About Us

Meet The Instructors

Sandra Inniss, TCRG

Sandra Sullivan T.C.R.G. is a CLRG certified solo and team dance instructor as of 2015. She is New Mexico's leading resident Irish Dance Instructor. Under her instruction, New Mexico has had multiple National and World Qualifiers. In her tenure as dancer and creditor , she has enjoyed an extensive competitive career including 2nd at the Western Region Championships, 12th at the North American Irish Dance Championships, and recalling at the World Championships. Sandra has enjoyed performing with many groups and musicians including: The Chieftains, Gaelic Storm, and Paddygrass. She also enjoys acting and singing and has performed in on-stage productions of “Throughly Modern Millie,” “Disco Inferno,” and renditions of "Phantom of the Opera." Sandra always dreamed of becoming a dance teacher ever since she started her dancing career in 2000. Her motivation is to share the passion of performance, athleticism, and hard work through the artistic platform of Irish Dance and the Brightburn Academy community.

Kate Padilla

Kate started Irish Dancing as an adult, after her first child was born, as a "break" from mothering.  She continued dancing through pregnancies, toddlers, and homeschooling!  Kate danced as a Champ level dancer, competing both locally as well as at the Western Region Oireachtas, as both a soloist and Ceili Team dancer.  She has five children, all of whom have danced at one point, as well as a Master's in School Social Work.  Both her dance and life experience help her to instruct both young dancers and adult dancers.