Meghan is a freshman at Marquette University. She started dancing with Glencastle at the age of 7 and has had the time of her life as part of this school. Meghan has been a part of the teaching staff since 2013. Before going to college, Meghan was a championship level dancer who competed at the Mid-West championships, the National championships, and the World Championships. Meghan is excited to continue teaching for Glencastle and to watch its dancers grow and succeed.
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 is studying English and Political Science at Marquette University and will graduate with her Bachelors degree in May of 2017.
Megan has been irish dancing with Glencastle since she was 5 years old and is a championship level dancer. She has competed at the regional, national and world levels. Megan joined the teaching staff in January of 2016 and has thoroughly enjoyed teaching younger dancers and sharing her love of irish dance with them. She is currently a junior at Brookfield Central High School.
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 is currently in school at Marquette University and will graduate in May 2017 with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, continuing on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2019. Colleen passed her TCRG exam in September 2016.
Bridget Ryan is a junior at Kettle Moraine High School. She has been dancing with Glencastle for 13 years. Bridget is a championship level dancer and has attended regional and national championships. She will be attending the World Championships this year. Bridget became a member of the teaching staff in 2015 and loves working with the children.
Megan Sinclair, TCRG, Beginner Coordinator/Instructor
Megan has been dancing with Glencastle since the school's foundation in 2001. 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.
Katie Malloy is a junior at Brookfield East High School. She has been dancing at Glencastle since she was 8 and has competed in the Mid-America Championships and North American Championships. Katie started teaching in 2016 and has loved working with kids of all different ages and abilities!
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Olivia is a senior at Brookfield Central High School. She started dancing with Glencastle at the age of 6 and fell in love with it right away. In her 11 years of dancing, Olivia has proudly represented Glencastle at local, regional, and national competitions. She is an open championship level dancer. Now in her 3rd year on the teaching staff, she is excited to continue sharing her love of the sport with all the children she instructs.
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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.
Erin is currently a senior at Wauwatosa East High School. She started Irish Dance at the age of 5 and it quickly became her passion. She is currently dancing competitively at the open championship level and has competed at local, regional, and national competitions. Erin also found a passion for teaching younger dancers 3 years ago and has loved it ever since. Erin enjoys sharing her love of Irish Dance with others.
Colleen Jaskulski, Performance Coordinator/Instructor
Colleen Jaskulski 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 currently finishing her degree from UW-Milwaukee in K-12 Theatre Education and will graduate in the spring of 2017.