Teaching Team

Experienced Ballet Teachers

Come dance with us and meet the talented team of ballet teachers at Dublin City Ballet School. Focusing on teaching exceptional techniques and creating unforgettable experiences, we are committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Continue browsing our staff profiles below to learn more.

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Rebecca O'Brien Taylor

Principal

Rebecca O’Brien Taylor started her ballet journey under the influence of Mairead Langan. Her love for ballet began at just four years of age. Over her 20 years of dancing at The Metropolitan School of Dance, Rebecca completed all of her ballet and vocational level examinations with Distinction.


During this time, Rebecca went on to complete her Ballet Teacher Training in 2008 through the Royal Academy of Dance, London. She fully qualified in 2011 with Distinction and has since worked for one of the largest ballet schools in Ireland, as well as spending many years abroad teaching in renowned ballet schools across the UAE and Australia.

Rebecca's love of teaching ballet and sharing her knowledge & skills onto younger generation, prompted her to start the Dublin City Ballet School in 2017. She firstly opened ballet classes for adults in the fabulous studios in Dance Ireland and shortly after opened classes for children in Drumcondra in 2018.


Rebecca’s passion to bring the joy of ballet & dance to children with additional needs, prompted her to continue her studies in the area of special education. She then travelled to LA to further her expertise in the area of inclusive dance. As a result she now offers “Free 2 Be Me Dance” specialised dance classes for children and teens with additional needs. 

Rebecca teaches weekly classes on the north and south of Dublin, including classes in the Down Syndrome Centre every Sunday. She has travelled around Ireland offering dance workshops and short courses to groups & schools with additional needs such as, St Michaels House, Down Syndrome Centre North East, Down Syndrome Centre Galway and Down Syndrome Centre Wexford.

Rebecca is proud to offer an inclusive ballet school and plans to open more ballet classes over the coming years as her school grows.

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Bel Nascimento

Ballet Teacher

Bel Nascimento is from the North East of Brazil. She started dancing at 6 years of age at Lenir Argento Ballet School the biggest ballet school in her home State, Piaui.

In 2004, Bel started her own ballet school, where she coordinated several shows over the years, such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.


In 2011 Bel graduated in Physiotherapy and in 2014 finished her post-graduation in Traumatology and Orthopaedics. In 2016 finished her second post-graduation in Global Posture Reeducation Philippe Souchard and 2020 finished the course of Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).


Bel has a special interest in dance injury treatment and prevention, every course she has done after her graduation was chosen with a special focus to assist her students with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhancing their ability to perform at their best.

Bel was very excited to join the DCBS team in 2021.

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Kate O'Brien

Ballet Teacher

Kate has been working in the dance sector for the past 10 years. She is an affiliate ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance having worked within Ireland's largest and leading schools and studios including Dance Ireland, Dublin City Ballet School, Metropolitan School of Dance and Free 2 Be Me Dance.


Kate holds a MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Dublin City University and has worked within the PR and communications sector across multiple arts and consumer accounts including Ballet Ireland. She currently works in house at Ireland’s leading contemporary dance company, Liz Roche Company as their Communications Manager while continuing to teach ballet in her spare time.

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Sinead Woods

Ballet Assistant

Sinéad Woods started ballet at 2 and a half years old. She had a keen interest in drama & dance growing up and trained in the National Performing Arts School during her teenage years.


After school, she completed a QQI Level 5 in Theatre Studies Performance and QQI Level 6 in Drama at Inchicore College of Further Education.


Sinead then progressed to a BA(Hons) in Psychology at the National College of Ireland and QQI Level 6 in Special Needs Assisting at CMIT. 

Sinead assists ballet classes and Free 2 Be Me Dance classes weekly at the Dublin City Ballet School as well as teaching performing arts classes every Saturday in NPAS.