Angela Hogan T.C.R.G. Centre Front with Dancers of The Knock School of Irish Dance Edmonton Alberta.
Angela Hogan T.C.R.G A.D.C.R.G.
Angela Hogan was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in both Edmonton and Dublin Ireland.
Her parents Ann & Patrick Hogan were born and raised in the Liberties in the heart of Dublin city.
Angela started Irish Dancing in Edmonton when she was 10 yrs. old under the direction of Celia Divine. In her first year she won the “Most Promising Dancer” award and then under the direction of Dolores Gaynor, went on to win over 21 “Open Championships” during her dancing career.
In 1996 Angela opened the Knock School of Irish Dance with just over ten dancers. In 1999 she received her T.C.R.G status.
Today the Knock School boasts over 110 dancers of all ages and levels. Angela’s qualifications, experience and commitment to her dancers at all program levels led to considerable success and in 2008 Angela received her A.D.C.R.G.
Over the years Angela has had over eighteen Western Canadian Championships, third and sixth place in the National Championships and her teams have placed first in Western Canada and in the top three at the National Championships, and in 2013 set a Western Canadian record having one of her dancers place 2nd in the World Championships and her team place 6th.
Each year in June, Angela choreographs and produces Knock School’s annual Dance Drama. The magnificent Winspear Centre is the venue, with just over 800 spectators for this presentation. Featuring every dancer at the school, lights, costumes, music, narration and dance bring to life an Irish tale such as: The Bee, the Mouse and the Bumclock; The Children of Lir; Maureen’s Fiddle; Fair, Brown and Trembling; Guleesh; Grainne O’Malley, the Pirate Queen, Brian Boru – King of Ireland, and Deirdre of the Sorrows.
Angela’s choreography has excited and wowed audiences all over Western Canada.