I started dancing at four years old and I continue to dance and teach dance. In the sixties I organized the first R. A. D. Exams in Cork and formed the Cork Dance Company in 1966.
I was appointed a Dance Examiner for the International Dance Teachers Association (in 1994). I am also a Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dancing and The Imperial Society and a Registered Teacher at the Trinity College London and The Royal Irish Academy.
I frequently examine in England and abroad, do Master Classes, Teacher Training, and Private Lessons in all branches of dance.
Lifetime Serviceto Cork Award
Preparation for Professional Examinations.
Pupils prepared for Show work.
(neither is compulsory)
Classes for late starters
over 12 years of age.
Dance Teacher training.
Aruba Coghlan and Sean Pettit are honoured in City Hall for their contribution to Cork's culture and heritage. Lord Mayor Chris O'Leary bestowed Lifetime Achievement Honours on Aruba Coghlan and her husband John Pettit. video from the ceremony
Oisin Bourke and Alexander Meek with Abbie O'Sullivan, Aine Quirke, Maeve Watkins, Grace Maher and Emily Meek perform at the Aruba Coghlan Cork Dance Company performance of Les Sylphides at the Firkin Crane, Cork, at the weekend.
Ellen O'Sullivan, Bernadette O'Riordan and Naomi Sisk, Senior Corps de Ballet dancers, rehearsing for Sylphide and Les Sylphides which runs at the Firkin Crane in Cork from Friday to Sunday at 8pm.