Welcome to the Doyle Academy of Irish Dance


The Doyle Academy of Irish Dance opened its doors in 2000 and officially began competition in 2002 after Leeann Doyle gained her T.C.R.G in Toronto. Paula Doyle gained her T.C.R.G. in 2003 & A.D.C.R.G in 2011. Together they are the teachers of the Doyle Academy of Irish Dance. Both Leeann and Paula have many years of competitive Irish dancing experience including travelling to compete in the North American and World Championships and also performing in dance shows “The Ireland Show” and “Celtic Fusion”.

During their competitive years Leeann and Paula achieved National and International success and many New Zealand Solo and Team titles, qualifying several times for the World Championships. Paula was the recipient of the Rodney Walsh Scholarship in 1997 and achieved 26th place at the 1998 World Championships in Ennis.

Leeann and Paula are registered with Traditional Irish Dancing Association of New Zealand and An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (International Irish Dancing Commission).

Since starting competitions the Doyle Academy has had many successes at regional, national and international competitions. To date, the Academy has won 25 New Zealand solo titles, 37 World Qualifying places, 12 New Zealand Team titles and 4 solo scholarship awards.