Sinead Gildea

Sinead Gildea is in her eighth season as Training Company Director for Forum Dance Theatre. She was Co-Artistic Director for Motions Dance Company in Bartlett for many years. Sinead graduated from the University of Iowa, where she was a member of Dancers in Company (the University’s professional touring company) for two years. She was a co-founder and the Executive Director of Impetus Dance Theater, a professional dance company based in Chicago. She has danced with Impetus Dance Theater, Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre, The Cerqua Rivera Art Experience, and has also had the pleasure of dancing for Harrison McEldowney, Eddy Ocampo, Randy Duncan, Jan Erkert, and many more. She was a featured dancer for the Black Orchid Supper Club and Dance Captain for Flirt Cabaret. She has performed in programs on ABC, WGN, and WTTW, in many Chicago dance festivals and benefit performances, and for numerous production companies for commercial and private events.

Sinead currently teaches in the Chicagoland area and has taught master classes throughout the Midwest and has been on staff at Lou Conte Dance Studio. Sinead has choreographed for Impetus Dance Theater, Inaside Chicago Dance, Dance in the Parks, Impulse Talent Group, and Fisher Dance Center’s professional production "The Journalist". She has also choreographed for numerous student performance ensembles, high school orchesis groups, and dance teams. Her choreography for Whitney Young High School was voted Best Choreography by the audience at Dance Chicago 2008’s Dance Slam, and again in 2018, and was also featured on the primetime 20/20 special featuring Michelle Obama. Sinead is thankful to Talent Forum for the opportunity to work with such dedicated and inspiring young artists.


Fall 2023 thru Spring 2024

Class Name Times Dates Level Ages
Lyrical/Jazz 2-5 4:00pm - 4:45pm Mondays, 9/11 - 5/27 2nd - 5th Grade, Beginner 7 - 11
Cross Training 4:45pm - 5:15pm Mondays, 9/11 - 5/27 Advanced, Intermediate, Studio Companies 11 - 21
Forum Training 5:15pm - 7:15pm Mondays, 9/11 - 5/27 Intermediate, Studio Companies 12 - 18
Lyrical Int 3/4 4:15pm - 5:30pm Wednesdays, 9/13 - 5/29 Intermediate 12 - 21
Lyrical Int 2/3 5:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesdays, 9/13 - 5/29 Intermediate 10 - 21
Lyrical Int 4/5 7:00pm - 8:15pm Wednesdays, 9/13 - 5/29 Intermediate 12 - 21
Lyrical Advanced 8:15pm - 9:30pm Wednesdays, 9/13 - 5/29 Advanced 12 - 21