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    Stars of the West Dance & Performance School was created by Suzanne Byrne in 2009. Originally from Dublin, I trained with the renowned Billie Barry Stage School from the ages of 4 - 19 years. I also trained with the Marie Cole Ballet School and was a member of the Girls Brigade 13th Co. St Mary's Crumlin, Dublin regularly taking part in All Ireland Competitions in both Solo and Team dances. 

Having lived iin Jersey, Australia and New Zealand, I returned to Ireland  in 2005 where I performed with Festival Productions Ireland in the National Concert Hall Dublin and Buxton Opera House UK in "The Mikado" "Pirates of Penzance" "The Gondoliers" , "South Pacific", "Annie" , "Oliver", "A Christmas Carol the Musical", "Hello Dolly" among others.

     Our Festival Productions Company travelled to the UK and took part in the International Gilbert & Sullivan International Opera Festival. With over 22 shows from around the world competing in this prestigious competition, Festival Productions won numerous awards each year including the title of International Champions for 2007,2008 and 2009 (3 in a row winners -  the only group to ever do so).Suzanne, along with her fellow chorus members, won the honour of Best Chorus Award, for all 3 Shows with Festival Productions.

     The above shows along with other performance credits include the Gaiety Theatre Dublin Christmas pantomimes, guest performer with Coolmine Musical Society in the Draoicht Theatre Dublin for the "Merry Widow", performing in numerous fashion shows / RTE Christmas Variety productions etc.

I am currently studying for my Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy with NUI Galway (commenced July 2022) and have a Post Graduate Play Practitioner Certificate with NUI Galway and a BA (Honours) Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - graduated from IT Sligo June 2018. Also, a Higher Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management. I am an ITEC qualified Aerobics, Gym and Stott Pilates Instructor. I have been teaching Aerobic / Step / Khai-Bo / Toning and Pilates Classes for over 20 years and I am extremely passionate about keeping fit and helping others reach their goals and enjoying dancing / performing & exercising! 

    With Stars of the West, I have successfully produced, directed and staged 14 Annual Showcases featuring all the children from our classes. I have also choreographed many events for Groups in the Northwest / Northern Ireland including Strictly Come Dancing Charity Fundraisers, Ballyshannon Musical Society “The King & I”, My Fair Lady” & “Annie Get Your Gun” , Pettigo Pantomine "Bluebeard"  and Lakeland Players Enniskillen Pantomime "Aladdin". Ballyshannnon Pantomines ;'Cinderella', 'Ali Baba' 'Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs', 'Treasure Island ', Camelot', 'Robin Hood', "Aladdin', 'Puss in Boots", "Jack & the Beanstalk".  Also Workshops for Sligo and Manorhamilton Girls Brigade and local schools among others. I am thoroughly enjoying living and working in the Northwest of Ireland and thoroughly enjoy working on new Productions! 

      Wedding Dances & Group Events. 

        I have choreographed many Group Events and Wedding Dances for local couples. Should you have an upcoming Event you would like help with, please do not hesitate to contact me on 086-1504455 or and I would be happy to advise. 

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