Loretta O’Neill is a former world champion Irish dancer. Having studied classical ballet, jazz, tap, drama and singing, this led to a career in the performing arts. After a stint with the Australian Opera Ballet Company she moved into commercial television and musical theatre. While working in London’s West End she was fortunate enough to work with Hollywood legends Ann Millar and Mickey Rooney in the musical “Sugar Babies”.

Her final professional performance was in another musical “Crazy 4 You”. In 1996 she embarked on a teacher training course at the Royal Academy of Dance where she gained her registered teacher status.