Irish dancer turned adversity into opportunity with Rinka

After surviving a bad car crash, Sarah Gillespie channelled her energies into showing the next generation how to dance

12th January, 2020
Irish dancer turned adversity into opportunity with Rinka
Rinka is about getting children active through high-energy games

Sarah Gillespie’s career as a competitive Irish dancer was cut short ten years ago by a car crash, but the 33-year-old has put her talents to use by helping children become more active through fun, game-led exercise classes.

The Donegal woman got into dancing as a girl because she was told that the exercise would alleviate her asthma. She went on to compete at world championship level and never considered another career.


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