The Brady Academy was founded in 2005 under the direction of Brendan Brady TCRG (Certified Teacher) and ADCRG (Adjudicator). Brendan is a former World Champion holding various titles which include: The All Irelands, and All Englands Dance Championships. Brendan began teaching in Galway, Ireland and now wishes to keep Irish dance tradition alive in the Squantum area of Quincy, MA. He is registered with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland. He is also a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of New England and North America.
In just 15 short years, our dancers have achieved great success in the competitive arena. Some of their accomplishments include: North American Ceili Champions along with New England Regional Titles, Traditional Set Titles, and dancers who have medaled internationally at the All Irelands and the World Irish Dance Championships.
Meghan Healy, TCRG
Meghan began dancing at the age of 4 under the direction of the Forbes School of Irish Dance. After a brief break from dance, Meghan joined Clifden Academy where she enjoyed much competitive success as a Champion and Ceili Team dancer. Her love of children and dance led her to join Brady Academy in 2012. Meghan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emmanuel College with a double major in Elementary Education and Liberal Arts. In 2019, Meghan received her Master’s Degree in Math Education from Lesley University. She is currently a 1st Grade Teacher in Quincy Public Schools. In May 2016 Meghan successfully passed her TCRG exam and became a member of CLRG, The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA) and The New England Region (NER).
Erica Brady Eleey
Erica began dancing at the age of 5 with The Smith Houlihan Academy of Irish Dance where she developed into a Champion and Ceili Team Dancer. When Erica’s father Brendan Brady decided to open his own school in 2005 Erica, of course, joined her dad. Under the direction of Brendan Brady and Brady Academy Erica became New England Regional Champion as well as 2nd in North America and Medaled 8th at the World Irish Dance Championships as well as the All-Irelands. Erica graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Health Sciences. In 2018, Erica received her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene is currently a practicing Dental Hygienist.