Our Teachers

Philip Brady, Director & TCRG:

Irish dance teacher, World Champion Irish step dancer and performer, heads up the Brady Academy of Irish Dance in Winnipeg and Saskatoon.  His accomplishments and credentials as a true professional have been instrumental in showcasing the beauty and excitement of Irish Dance to audiences around the world.  

Philip began dancing at 10 years of age in Dublin, Ireland. During his competitive years Philip achieved champion status, winning 10 consecutive Canadian Irish Dance, 3 North American and 5 overseas World Champion titles.  

As a performer, Philip shone in his own production of "Dream of Ireland" for Walt Disney World Productions, and thrilled audiences during his extensive tour with the international production, "Lord of the Dance".  

Philip's unique style, boundless energy and loose yet mechanically precise footwork permit him to stretch the versatility of Irish Dance to it's very limit.     


 Bryden Hughton:

Bryden began dancing at the age of four. She has competed both in solos and ceili for sixteen years. She has competed internationally at the World, All-Ireland, and All-Scotland championships as well as the North American Irish dance championships, where she has placed top 25 in the solos and top 5 in the team ceili's.

After graduating high school, Bryden moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan. In June of 2018 Bryden received her 4 year degree in Chemistry with Great Distinction and will be attending the College of Medicine at the U of S in the fall.   

 Kathleen Coyne:

Kathleen started dancing in California at the age of five. After moving to Canada, her family settled down in Calgary, AB, where she danced competitively until her retirement. She has danced on Western Canadian, North American and World stages for years. 

Now enrolled in her 4th year at the University of Saskatchewan for a degree in Engineering, she is enthusiastic about teaching at the Brady Academy Saskatoon and spreading her love of Irish dance. 

Brady Academy of Irish Dance Saskatoon