Becky is a past pupil of The Ballet Academy! She began dancing at the age of 7 when she joined the Sheila Grace Dance Company. She started ballet classes at The Ballet Academy at the age of 14. She continued dancing in both schools until leaving secondary school.
During the time she spent at the Sheila Grace Dance Company she attended many dance competitions in Ireland and abroad including the ‘International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts’ in Disneyland Paris. She also took part in many dance shows in the Wexford Opera House.
While attending the Ballet Academy she took ISTD ballet exams and also performed in shows in the Wexford Opera House.
Becky knew she wanted to pursue dance and become a dance teacher so when she left secondary school she studied dance in Colaiste Stiofain Naofa in Cork. She completed the 1 year course and left with a QQI FETAC Level 5 qualification in Dance and was awarded ‘Dancer of the Year’ at their end of year show in The Firkin Crane theatre.
During Becky’s time in Cork she was also a member of Cork Youth Ballet Company.
Shortly after finishing the college year she suffered a bad back injury requiring surgery and remained out of dance for over 18 months.
Becky is now currently working towards her Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) teacher training with the ISTD in ballet, jazz and tap.
Alongside teaching at The Ballet Academy Wexford she also teaches at Slaneyside School of Dancing, Kilkenny Academy of Dance, and Becky Sheil Dance.