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Our Staff

Ashlyn Rockwell Muse, ADCRG (Pictured right) was a student of McGonagle School for 12 years where she reached the highest level of competitive dancing, attending both regional and North American National Championships. While competing and attending college, she began working as an assistant teacher where she passed on her skill and passion for Irish dance to the MSoID students. Following retirement from competition and graduation from college, Ashlyn began teaching full time in 2013, received her TCRG in 2017 and ADCRG in 2024. She is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy, growing her career by combining her two passions of dance and helping others. She teaches in both Nashua and Wakefield, and owns her own outpatient physical therapy clinic, Define Physical Therapy and Dry Needling, LLC. 
















Brenda Hamilton Coleman, TCRG (Pictured left) is an accomplished Irish Step Dancer who trained at the world-renowned Smith-Houlihan Academy of Irish Dance. Brenda was the New England Regional Champion in her age category in 1988 and later as a team dancer she won six consecutive national titles for figure choreography. In the fall of 1990 Brenda became a certified instructor of Irish Dance. Brenda started the McGonagle School of Irish Dance (named after her grandmother) in Woburn, MA, in 1993. In September of 1994 she branched out to Nashua and the McGonagle School became the first-ever Irish step dancing school in the state of New Hampshire. 

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