School Instructor


Katie Fitzpatrick is a certified Irish Dance teacher (T.C.R.G.) with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland) and the North American and Mid-American Irish Dance Teachers Associations. After years of performing and competing, she taught for more than 10 years in the western suburbs and Chicago. She received her T.C.R.G. certification in Dublin in 2017 and founded the Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance in Lake Forest in 2022.


In addition to her Irish dance credentials, Katie is the Executive Director of Ireland Network Chicago. She holds master’s degrees in public policy from University College Cork in Ireland and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois.


Katie lives in town with her husband and two little boys. 


"Irish dance is a gift that every child deserves."