New owner of Rince Na Chroi Irish Dancers


Siobhan George is the new owner and director of the Saint Paul-based Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers (312 Hamline Ave. N). George had served as the school’s interim director since February after founder Katie Stephens-Spangler passed away following a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Siobhan attended Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul before pursuing a career in dance. She is also a licensed real estate agent for Edina Realty. Siobhan and her husband, Derwin, live in Minneapolis with their son, DJ. Derwin will share ownership duties and assist with the organization’s finances and administration.
Rince na Chroi (pronounced rink-a na cree and Gaelic for dance of the heart) was founded by Stephens-Spangler in February 2003. Rince na Chroi boasts over 150 dancers – one of the largest Irish dance schools in the upper Midwest – who average 100 performances a year.


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