Angelina was born and raised in Lancaster County and began Irish dancing when she was 4 years old. Her dancing journey began with the Coyle School where she reached Preliminary Championships and enjoyed weekly lessons. Heartbroken, Angelina had to stop dancing due to a lack of transportation. In her late teens her older sister, Crystal, moved back to PA and opened Hooley. This made it possible for Angelina to start training again with her sister as her teacher. By 2011 Angelina had moved up into the top competitive level of Open Championships and continued on to compete at North American Championships, World Championships, and All Irelands before obtaining her TCRG certification. Angelina is married to Justin who is the owner and instructor at Ephrata Martial Arts. They have two daughters, Ember and Becca, who attend both Irish dance and martial arts classes.
Passed TCRG examinations in May 2015
Black belt in Kung Fu and Kickboxing
CPR/AED/First Aid certified through American Red Cross
As a senior lady dancer:
18th place at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships
27th place at the North American Championships
3rd place 4-hand team at the Mid-Atlantic Regional
Championships two years in a row
Hooley’s first world qualifier
Competed at Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne (World Championships) in 2013 and 2014
Opened and led the Reading branch location for 7 years at the World Championships
Stepped down to be a resource parent for children in foster care
Angelina teaches classes at both Hooley and Ephrata Martial Arts. She administrates the family martial arts business. Angelina enjoys homeschooling her girls, spending time with her family, going to the gym as well as sewing, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts.
Angelina wants to help students find joy and confidence through dancing as they work towards their personal goals. She aspires to obtain her ADCRG and travel with her sister in order to judge Irish dance competitions together.