The Regan Academy of Irish Dance was founded in September of 2004 by Katie Regan-Donovan. It began with twenty-five beginner sudents dancing out of the Shamrock Club and the Hilliard studio. Throughout the years, the school grew larger and larger with her students performing at numerous events aroud Ohio including the Dublin Irish Festival. Katie trained her students to compete in Irish Dancing at regional, national, and world levels.
Katie Regan-Donovan introduced a new teacher and partner to her school in March of 2008. Nicole Rankin-Lindsay made the decision to join the Regan Academy to live out her dream of teaching with Katie. The two grew up dancing together, and had always said that they would open their own school one day.
In August, 2012, Katie and Nicole welcomed Caitlin Holland to their teaching staff. Caitlin grew up dancing with Katie and Nicole and couldn't wait to be teaching with them. In August of 2014, Caitlin's brother, Michael Holland, joined the school and a year later the school became the Regan Rankin Holland Irish Dance Academy.
The school has over the years experienced great success in the competitive arena, constantly producing the highest number of world qualifiers in central ohio year after year. Over the years, the school has had dancers win the Mid American Regional Oireachtas and place in the top three at the North American, All Ireland, and All Scotland championships. On the highest stage of all, the World championships, the school has had dancers place as high as 6th place. Could your child be next?