Sue Browning, TCRG
Sue began Irish dancing when she was 5 years old with the Penrose Academy, directed by Desmond Penrose, ADCRG. After receiving his training in Ireland, Mr. Penrose immigrated to the US and established several schools in the Syracuse and Rochester areas. “‘Dessie’ was considered by many to be the founding father of Irish Dance in Central and Western NY” (Cullianan, Dr. J., Aspects of the History of Irish Dancing In North America). Upon Mr. Penrose’ retirement, Charlie Young, TCRG acquired the school and formed the Young School of Irish Dance. While dancing with the Young School, Sue became a championship dancer, qualifying to compete in the World Championships on several occasions.
Scoil Rince Branwen Academy of Irish Dance was established in 2015 with classes in Baldwinsville, NY. Sue has earned her TCRG (teaching certification) from An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha and Rince Tuatha Nua.
Scoil Rince Branwen is proud to be a member school of Rince Tuatha Nua (RTN), a nonprofit open platform Irish Dance organization.