Bridget Jaskulski, TCRG Owner/Instructor
Bridget has been teaching Irish dance for over 30 years. She started lessons at the age of 7 with the Shamrock Club Irish Dancers under the direction of Dr. Mary Eileen Geary, TCRG and later was a student and instructor at the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance under the direction of Mark Howard, TCRG. She competed in local, regional, national and world competitions. In 1987, she attended the World Championships of Irish Dance in Galway, Ireland where she was a member of a team that received a gold medal. She returned to the World Championships in 1988 where she competed as a solo dancer. Bridget loves to share her passion of Irish dance with her students and has seen great success with dancers of all ages in performances, solo and team dancing. Bridget received her TCRG certification in 1998. Bridget is married to Bill Jaskulski and has two children, Colleen and Nathan.
Maggie O'Dell, Instructor
Maggie began dancing in 2001 and competed in local, regional, and national competitions from 2001-2013. She joined the Glencastle teaching staff in September of 2014. In addition to teaching, Maggie graduated with a Bachelors degree in both English and Political Science from Marquette University in May of 2017.
Glencastle’s teaching staff is made up of former and current championship level dancers who value relationships with every person that enters the studio. The staff understands first-hand that dance can develop determination, teamwork, and constructive goal setting. The Glencastle teaching staff is dedicated to providing constant and effective communication with all dancers and their family to ensure a positive learning experience.
Colleen Nichol, TCRG Curriculum Coordinator/Instructor
Colleen began dancing with Glencastle in 2001 and throughout her career competed as a soloist and on ceili teams at Regional and National competitions, ultimately reaching the Championship level of competition. She has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from Marquette University, and is continuing on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2019. Colleen passed her TCRG exam in September 2016.
Colleen Jaskulski, Performance Coordinator/Instructor
Colleen has been with Glencastle since its inception in 2000. She has competed at both regional and national competitions on ceili teams, and began assisting with classes in 2009. She now serves as the Show Coordinator for Glencastle and enjoys sharing her love of performance with both dancers and audience members. She is a recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in K-12 Theatre Education.
Megan Sinclair, TCRG Beginner Coordinator/Instructor
Megan has been dancing with Glencastle since the school's foundation in 2000. She reached the Open Championship level of competition and competed as a soloist and team dancer at the Regional, National, All-Ireland, and World Championships before retiring in 2012. She has been teaching with Glencastle for almost 8 years and currently serves as the school's Beginner Coordinator. She is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City with a B.S. in Psychology. In 2016, she passed her TCRG examination making her a certified Irish dance teacher.