At Studio Wolfe we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching staff. Our Staff are qualified teachers with years of industry experience in both teaching and performing. They have performed all over the world both on stage and on television.
In short, all our teachers are hand-picked professionals dedicated to the art of teaching and want to help your child grow and develop in the most positive way.
Careen Wolfe / Director (Dance – Modern, Ballet, Little Stars and Acro)
Careen is the co-owner and director of Studio Wolfe. She is mum to Jude, Ethan, Camille and Avery. For over 15 years Careen has been teaching dance to girls and boys in Cork City. Careen is a graduate of both University College Cork and University Limerick and holds her Master’s Degree in Dance. Careen holds a Fellowship and Licentiate Degree in Contemporary Modern Jazz with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), and is a fully qualified dance teacher with the United Teachers of Dance (UTD), and holds her FDI with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). She is a certified dance instructor specialising in Pom, Jazz and Kick Line with The International Cheer Union (ICU). She is a member of Acrobatic Arts. Has completed the Dance Medicine CPD Course with Philip Cutts and she is a fully qualified cheerleading and tumbling coach and is a registered member of Irish Cheer Sport. Careen coached competitors for Team Ireland in the 2018 & 2023 Dance World Cup. Her competitive cheer and dance teams have competed and won both nationally and internationally. Careen is extremely passionate about dance and firmly believes in the transformative powers of dance both physically and mentally on young people. Her main aim is to foster and encourage a love of dance amongst the students of Studio Wolfe.
Declan Wolfe / Director (Drama)
Actor, Director, Teacher and Coach: Declan is best known for his work with Studio Wolfe;
Declan co-founded the school over 15 years ago to provide Cork City with contemporary theatre training for children and young adults. Since then the school has grown into an artistic institute providing training for a wide range of disciplines, including Dance, Singing, Cheerleading, improvisation, devising and acting for camera.
Declan has taught at primary, secondary and third-level education institutions across the country and has developed a specialised arts education program designed for each age group. Declan has worked closely with UCC as both a lecturer and a facilitator.
His work with “Bridging the gap” was an outreach program in the primary school arts curriculum to encourage young people in disadvantaged areas. His lectures at University College Cork for personal and professional communication were designed by him and ran for 4 years. His training programme for the under 12s has been adopted by schools across the country and a training manual is currently being prepared.
As a broadcaster, he worked for many years with RTE and Corks 96FM as a researcher and presenter. Declan has presented TV shows such as Sattitude, Kazoo, The Buzz and The Fund. He has coached comedians and actors such as Shane Casey (The Young Offenders ) Laura O Mahony ( CCCahoots) and Alex Murphy ( The Young Offenders ).
He has worked in all of Irelands major performance venues as a singer, actor and director in mediums ranging from Musicals to Shakespeare. He has written more than 50 plays and scripts for young adults and children, many of the works performed by Studio Wolfe are designed and written especially for the students, This bespoke approach helps keep our teaching vibrant and dynamic.
For over 15 years Declan performed annually in the Cork Opera House Pantomime as a principal role and was the chief Soloist (Baritone ) for Shannon Heritage for 10 seasons.
To ensure Studio Wolfe remains at the forefront of Drama training his study has brought him all over the world including The London University, in the UK iotheatre in Chicago and LA, The Annoyance Theatre Chicago, The Courtyard Theatre in Dubai, Theatrehaus Mitte in Berlin and Trinity College Dublin ( The Lir). He is a member of The iTi and holds four teaching Diplomas.
Aoife Barry / Dance Teacher (Modern, Ballet, Little Stars, Contemporary)
Having started her training in Modern Jazz and Ballet in Cork, Aoife moved to the UK to complete her teacher training with Deborah Capon College in Kent. Aoife is a qualified Modern and Ballet teacher with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), the United Teachers of Dance (UTD), she is a certified dance instructor with the International Cheer Union, has attended I.D Companies Teaching a course and is a qualified Progressive Ballet Technique teacher and recently has completed the Dance Medicine CPD Course with Philip Cutts. Aoife has coached both Team Ireland and Team Guernsey for the Dance World Cup. She brings many years of teaching and choreographic experience to Studio Wolfe.
Fiona Kennedy / Dance Teacher (Modern, Ballet, Little Stars)
Fiona trained with Studio Wolfe for many years before moving to London in 2017 to train at London Studio Centre on their Musical Theatre degree course, where she attained a First Class Honours. Since graduating she has performed in a new Musical ‘A Face in a Million’ directed by Arlene Philips in London, was a principal dancer and understudy in the Maidenhead Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ in 2021 and has also performed at Move It Convention in London and played roles such as Velma Kelly in ‘Chicago’ and The Witch in ‘Into The Woods’ whilst at London Studio Centre. Fiona has been teaching at Spotlight School of Dance and Jumpup Academy London for the past year and is looking forward to being back at Studio Wolfe this term!
