Instructor and Social Media Chair
Kimberly joins the group with her daughters Taylor, Kaydence, Alexis, and Cassidy. She has 4 years with the club and began dancing shortly after her eldest 2 daughters joined the group. In addition to helping teach, she serves as the social media chair for the board.
Instructor and Treasurer-Elect
Sheri is a founding member of the Louisville Irish Dancers, beginning her dance journey prior to that. A talented violinist and dancer, Sheri is involved in a local Irish Band (The Derby Boys) as well as in our dance group. She currently helps to teach both our beginner and advanced classes, and dances with her family- Husband Tim, and daughters Aimee and Bria. Sheri also serves on the board as our club treasurer.
Meet our Instructors and Board Members!
Instructor and Communications Chair- Hannah Krieger
Hannah Krieger started Irish dancing when she was 7 years old at McClanahan School of Irish Dance. She danced competitively with them for 8 years. In college, she helped choreograph two Irish dances for the school's play Ireland's Greatest Export. Hannah joined the Louisville Irish Dancers in January 2016. She enjoys the camaraderie of the group, participating in performances, and learning new dances. Hannah now assists with teaching and is currently trying her hand at choreography. She is also our Communications Chair and is our point of contact for booking performances. She can be reached via our group email at LouisvilleIrishDancers@gmail.com
Instructor and Secretary
Lilias joins the group with 12 years of Irish Dance experience. She has danced with schools in other parts of the country before settling in the Lousiville area. She serves as an instructor and as the secretary for the board.
Treasurer, Former Instructor, and Founder:
Shannon La Plante Huelsman
Shannon began taking Irish Step Dancing lessons in 1999 at the age of 18 with the O’Riada School of Irish Dance in Kansas City, Missouri. She then moved to Lexington, Kentucky in the fall of 2000 and began dancing with the Lexington Irish Dancers. She continued with the Lexington Irish Dancers until 2012 when moving to Louisville and having a family proved too much to continue the weekly commute for classes. She danced informally with local dancers in the interim and in January 2013 formed the Louisville Irish Dancers as the sister school to the Lexington Irish Dancers. Shannon's "day job" is working as a Physician Assistant family practice provider in the Audubon area. Due to injury she is unable to continue dancing with us for a time, but continues to support the group in other ways.
Shannon and her husband Christopher have been married for 12 years. She has four boys, Aidan, Robert, Justin, and Luke.
Louisville Irish Dancers