We’re very excited to welcome two new Diddlyi Dance Masters to our team helping you Irish dance your best. Check out their bios below to learn more about these two talented dancers.
Patrick Campbell is a native of Cleveland, OH and has been dancing competitively since he was 6 years old under the direction of the Masterson School. He won numerous regional and national competitions.
Following the 1998 World Championships, Patrick joined Lord of the Dance – Las Vegas. While in the show, Patrick was one of the principal lead dancers, performing as Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord. There he met his Dublin born wife, Rebecca Brady-Campbell, also a lead dancer. After Lord of the Dance, Patrick went to help choreograph Michael Flatley’s show Celtic Tiger. Patrick earned his TCRG under the Irish Dancing Commission, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, in Dublin, Ireland.
Patrick now resides with his wife and three children in Avon, OH. Patrick has a busy life running and teaching at the Brady Campbell Irish Dance School with his wife, Rebecca. He also owns PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub and he recently joined the Cleveland Fire Department. He is delighted to join the Diddlyi Team.
Aisling Nally started Irish dancing in Boston, MA at the age of four under the O’Shea-Chaplin Academy. She successfully competed for over 14 years regionally, nationally and internationally at World Championship level.
Following her years of competitions, Aisling started to dance professionally joining various dance shows including both Irish Thunder and Emerald Beat at Busch Gardens directed by the O’Shea’s based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2006 Aisling also toured Japan with Trinity Irish Dance Company. Most recently, Aisling toured with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Troupe two as the principal good girl role, Saoirse. She has toured all over the world in countries such as South Africa, Israel, Brazil, all over the United States, and various countries in Europe including performing several times at the Palais des congrès in Paris. Aisling has also toured Taiwan four times with Feet of Flames where she had the privilege of dancing on stage with Michael Flatley for over 20,000 people.
While touring with Lord of the Dance in 2010, Aisling took the T.C.R.G. exam and became a certified Irish Dance teacher with the Irish Dancing Commission, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, in Dublin, Ireland.
In addition to performing in shows, Aisling has instructed at Camp Rince Ceol, an Irish dance camp located in New York and California, where hundreds of children from all over the US travel to learn new skills in Irish Dance, Irish music and to celebrate their culture and Irish heritage. After touring for over 7 years, she performed her last show in the spring of 2013. Aisling thoroughly enjoys teaching and passing her love of Irish dance onto the next generation of dancers.
Whether you are training for an Oireachtas, taking your first steps in Irish dancing or you just want to get fit in a fun way, Diddlyi has what you need. Access all of our online Irish dance workshops FREE for 24 hours - it takes less than a minute to register!