5678 Irish Dance

Sharing the love of Irish Dance, music and culture since 2012

Amy Bowman

From ballet and tap at the age of 3, to starting Ballroom and Belly Dancing in her early 20′s, Amy has always had a passion for dance. After trying Irish Step Dance at the age of 12, she was hooked!  In 2014, Amy moved to Logan, Utah to train and compete in Irish Dance under Comerford School of Irish Dance, before finally retiring her competitive career in Irish Dance in the Fall of 2015.  She currently manages the performances, marketing, finances, and dance choreography for both locations while attending school at Utah Valley University.

Brittinei Nielsen

-Idaho Location Director

Brittinei has been dancing for over 13 years and loves it to this day!  You can't get more Irish than this girl from the stickers on her car to her enthusiasm for life in general!  Graduating in 2016 with her degree in Early Childhood Education, she is the perfect person to lead our group!  In addition to enrollment and costuming, Brittinei took over as our Idaho Location Director from 2014-2016 and ran nearly all classes and performances!  Her creative thinking allows her to tackle any and all tasks or problems that arise for her or the group.

Becca Mathias-Idaho Instructor

Becca has been Irish dancing competitively for twelve years now, and teaching for eight. Her biggest accomplishment was placing 10th at the Western Region Oireachtas in Sacramento, California. While working as a librarian by day, Becca still actively pursues her dream of Irish dance. She continues to practice when time permits, and hopes to continue to spread the love of Irish dance in the Boise area. Becca teaches the hard shoe classes, from the beginners up to the advanced dancers, and choreographs new hard shoe performance pieces for the dancers.

Kolby Renspurger

-Instructor

Kolby started Irish Dancing at the age of 6, and has since then worked his way up to the highest levels of competitive Irish Dancing. His accomplishments consist of qualifying for the Western Region Oireachtas five times, the North American Championship three times, and the World Championships three times where he placed 39th out 47 at his last Worlds competition. Retiring after the 2015 World Championships, Kolby has been tirelessly working at his studies.  With more than 13 years of experience in Irish Dance and his attention to detail, he makes a great instructor!