Teresa Seeman-Buck has been involved in Irish Dancing for the past 23 years. Over her long and successful competitive career, Teresa placed in the top 3 in the Midwest Region, has many North American finishes, and qualified for the Worlds 6 years. Teresa retired from competition in 1999 and focused on teaching dance and obtaining a college degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, Teresa became a Preschool Director and Teacher at St. Mark’s Lutheran School for 2 years before she started a family of her own.
Teresa enjoyed teaching Irish Dance with Tim O’Hare for 13 years and was excited to start her new journey with the MacConmara Academy in 2009. She earned her teaching certification with the Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin, Ireland and is now a registered teacher with the Mid-American Region and North American Irish Dance Teachers Association.
Teresa has choreographed and performed in many shows that include:
• Common Ground
• Cahal Dunne’s video “Thank You America”
• Songs of Ireland
• The Chieftans
• Akron Symphony, A Celtic Night
• First Night, Akron
• Cleveland Cavaliers half-time show
• Lake Erie Monsters half-time show
National Symphony, A Celtic Celebration
Riverfront Irish Festival
Teresa’s enthusiasm for Irish Dance motivates her students to be the best they can be. Her competitive and professional experience helps students achieve their personal and competitive goals.
Marcus Maloney, ADCRG & TCRG
Marcus started dancing at five years of age with the O’Shea Irish Dance School in Dublin. During his competitive career he went on to win five Leinster titles, the Great Britain title and North American title before retiring in 2004, ranking Second at the All-Ireland and World Championships. Marcus gained his Irish Dance Teachers Exam (TCRG) in 2004 and currently teaches and assists at workshops worldwide.
Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 with an honours degree in Business and Economics, Marcus has been performing full-time. Highlights include Lord of the Dance, Busch Gardens and multiple years with Riverdance. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Marcus was the choreographer and Assistant Director of Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, USA.