Owner and Director

Siobhan GeorgeSiobhan George  has been dancing since age 4, starting off with the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance in Milwaukee and then receiving most of her training from Anam Mor. She has had the opportunity to compete and perform all over the world. She has been with Rince na Chroi since 2010 starting as a dancer and then quickly adding to the staff in 2011. Siobhan has been the lead choreographer for the advanced program for many years and oversees all other choreography.  Siobhan is a Realtor with Edina Realty at the 50th and France office. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband Derwin, their son DJ and their dog Lola. They love their family time while walking around and soaking in their neighborhood or just enjoying their backyard. You can find them taking a walk to the local bakery and coffee shop almost every weekend when Siobhan isn’t running a dance show and Derwin isn’t having basketball practice or tournaments!

Siobhan worked under Katie for many years and was lucky enough to be Katie’s Assistant Director and “go to gal” during that time. The lessons in both life and business over a decade have given Siobhan the strength and knowledge to take over the school when Katie sadly left us in January 2023. Siobhan has had a passion for Irish Dance since the day she was born with  her Irish family and long history with dance. Ever since she began dancing, Irish dance took a huge part of Siobhan’s heart and she is so excited to be able to share her passion and love for Irish Dance with the Rince na Chroi staff and dancers for many, many years to come!

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In Memoriam: Founder

Katie Stephens Spangler

Katie Stephens-Spangler founded Rince na Chroi in 2003. She entered heaven on January 26, 2023 surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her loving husband, her children, who were the lights of her life, parents, sister, numerous family, friends, and especially her Rince na Chroi family.
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Senior Instructors

Lillie McAdamsLillie McAdams danced her entire career at Rince na Chroi from 2004-2020. She has been with Rince na Chroi since their first beginner class opened. In addition to her role as Senior Instructor, Lillie is our Dance Camp Coordinator. Lillie graduated from St. Catherine University in 2019 in Secondary Education and teaches Social Studies at Tartan High School. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband Matt, their dog Raven and their cat Peaches.

Megan ConsidineMegan Considine started dancing in 2002 and spent most of her dance career with Rince na Chroi. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019 with a degree in political science. Megan currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a congressional liaison. She is also a member of the St. Patrick’s Association.

Maddie EspyMaddie Espy started dancing in 2005 and spent 10 years dancing with Rince na Chroi. Maddie joined the staff and began teaching in fall of 2021. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019 with a degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. After graduation, Maddie became very passionate about non-profit development work and currently works for Second Harvest Heartland. Outside of work and dance, you can always find her indulging in a good read. Maddie resides in St. Paul.


Steph HawksSteph Hawks started dancing at the age of 4 and later joined Rince na Chroi when its doors opened in 2003. She performed with many talented musicians over the years. Steph graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology in 2012 with a degree in Radiology. She currently works at Park Nicollet as a Radiologist Technologist. Steph lives in Zimmerman with her husband Brady and their daughters, Bailey and Shelby.

Sarah HufferSarah Huffer danced with the Heritage Academy of Irish Dance in Green Bay, WI from 2007 to 2017. While attending school in the Twin Cities, she joined Rince na Chroi in 2019 to rekindle her love for dancing. Sarah graduated from the University of Minnesota in May of 2021 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) and a Statistics Minor. She currently is working as an Actuarial Analyst with Guy Carpenter in Edina.

Assistant Instructors

Norah Smith

Norah Smith has been dancing for 11 years, including 10 years at Rince na Chroi. She attends Roseville Area High School.

Ginger AndersonGinger Anderson has been dancing with Rince na Chroi for 10 years. She is currently a student at Roseville Area High School.

Ginger is also studying Irish flute at the Center for Irish music.

Rince na Chroi- HeadshotsJaden Cusick started dancing at Rince na Chroi in 2006 and left for school 2018 to study elementary education and play rugby. Some of her favorite memories at Rince na Chroi were dancing in Katie’s wedding and getting to travel all over for community shows. She has been rooting herself in the St. Paul community by also working part-time for the Minnesota Wild and participating as a board member for the European Christmas Market. Jaden recently left the education field to pursue a career in law and is very excited to return to RNC as an instructor and to be teaching again.

Class Assistants

Rince na Chroi- HeadshotsClara Thompson

Rince na Chroi- HeadshotsSophie Ford

Rince na Chroi- HeadshotsMaryn McCormack has been dancing with Rince na Chroi since Fall 2016. She is a student at Central High School.

Rince na Chroi- HeadshotsCharlotte Carlyle