Orla Fitzgerald / Dance Teacher (Ballet, Pilates)
Meg Twohig/ Dance Teacher (Modern, Commercial Hip-Hop)
Meg, originally from Boston, arrived in Ireland in 2017 to complete her Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology at UCC. She has been performing and training in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and modern since the age of 2. Meg has performed in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Hamilton Bermuda’s Summer Festivals, Boston Garden Arena and Norwegian Cruise Lines with her dance troupe, Jukebox Dance Academy. She has been dancing competitively since the age of 6 in Boston and in Cork and was awarded Boston’s Dance Academy Entertainer of the Year in 2012. She has been an integral part of University College Cork’s Dance Club for over 5 years, choreographing first place jazz and mixed pieces. Meg has been with Studio Wolfe since 2019 as the commercial hip hop teacher, and looks forward to working with a broader group of students this year. She hopes to share her passion for performance with the students, and cannot wait to see them shine on the stage.
Bronwyn Updike / Dance Teacher (Modern, Ballet, Little Stars)
Bronwyn started dancing at Seven Hills Dance Studio in Lynchburg, Va before finishing her high school dance education at Virginia School of the Arts. She received a BFA in dance with a minor in business from George Mason University, and moved to New York City to pursue her professional career shortly thereafter! She trained with the Radio City Rockettes, RIOULT Dance, and at the Paul Taylor Dance School while freelancing in New York. She has been the dance captain and female dance swing for Busch Gardens Williamsburg, has performed as a dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruises, and has had the pleasure of being behind the judges’ table for CRU Dance Competition. Bronwyn is delighted to be returning to the studio as a teacher for Studio Wolfe.
Ava Moynihan / Dance Assistant (Modern, Acro, Little Star)
Ava is 20 years old and is currently studying a bachelor’s degree in criminology at UCC. She has trained in modern, jazz, hip-hop, pom, lyrical and ballet in Studio Wolfe. Ava has been a part of the senior competitive dance team and cheerleading team with Studio Wolfe. Ava was an assistant coach in the most recent competitive season for soloists. She is also part of the competitive dance team in UCC. She has competed in the Dance World Cup in 2018 and Future Cheer in Paris in 2019 representing team Ireland at Studio Wolfe. Ava has trained in gymnastics and acrobatics since she was young and represented Ireland in Festival Del Sol in Italy in 2018. Ava received a scholarship to train for one week in the Institute of Arts Barcelona in summer of 2019. She achieved a distinction in her Intermediate foundation modern exam and modern solo and was invited to Birmingham to compete in the United Teachers of Dance Scholarships where she achieved 2nd place and the ‘Most Promising Senior Scholarship Dancer’ by the judges in 2019. Ava has had successful auditions for London Studio Centre and Institute of Arts Barcelona. She competed in Manchester at the International Theatre Dance Awards 2022 after receiving a distinction in her IDTA Advanced 1 examination. Ava is currently preparing for her Advanced 2 examination.
Isabelle Creamer / Dance Assistant (Modern, Ballet, Little Stars)
“Hi I am Isabelle I am 21 and I have been dancing at studio Wolfe since the age of seven.
I am currently in my third year of studying business information systems in UCC.
I have so many fond memories throughout my years in Studio Wolfe both as a student and member of staff.
The studio always has such a happy and positive atmosphere and I am so lucky to be part of such a wonderful team.
As a student I competed on various dance teams and got to travel all over the country and to Barcelona for the Dance World Cup in 2018.
Dancing has always been my passion and has given me so many life tools.
Studio Wolfe has played a huge role in making me the person that I am today. It has taught me how to be confident and express myself. It has always been a safe space for me growing up, but most of all it has given me friendships that will last a life time.
Now as a member of staff it makes me so happy to see our young students flourish in the studio and be filled with joy and ambition. It is so fulfilling being able to see our kids have the same amazing experiences that I had and continue to have ! “
Sarah Rosalita/ Singing Tutor
Sarah has been passionate about music & singing since she was a child, finding interest in multiple different genres and styles. She performed in a variety of venues such as The Everyman Palace, Cork City Hall, and Father Matthew Hall. Entering Secondary School, Sarah began lessons in Voiceworks Studio with Gemma Sugrue and her passion continued to flourish. Enjoying genres such as Neo-Soul, RnB, And Pop. She performed in venues such as the Imperial Hotel, Fitzgerald’s Park, and the Pavilion, whilst assisting with choirs and summer camps, and worked with ARTlifeCULTURE at the Summer Sing! Camps, led by Sonya Keogh.
Although she had a variety of performances under her belt, she dealt with major stage fright and confidence issues. Since graduating from the Cork School of Music Pop Vocals degree in 2020 she has made it her mission to help students find their confidence and silence the voice inside telling them they can’t do it, whilst helping them develop their love for singing as an art form.
Caoimhe O’Donovan / Drama Teacher
Emma O’Connell / Drama Teacher