Elyse Transon, TCRG
Elyse started dancing at the age of 5, competing at both the National and International level as a soloist and team dancer. She began her professional career after college with Michael Londra’s show Celtic Fire. Elyse has performed in 8 countries with multiple companies including Gaelforce Dance, Women of Ireland, Disney’s Raglan Road, The American Company of Irish Dance, Irish Dance Theatre and has done multiple tours as the principal dancer, dance captain and choreographer for Rhythm in the Night. In 2014 she obtained her TCRG and has taught workshops, demonstrations and talks all over the USA, Zambia, Italy, Dominican Republic, Columbia & Costa Rica.
In addition to the Academy, Elyse works as Sales & Training Territory Manager for the PC company Lenovo, owns and operates the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company, and performs locally with the Showstopper Dancers & Femme Feroce.
Mary Youssi, TCRG
Mary is a Primary Instructor for the Milwaukee Academy of Irish Dance. She has been an Irish dancer since 1998, reaching Open Championship level and competing both nationally and internationally. She has been an Irish Dance instructor since 2011, and in 2017, she earned her TCRG certification from CLRG.
During the day, Mary is an associate attorney at the Otjen Law Firm, practicing in the areas of medical malpractice defense, general liability defense, and adult guardianship. She is the Assistant Director of the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company.
When not dancing or practicing law, Mary is hanging out with her husband Jobe, cooking, crafting, or watching cooking shows or Hallmark Christmas movies. She is an avid churchgoer, cat-lover, and organizational pro.