The Duffy School of Irish Dance
Creating a culture of positivity and excellence through dance.

Our Instructors

 

Our Instructors

 
 
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Director

Erin Duffy Martorano, TCRG

Miss Erin began dancing at the age of 8 and went on to place 3rd in the Southern Region Oireachtas (regional championships). She also competed at the National and World Championships. She obtained her TCRG teaching certification from An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dancing Commission) in 2004, and taught with a local school until founding The Duffy School of Irish Dance in 2007. Miss Erin earned a Bachelor's Degree in English, as well as a Master's Certificate in Graphic Design. She lives in New Market, Md., with her husband and daughter.

Miss Erin is passionate about her students and tailors her teaching style to each individual dancer. She believes that fostering a love of dance in each of her students will, in turn, lead to excellence. Her happiest moments are when dancers or parents tell her how The Duffy School has had a positive impact on their lives.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Instructor

Casey Duffy Graham, TCRG

Miss Casey began dancing at the age of 4, quickly moved up to the championship level, placing 3rd in the Southern Region Oireachtas. She also has competed at the National level. Miss Casey obtained her TCRG teaching certification from An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dancing Commission) in 2016. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art History, and is now a second grade teacher, as well as an instructor with The Duffy School.  She lives in New Market, MD with her husband.

Miss Casey pulls from both her background in dance and her classroom teaching experience to provide an excellent learning environment for her dancers.  She takes pride in her ability to run a focused, productive class while still fostering a fun environment.  She recognizes the value of dance, and believes strongly in the life lessons and skills that dancers gain from their time with The Duffy School.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Instructor

Caitlin Kriner, TCRG

Miss Caitlin began dancing at the age of 7, placing at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Oireachtas and also competing Nationally and Internationally. She assistant taught with The Duffy School of Irish Dance under Erin Duffy Martorano, TCRG and Casey Duffy before she passed her TCRG exam in 2016, becoming certified to teach Irish dance with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. Miss Caitlin has a bachelors degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and works as a Purchasing Agent for ISEC, Inc. She resides in Germantown, MD with her husband, son and daughter. 

Thanks to many moves with her family over the years, Miss Caitlin has taught with and danced for no less than eight different schools and performance teams before joining The Duffy School. She loves using her diverse dance background to aid each dancer in finding what works best for him or her. Miss Caitlin hopes to share a love of Irish dancing, music, and culture as well as a passion for performance, competition, and teamwork that will stay with her dancers their whole lives.