About the Kevin Broesler School

Picture of Kevin BroeslerThe Kevin Broesler School of Irish Dance has been an active member of the East Coast Irish community since 1986. The school was opened in New York by its founder and director, Kevin Broesler. Mr. Broesler, a former national and world champion stepdancer and a featured performer at various concerts and cultural festivals, is a fully accredited teacher and adjudicator of Irish dancing, qualified by the An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in Ireland. In 2004, Kevin Broesler was honored by Irish American magazine as one of its top 100 Irish Americans.

The school has continued to grow; first, into Maryland in 1988, followed by New Jersey in 1994. In 2008, the Broesler school expanded to the Philadelphia area. The expansion of the school has been marked by the success enjoyed by many of Mr. Broesler’s former and current students at regional and national competitions, and at the World Irish Dancing Championships held each year in Ireland.

Currently classes are offered in Fishkill and Brewster, New York; Haddonfield (Philly area) and Westwood, New Jersey; Newark, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2005, the Broesler School was named the top Irish Dancing School in the U.S. by Irish Dancing & Culture magazine.

Eileen Paulson, TCRG

Photo of Eileen Paulson

Eileen resides in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband Nick and her two children, Kathleen and Nicholas, both accomplished champion dancers.  Eileen started dancing at the age of 5 and
was a champion dancer for the McAleer School of Irish Dance and competed locally, regionally, and at the world level in ceili competition.  Eileen taught as a non-TC for 15 years before sitting for her TMRF in 2010 and her TCRG in 2013. Eileen has coached ceili teams that have won Oireachtas championships, national medals, and world medals. Eileen enjoys choreographing shows and has choreographed shows for corporate events, private parties, parades, and numerous charity events. Eileen was recently flown to Las Vegas, NV, with a group of Broesler dancers and choreographed a show for Powerscreen’s private corporate party at the ConExpo Convention at The Hilton Las Vegas and she also choreographed a show for the DuPont Company at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  Eileen has co-chaired The Delaware Feis for many years and also assists with both Broesler feiseanna in Baltimore and New Jersey. Eileen credits her love of teaching Irish dance to her parents, Kevin Broesler, Veronica McAleer, Glenn Simpson, Tara Barry, Ron Plummer, and every dancer that she has taught through the years.

Megan Harper, TCRG
Megan started her dancing career at the age of 2 with ballet.  She began Irish dancing at the age of 16 and quickly advanced to the champion level with the Broesler School.  Megan won regional Oireachtas Championships, North American National Championships, International Championships, and holds World and All Ireland Medals.  Megan has danced with The Chieftans, The Eileen Ivers Band, Seamus Kennedy, and Cherish the Ladies.  Megan has performed at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.  Megan was a ballet instructor previously; she sat for her TCRG in 2008 and has been teaching with The Broesler School since that time.  Megan has taught Oireachtas Champions, North American National Champions, British National Champions, All Scotland Champions, Minor, Junior, Senior North American Belt Winners, and many All Ireland and World Medalists.

Congratulations to the following Broesler dancers who have been cast in major Irish Dancing shows:

  • Lord of the Dance/ Feet of Flames – Maggie Revis (lead,) Jonathon Srour, Bernadette Devereaux, Declan Crowley, Kevin Emsworth, Mitch DeSimone, Caitlin Golding, Emma Cross, Katherine Devereaux, Josie Callahan
  • Riverdance – Jessie Baffa, Lexa Hickey, Megan Baffa