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.
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.
Careen Wolfe / Director (Dance – Modern, Ballet, Little Stars and Cheerleading)
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. She is a fully qualified dance teacher with the United Teachers of Dance (UTD), The International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) 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. She is also a fully qualified cheerleading and tumbling coach and is a registered member of Irish Cheer Sport. Careen coached the Team Ireland 2018 for The Dance World Cup in Barcelona. 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.
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. 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.
Jennifer McNamara / Dance Teacher (Modern, Little Stars)
Jennifer is one of the longest employees of Studio Wolfe. She is a qualified dance teacher with the United Teachers of Dance (UTD) And a qualified Zumba instructor. Jennifer brings experience as a performer and dance teacher to Studio Wolfe. A dance teacher with 16 years experience teaching dance, Jennifer also has a degree in business from the Cork Institute of Technology. She has been performing on stage since the age of 4. She played main roles in pantomimes in ‘Snow White’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Cinderella’ in the Cork Arts Theatre and the Everyman Palace. She has choreographed ‘Chess’ for the Clonakilty Musical Society. Her passion is musical theatre and loves encouraging our students to perform with a smile and enjoy every minute of their time being a star at Studio Wolfe.
Orla Fitzgerald / Dance Teacher (Ballet, Pilates)
Meaghan Twohig / Dance Teacher (Commercial Hip-Hop)
Meg joins Studio Wolfe as a Commercial Hip-Hop Teacher. Meg is 24 years old and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychology at UCC. She is trained in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, and was a competitive cheerleader, but especially enjoys hip-hop and jazz. She has performed in Walt Disney World Orlando, Hamilton Bermuda’s Summer Festivals, Boston Garden Arena and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She was awarded Entertainer of the Year in 2012 with Dance Academy in Boston and also placed in several regional talent pageants. While enrolled in undergraduate studies, Meg danced with University of Massachusetts Dance Club. She has been dancing competitively with the University College Cork Dance Club for the past 2 years, competing with the Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Mixed Piece teams. While home in Boston, she teaches commercial workshops to ages 10-17 and choreographs pieces for the end of year showcases. Meg is so looking forward to meeting and working with all the talented students at Studio Wolfe.
Amy Everard / Dance Teacher (Cheerleading, Modern, Musical Theatre)
A graduate of the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance, Amy also holds a diploma in Dance from Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork. Amy joined Studio Wolfe as a Cheerleading coach and a Modern dance teacher. Amy has many years of experience working as a gymnastics coach and dance teacher in her native Tipperary.
Sarah England / Drama Teacher
Giada Orlandi / Drama Teacher
Siobhán Oliver / Singing Tutor
Siobhán holds a first-class honours Music Degree in vocal performance, from the Cork School of Music under voice coach Mary McSweeney. With a wide and varied repertoire, Siobhán has been performing classical, operatic, jazz and traditional music professionally for over 10 years. A fully qualified voice teacher Siobhán prepares students for ABRSM grade exams and can provide vocal coaching for students preparing for their junior certificate or leaving certificate music practicals.