About Us


 The Irish sisters, Catherine and Claire Gorman grew up in Southwest Florida. They began dancing at the ages of 7 and 5 and have competed throughout Florida and the nation. The sisters have studied throughout the nation including Miami and have completed workshops under former Riverdance lead, Colin Dunne. The Gormans have been performing in the area for over 16 years and have opened for nationally recognized performers such as Andy Cooney, Hal Roach, Dana, and Cherish the Ladies.

With over 30 years of combined experience, the sisters opened the Celtic Spirit School of Irish Dance in 2010. Catherine and Claire choreograph their intricate steps and show routines. Their instruction includes both traditional and competitive Irish Dance steps, both heavy (hard shoes) and ghillies (soft shoes). Today, classes offered include beginner through advanced courses in both locations. Since its inception, Celtic Spirit has performed at locations across the Southwest Florida area in both private and public arenas. Celtic Spirit can always been seen with a large float in both the Naples St. Patrick’s Day parade and the Marco Island St. Patrick’s Day parade.