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About Sheila Healy

Sheila Healy - TCRG

Owner - Championship Coach


Registered with:

  • An Coimisium Le Rinci Gaelacha, Baile Atha Cliatha- Eire (CLRG) 

  • The World Irish Dancing Commission - Dublin, Ireland 

  • The Irish Dance Teacher's Association of Mid-America (IDTAMA)

  • The Irish Dance Teacher's Association of North America (IDTANA)

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Sheila Healy began dancing when she was just four years old, following in the “steps” of her two older sisters. Her father is from County Cork, and the spirit of Irish music and culture was always present in the large Healy family of 9.


During Sheila’s competitive career, she competed in a dozen Regional Championships, always taking podium and winning the Midwest title. She has also competed in numerous National and World competitions with high placements.


When her competition days were over, Sheila traveled with the Trinity Irish Dance Company, performing all over Japan, Canada and the United States.


In 2008, Sheila began teaching and choreographing at the Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance. Her dancers achieved many awards including World, National and Regional titles in both solos and team dancing. Sheila is known for her dedication to her students, her proven track record and of course her spirited, contagious and energetic personality. As a former competitive dancer herself, she knows what it takes to help dancers reach their goals but more importantly the lessons that can be learned along the way. 


When Sheila Tully retired, Sheila Healy opened her own school, the Sheila Healy Academy of Irish Dance. Her desire is to not only teach her students to Irish dance, but to instill in her students the reward of hard work, dedication, accomplishment, competition and the joy of lifelong friendships and experiences.

In 2022, the Sheila Healy Academy became the first Irish dance school to be invited to perform on-ice at a Chicago Blackhawks game. Her dancers have also performed at events including the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Northwest Side Parade, the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle and at half-time for the Chicago Bulls.

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