ABOUT OUR DANCE STUDIO
The Milwaukee Irish Dance Studio is located at 3555b N Oakland Avenue in Shorewood, Wisconsin. We are home to the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company (est. 2014) and the Milwaukee Academy of Irish Dance (est. 2019). We provide in studio instruction, private lessons, studio rental and some online classes for all ages & abilities.
Students have the opportunity to perform, compete, or both! We focus on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment with options for any skill set or age.
Owner & TCRG
Elyse Transon grew up Irish dancing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and started her professional dance career during her senior year at the University of Minnesota. As a company dancer, principal dancer, dance captain, choreographer, tour manager, and workshop teacher she has danced all across the United States as well as in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Zambia, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia and Canada.
While home in between tours, Elyse found herself missing a community of dancers so in 2014 she formed the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company (MIDC), an inclusive adult performance company. MIDC eventually led her to team up with Mary Youssi to open the Milwaukee Irish Dance Studio for students of all ages in 2019!
Fun fact: all of the studio teaching staff also perform with MIDC!