Sarah Thornton Callaghan - AIDTA, Dip He


Sarah moved to Ireland in 2009 after training and working in London England, performing in West End Musicals and professional Dance Companies.

She started her dance training at a young age in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. She was awarded a scholarship to the London Studio Centre where she trained for three years in dance and musical theatre. Whilst at college, Sarah was classically trained by Brenda Last, Jane Sanig and Heather Walker and graduated with a Diploma of Higher Education in Dance and Musical Theatre.

Since graduating Sarah has been a member of the BOP Dance Company directed and choreographed by Dollie Henry, toured the UK with West End Musicals Godspell, My Fair Lady and 42nd Street and recently performed leading roles in Annie and Beauty and the Beast in Dublin and Cork.

Sarah's teaching career started at the Arts Education Saturday School in London and after moving to Ireland she contiued her teaching at a variety of schools around Dublin whist taking her own professional teaching examinations with the IDTA. 

Sarah is currently the Ballet Mistress for the Irish National Youth Ballet Company. She is the principal of her own school in Dublin and is honoured to also be Principal of the Mayo School of Ballet.


Sarah joined the Mayo School of Ballet in January 2014 after the sudden death of Una Donlon. She hopes to continue the quality standard of teaching that Una set and would like to bring Una's plans of expanding the school to life.