Our Instructors


Sheila Shovlin

Sheila Shovlin, TCRG
Sheila@ShovlinAcademy.com

Sheila is a certified instructor of stepdancing, as sanctioned by An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, The Irish Dancing Commission, based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. She is former champion dancer who began dancing at the age of 4. She has won numerous awards at the highest levels of competition and has distinguished herself nationally and internationally during her fourteen-year competitive career, including the Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne, World Championships of Irish Dance, held annually in Ireland.

 

Elizabeth Shovlin Grinko

Elizabeth Shovlin Grinko, TMRF
Liz@ShovlinAcademy.com

Liz is a certified céili dance instructor, as sanctioned by An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, The Irish Dancing Commission, based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.  Liz began her Irish step-dancing at the age of 7 and started teaching at age 19.  Liz is also a ceili and set-dancing instructor for the Pittsburgh Ceili Club. Liz calls the ceili and set dances every Tuesday at Mullaneys Harp & Fiddle in the Strip District of Pittsburgh as well as PCCs monthy ceilidh and Pittsburgh Irish Festival. 

 

Peter Shovlin

Peter Shovlin, Jr., TCRG

Peter is a certified instructor of stepdancing, also sanctioned by An Coimisiun. A former champion Irish stepdancer, Peter competed for ten years. He is also a former professional ballet dancer, having worked as a student-apprentice with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre under the direction of Ms. Patricia Wilde, and as a company member of Ballet Metropolitan, Columbus, Ohio, and the Irish National Ballet Company, Cork City, Ireland. In 1990, he founded the Pittsburgh Céili Club, a membership organization that continues to promote traditional Irish céili and set dancing in the greater Pittsburgh area.