Eleanor started Irish dancing at the age of 6 with the acclaimed 'Fleming-Ball School of Irish Dancing in Limerick City Ireland, under the instruction of Linda Ball- Hoban (ADCRG).
Eleanor's competitive and adventurous spirit lead her to develop a true passion for Irish Dance. Over the years she has competed at the highest level of competition.
She qualified for the World Championships on numerous occasions during her competitive career, placing top 3 in her regional qualifying rounds at 'Oireachtas Rince Na Mumhan' ( The Munster Irish Dancing Championships and top 5 at 'Oireachtas Rince Na hEireann' (All Ireland Championships) in team 'ceili' dancing. Competition has taken her all over Ireland, England, Scotland and America during her 15 years of competitive dance.
In 2010, Eleanor left competitive dancing and received her Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy. Following, began her exciting career as a professional dancer. Eleanor went on to travel world wide throughout 4 continents and 30+ countries with various renowned Irish dance shows such as 'Rhythm of the Dance'. She also spent 7 seasons performing as a resident dancer in the 'Traditional Irish Night' at Bunratty Castle Co. Clare.
Irish dancing has allowed her to travel extensively and dance worldwide in countries such as America ,Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, ,Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and back to her home city in Ireland.
Highlights include performing at the Kremlin Palace , Moscow, Russia; The Great Hall of the People, Beijing; and most memorably her favourite performance in her home city at the 'University concert Hall Limerick', in front of one hundred of her family members and close friends.
Throughout her professional dancing career , Eleanor has performed the lead dance role along with troupe dance captain.
Performing in front of audiences of thousands from all over the world was always her favourite part of her Irish dancing.
In 2014, after 4 years of travelling, Eleanor's love for Irish dance took her to the next level and she was awarded her TCRG (registered teacher with CLRG- Irish Dance Commission in Ireland).
After moving to Perth, WA, to join her partner Gerard, Eleanor aims to form a supportive community for children and their families through Irish dance. This will no doubt keep Eleanor's passion for Irish dance alive and well for many years to come.
The Three Crowns School of Irish Dancing opened its doors in March 2015. The school offers training for dancers who are looking to perform, compete or simply have an amazing experience learning an art form that has transcended generations and crossed the World. Eleanor looks forward to helping her students to reach their personal, competitive, performance and recreational goals through Irish dance.
"We focus on both solo and team dancing for competition, performance, and FUN!"
Dancers will start by learning the basics. Technique, poise and stage presence are all things that students learn in class. They will progress through the different levels beginner, intermediate and advanced. Through this progression strong bonds are built by friendships and teamwork. This is what students of the Three Crowns school can take with them through life.
The Three Crowns School of Irish Dancing is registered with an Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG), the most prominently recognised and oldest Irish Dance Authority in the world.