due to his success both as a competitive dancer and as a professional dancer, in 2013, Tom was voted Irish Dancing Magazine's Man of the Year, a huge accolade in recognition for his remarkable talent and his work as a great ambassador of Irish dance.
As well as having 20 years experience in Irish dancing, Tom studied sports coaching at college and university in the UK and is a qualified soccer, fitness and sports coach.
BLOCKWORK DANCE STUDIOS
We also run a dance studio that specialises in Jazz and Ballet and pre-school dance. You can combine these classes along with Irish into one of our carefully planned packages.
ACTIVE KIDS & CREATIVE KIDS
We are registered Active Kids & Creative Kids providers giving you the chance to save up to $300 per year on anything dance related, from class fees to uniform fees.
From the start of 2022, we will have 3 beautiful, state-of-the-art studios are available to hire, either on a casual basis or on a regular basis with prices starting at just $25 per hour.