Sinead Gildea

Sinead Gildea is in her fourth season as Training Company Director. She is also currently Co-Artistic Director for Motions Dance Company in Bartlett. 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.