Hilary Cahill

DADA's founding director, Hilary Cahill, has been teaching Speech and Drama for more than 20 years and holds Acting and Teaching diplomas from the Trinity Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London as well as an M.A. in English literature. Hilary runs the drama programme at the school and directs the end-of-year shows. She also works regularly with R.T.É. as a voiceover artist.

Caitriona Ennis

Caitriona is a past pupil of DADA, she graduated from UCD with a BA in English and Drama and an MA in Drama and Performance. Caitriona is also a graduate of Bow Street’s Academy for Screen Acting. She has many theatre credits, recent work includes "Country Girls" (The Abbey Theatre's touring production), "Cuckoo" (Soho Theatre, London)directed by Debbie Hannan,  Dermot Bolger's adaptation of "Ulysses" and Sarah in "Porcelain" both at the Abbey Theatre and "A Holy Show" written and directed by Janet Moran.  Film credits including Martha in "Kissing Candice".  She has been nominated for The Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2016 and 2017.

Sarah McKenna Barry

Sarah is also former student of DADA and joined our teaching staff in 2012.  She received a BA Hons in English with Drama and an MA in English Literature both from UCD.  Sarah trained with Hilde Van Den Bergh, the Centre du Danse du Marais in Paris and most recently the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.  As a dancer, she has performed in Dublin, Paris and Lille with contemporary dance company Le Cheile. This summer Sarah travelled to Switzerland with the dance company MyArt as a dancer in the ballet 'The Watchmaker' - a contemporary fairytale about the value of time.

Michael Verrecchia

Michael began his training with DADA 20 years ago.  He received a full scholarship to the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts where he gained a BA in Musical Theatre.  Since qualifying, he has worked on productions all over the UK including "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and dancing for "West End Bares" and the British Summer Time Festival.  Recently he has been working professionally in the Canary Islands.  We are delighted to welcome Michael back to Ireland and for him to join our teaching staff, his special interests are in Dance and Musical Theatre.

Kate Lynch

Kate has trained with the DADA since she was 7 years old, performing lead roles in many DADA productions including "Coram Boy", "Scuttlers" and "Punk Rock".  After leaving school Kate went on to study in UCD, where she has been very involved with DramSoc both as an actor and director.  She won best Supporting Actress for "Escaped Alone" at the 2018 ISDAs and awarded "Most Comedic Female" 2019 by UCD's DramSoc for "The Importance of Being Earnest".