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About Trinity Ensemble

The Ensemble program is a place for Trinity’s most seasoned and passionate performers to dive deeper into the performing arts, experience unique performance opportunities throughout the year, and act as leaders and role models for Trinity’s younger dancers. 


The essence of the Ensemble program was born in the early 90’s when Mark Howard took a group of his senior Trinity Academy dancers and the band The Drovers to a CIOFF festival in Schoten, Belgium. Right out of the gate, Howard’s unique style of choreography combined with the skills of the dancers led to invitations to festivals around the world. These early journeys helped shape what would ultimately become Howard’s professional Trinity Irish Dance Company, and laid a strong foundation for the ever evolving Ensemble program.


This program is the pinnacle of a Trinity dancer’s performance journey -- providing a place to develop as a performing artist along with immersive dance education and cultural exchange opportunities, all while offering extensive leadership and character building experiences. It is a masterpiece in progress.


The experiences that come from the Ensemble program make up some of the greatest Trinity memories. It is through Ensemble relationships, the growth in rehearsals, mentorship opportunities and performances here in the US and overseas that dancers grow into young adults. The Ensemble program is built to not just develop performing artists, but unique individuals and leaders. Trinity Ensemble dancers are more than just stunning performers, they are well-rounded individuals who act as ambassadors for Irish culture, dance and the ethos and legacy of this organization.

We are thrilled to announce several of our performance opportunities with a sneak peak of the 2024 Ensemble performance schedule! The full performance schedule, with associated casts, will be announced following the Ensemble Audition in January.

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1. Dancers must be born in 2010 (U14 as of January 1, 2024) or older AND be enrolled in the Waterford/Wexford/Wicklow class OR the Province Program.


2. Dancers must be enrolled and participate in TPT as a Trinity Gold dancer for the upcoming performance season.


2024 Ensemble Program Auditions: 

Date: Saturday, January 13th
Location: Elm Grove

Time: 3:00-5:30pm (RETURNING dancers); 6:00-8:30pm (NEW dancers)



How to Register: 

  1. Log into the Class Registration Portal.

  2. Go to the “Classes” button and click on “Find Classes.”

  3. Turn on the switch for “Show me classes at all locations.”

  4. Open the teal button to filter classes:

  5. In Category:

    1. Program: Ensemble 

    2. Class: 2024 Ensemble Audition - New Dancers

    3. Class: 2024 Ensemble - New Dancers

  6. Pick your appropriate class and enroll.

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