Our last Bi-annual production, 'Children of Lir and Movie Magic', took place at the Town Hall Theatre December 2021, giving all of our students the wonderful experience of taking part in a professionally staged production.
2023: Four RAD graded exam sessions took place at the CDA studios with students entered for exams from primary to Grade 8. A number of senior students also represented the school in Dublin at the national RAD vocational exam session.
CDA Galway, 2017 -2022 students who progressed to fulltime dance education.
Aisling Mc Nelis, 2022 Dance for All, Edinburgh.
Aisling Connaughton 2021 BA in dance at Roehampton College, London.
Charlotte Dowzard Mee 2021 Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Cork.
Eabha Schukat 2021 Ballet Theatre UK for September 2021.
Muireann Ni Churnain 2021 Royal Academy of Dance.
Ruby Quinn 2021 BA in Contemporary Dance course at UL.
Sophie Smith 2018 Ballet West / Brighton Academy.
Stephanie Dufresne: studied at ArtEZ and Codarts in the Netherlands graduating in 2010. She has performed twice with Chrysalis Dance Company and most recently toured the UK with Nuno Silva in A Darker Shade of Fado.
Mary Walsh: Mary Walsh graduated from the college of the Royal Academy of Dance in 2012. Her teaching career has taken her to Hong Cong, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the UK.
Elspeth Mc Keever: 2012-2014 Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Rebecca Lee: Rebecca Lee graduated for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a BA in Modern Ballet in July 2014. She is presently in New York.
Caitlin Langan: London Studio Centre (2012 - 2014)
Rachel Noonan: 2012 Rachel London Studio Centre. 2020 -2022 RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) by distance learning under the mentorship of Phyllis Hayes, Principal of CDA.
Gemma Brooke: Gemma Brooke graduated from the Glasgow Academy of Music and Drama in July 2015 and has recently returned to Galway having worked as a dancer in Spain.
Jessica Healy: Jessica Healy graduated from Central School of Ballet, London in July 2015 with a BA (Hons.) in Dance.
Sorcha Barry: Sorcha Barry, BA Hons. Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) course by distance learning under the mentorship of Phyllis Hayes, Principal of CDA.
Aidan Walsh: Bird College, London (2012- 2014) and in 2015 was pictured on the cover of the Italian Vogue magazine.
Diarmuid Scahill: Diarmuid Scahill (2014-2017) graduated Arts Educational School, London.
Brigitte O’Reilly: Brigitte O’Reilly (2014-2017) Northern Ballet School, Manchester, with full scholarship.
Siomha Mc Garry: BA Hons. (2012- 2014) RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) by distance learning under the mentorship of Phyllis Hayes, Principal of CDA. (2016-2018)
Orla Gaffney: 2015 College of Dance Dublin, 2016-2019 BA in Dance at Bird College, UK
Lauren Moran 2016 College of Dance, Dublin.