Courtney Jay has been dancing for over 20 years. She trained for 12 years under Sheila Stevens and she found her love for Irish dancing and passion for teaching. Courtney decided to attend college at the University of Limerick where she earned her BA Irish Music and Dance with first class honors. While in Ireland she studied under the Fleming-Ball School of Irish Dance where she became Munster Champion in both solos and teams, an All-Ireland, Great Britain, All-Scotland and World Championship medalist, and top 10 finisher at the North American and All-Ireland championships.
Courtney became a TCRG with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in 2014 and founded Scoil Rince Luimni Irish Dance Academy in Connecticut, USA. In addition to building her business, teaching, and giving workshops, Courtney now also helps other teachers, studio owners, and aspiring teachers/studio owners build their skills and become the best they can be.
Courtney hosts a weekly podcast, TCRG to CEO Radio, where she talks through business growth strategies, teaching tips, and mindset for her audience. Her mission is to help Irish dance teachers become better business people so they can run the studios of their dreams!