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.
Elizabeth began teaching with her sisters when the Murphy Academy began. She fondly remembers her dance memories with friends during classes under the direction of Mary McInerney Zona in Worcester, MA.
Elizabeth always knew dance was going to continue to be a part of her life. She assisted with dance classes growing up, traveled the world to numerous major championships, and then went on to lead the Irish dancing program of the Dance Club at Westfield State University where she graduated from with a degree in Communications.
Her favorite part of dance is the feis scene. She treasures the memories of her parents packing up the van every weekend to drive her and her siblings all over New England and beyond to achieve their Irish dancing dreams. She is most proud of her achievement of receiving a world medal.
She loves that she is now able to instill that love of Irish dance in all of the dancers at the Murphy Academy. When Elizabeth is not at dance, she is either at Whitinsville Christian School where she works as an Elementary School PE teacher or shopping for an outfit at Marshalls.
Erin finished her long dance career under the direction of her sister, Bridget, at the Murphy Academy. In the last years of her competitive dancing career she achieved her highest accomplishments in Irish dance including 3rd at the New England Regionals and 10th at the North American Championships.
When Erin finished dancing competitively, her next steps were naturally to become an instructor at the school. She assisted with dance classes since she can remember, and continues to treasure helping dancers master a new step or introduce a new movement.
Erin loved that dancing was something she did with her siblings. Bridget, Elizabeth, and Erin's parents, Paula and Steve Murphy, say that Erin was dancing in the womb having been at feisanna and dance classes before she was born. Erin is proud of all her achievements, but more importantly proud that Irish dancing is something she gets to continue with her sisters and friends she made all throughout her life because of dance.
She continues to share her love of Irish dance to the dancers of the Murphy Academy. Erin helps her sisters to create a supportive environment in the studio stressing the importance of kindness and friendship to all the dancers. When Erin is not at dance, she is either teaching Kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary School in Worcester, at the gym, or watching the latest Netflix film.