Vincent O'Connor, TCRG, ADCRG, SDCRG, is one of the co-directors of

the Butler-Fearon-O'Connor School and is the principal instructor of all

classes in the San Francisco bay area.

Born in Los Angeles, California, of Irish parents, Vincent started dancing

at the age of 7. Over the years, he competed successfully at local

competitions as well as nationally and internationally. He was the

Western US Regional champion for 9 consecutive years from 1977-

1985. He placed 2nd at the North American Irish Dance Championships

in 1982 and has 3 solo top 5 World Championship medals (1982-1984).

Vincent received his teaching credentials in 1986 in Dublin, Ireland, and

taught briefly in Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco in 1994

where he currently resides. He received his adjudicating credentials in

1995 and today judges competitions at local, regional, national and

international levels throughout the United States and Canada, as well

as at competitions around the world. He has also been privileged to

judge at the All-Scotland Championships, the Great Britain

Championships, the Australian National Championships, the New

Zealand National Championships, the All-Ireland Championships and

the World Championships.

In 2010, Vincent was the only North American member of his class

to successfully achieve the acclaimed title of An Scrudaitheoir, SDCRG,

or Examiner of candidates attempting to receive their teaching and

adjudication credentials.

Vincent O'Connor, SDCRG