A Great Place to Grow Up

Ann Healy, ADCRG, TCRG

Patti Ann Ranum, ADCRG, TCRG

Alisa Belew

 

Ann Healy, ADCRG, TCRG
Ann Healy Ann Healy has been involved in Irish Dance throughout her lifetime. As a young girl, she performed in tap and ballet groups, but her love for Irish dance was of utmost importance. As a Physical Education instructor, Ann taught in many parochial schools. She included Irish dance as part of the curriculum which introduced thousands of young children to the art form. She took her T.C.R.G. exam in San Francisco in 1967. She went back to Ireland for her A.D.C.R.G. exam in 1971, which made her the first American adjudicator in the Western Region.
Patti Ann Ranum, ADCRG, TCRG
Patti Ann Ranum was born and raised in the world of Irish dancing. Throughout her competitive Irish dance career, she won numerous medals and trophies, including 1st place in Senior Ladies at the first ever Western Regional Oireachtas. She was the first dancer from the West coast to represent the Western Region at the World Championships in Ireland. She received her T.C.R.G. from An Comision in 1981 and her A.D.C.R.G. in 1997. Her knowledge of dance is not limited to Irish. She has had extensive training in various types of dance, including, ballet, jazz, Scottish, and tap. She has raised 5 children to whom she will pass the legacy of the Healy School on.
  Alisa Belew
Alisa Alisa has been dancing since she can remember. Her competitive career began at age 3. She was the Western Region Oireachtas Champion 6 times while she always placed in the top 3 finishers. She competed and medalled annually at the North American Championships and her highest ranking was 4th. Alisa holds a World Championship medal for placing 14th in the Senior Ladies Ceili in 2004. She was an integral part of both training the Senior team and also the Junior Girls Ceili team that placed 5th at the World Championships in 2006. Alisa's professional career began at 16 when she joined the Trinity Irish Dance Company in 1999. She toured for 6 years as one of Trinity's principal dancers to places including Japan, Taiwan, Central America, Puerto Rico, and every North American state. In 2006, she earned her California real estate license enabling her to work at a commercial real estate firm in Marin County. She maried her husband Ryan in October 2011. She plans to carry on the family tradition of Irish dance excellence in the Bay Area.

 

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