Rose Fearon, ADCRG
Rose Fearon, ADCRG is one of the co-directors of the Butler-Fearon-
O'Connor School and is the principal teacher in Toronto, Canada as well
as in Orange County and San Diego, California.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Rose Fearon, ADCRG, started Irish dancing at
age six. Her first teacher was Noreen Quinn, from Belfast, who
persuaded Rose to attend the renowned Butler Academy, a highly
competitive school where she flourished.
Three times Rose won the equivalent of the North American National
Championship, and she also placed fourth at Ireland's World
Championships at a time when only three prizes were awarded. When
the regionals were introduced, she danced in two and won both. In
1979, Rose decided to teach and founded Rince na nGael.
Her school has won numerous National Championships and in 1985
took first place in senior dance drama and second place in junior dance
drama at the World Championships in Malahide, Co. Dublin. Her
creative choreography has been shown in movies and on TV, and she
was the chief choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies at
the 1998 Special Olympics held in Toronto.
In 2001, Rose joined schools with her former teacher and mentor, June
Butler. Together they created one of the most successful schools in
North America and around the world. Sadly, in 2003, June Butler passed
away. Rose continued the Butler-Fearon School in Ontario and
branched out to California, where she joined schools with Vincent and
Kathleen O'Connor to form the Butler-Fearon-O'Connor School.
Over the years, Rose has also trained and sponsored numerous
candidates for the TCRG (teacher) and ADCRG (adjudicator) exams.