After completing a BA Hons Degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at UCD, Dearbhla ignited her love of poetry and theatre but was certain that she wanted to pursue a more physical career path.
Dearbhla began dancing at a young age. That passion stayed with her throughout her life, playing an active role in the UCD Dance Society and performing as a lead soloist with the Monica Loughman Ballet Company.
Dearbhla decided to combine her love of movement and health. She completed the QQI Certificate in Nutrition and the EQF Level 4 National Qualification in Exercise and Health at the National Training Centre.
Shortly after passing her exams, Dearbhla was offered an internship at Platinum Pilates and the rest is history. Since then, Dearbhla has gone on to further her qualifications with the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult, the National Qualification in Pre & Post Natal Exercise, the teaching certificate in Progressing Ballet Technique, and Polestar Gateway Reformer Pilates.
For Dearbhla, dance and fitness are about self-care and mental health. She hopes to give clients the same feeling of release that dance gives her.
At Thrive Festival Dearbhla will conduct a Cardio Barre class. It combines her love of dance and fitness to bring you a fast-paced energetic session. No dance experience is required but the class is high energy with impact and jumping.