Meet our Teachers
Teamwork makes the Dreamwork
Bridget (Murphy) Moseley, TCRG, ADCRG
Founder & Director
Bridget's love for Irish dancing and teaching built the foundation of the Murphy Academy of Irish Dance that she started in May 2017. Together with her brothers and sisters, she began taking lessons from the beloved Mary McInerney Zona in Worcester, MA. Bridget participated in many performances around St. Patrick's Day, foundly remembered as March Madness, and then continued on performing as the McInerney School transitioned into a more competitive program. Bridget danced in numerous regional, national and international championships. She is most proud of receiving a medal at the All Ireland Championships and the numerous ceili teams she danced in with her friends.
When Bridget was growing up she was always assisting Mary McInerney with classes that her brothers and sisters attended. Bridget began the transition into teaching when she attended Fitchburg State University for Communications Media. She became the Irish dancing instructor in the dance club. Closer to home in Millbury, she later went on to lead the Irish dancing program at H & H Dance Academy where she taught for 5 years. Within those 5 years, Bridget became a TCRG receiving her certification to teach Irish dancing from An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha.
In addition to teaching and operating the Murphy Academy, Bridget has experience in the classroom. Bridget was the Douglas Middle School Art Teacher for the past 6 years before taking a leave of absence to be with her two young children, Seamus and Ronan. When Bridget is not at the dance studio, you can find her at home playing with her boys, shopping at Target, or doing some kind of painting or design.
Bridget most recently passed her ADCRG exam which qualifies her to adjudicate Irish dancing competitions. She looks forward to continuing to bring this knowledge with her into the studio to help dancers achieve their competitive dancing dreams.