ABOUT THE FOUNDER

 

JOE DUFFEY (Founder, TCRG, Fuse method-certified) is an Irish dance and fitness professional from Washington, DC. He has toured with Riverdance and Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on the West End of London and on Broadway, where he performed alongside Irish dance legend Michael Flatley.  

Joe has been passionate about Pilates for many years and credits it with helping to take his dancing to the next level. He earned his comprehensive Pilates mat teacher certification in 2014 from Fuse Pilates, an award-winning Pilates brand based in Washington, DC. While in rehearsals for Lord of the Dance, Joe trained the cast regularly in Pilates in order to maintain the high level of fitness required for the show. His workouts proved highly popular, inspiring him to share his Pilates expertise with aspiring dancers and professionals alike.  

The result is Celticore, a combination of Joe’s fun, high-energy teaching style with a strategic repertoire of Pilates exercises designed to enhance Irish dance training inspired by the Fuse method. Celticore Online Studio launched in May 2016, and is has since received tremendous positive feedback about the benefits of the program. Celticore has been featured in Irish Dancing Magazine and has been recognized by World Champion Saoirse DeBoy for being an integral part of reaching her career goals.  

Joe has been invited to teach Celticore workshops at numerous venues across North America including heading the Pilates program at Camp Rince Ceol in upstate New York. He is proud to introduce the world of Pilates to Irish dancers everywhere and is thrilled to be able to merge his two biggest passions.

Also known for his footwork and rhythm mastery, learn more about Joe's professional dance career here.

MEET THE TEAM

ERIN MURPHY (Social Media + Marketing Manager)

KENDAL GRIFFLER (Outreach Coordinator)

SAOIRSE DEBOY (Celticore Brand Ambassador)

KEVINAH DARGAN (Celticore Brand Ambassador)

Celticore founder Joe Duffey with students from the Nora Pickett School of Irish Dance in Vancouver, BC