Academy of Irish Dance

Solasta: Irish for brilliant, luminous, light that brings clarity.

Solasta is directed by Caelin Hanna Kennedy.  Caelin began studying Irish Step Dancing at the age of six.  She has trained and competed under various schools including McTeggart School of Irish Dance in Dallas, Southern Academy in Nashville and Maple Academy in the Washington, DC metro area.  In 2010 Caelin qualified for and subsequently competed in the North American Irish Dance Championships and has competed at Nationals over 10 times since then.  Caelin began creating and teaching her own choreography in 1998 and has taught in various capacities since that time.  Caelin is currently studying for her Irish dance teachers license (TCRG).  Once Caelin receives her TCRG, students will be qualified to compete.


Jennifer Wolfe fell in love with Irish music, dance and culture from a young age.  Through junior high and high school, she attended two Irish dance schools in New York, Mary Anne Okeefe's Irish Dance Academy and Boland School of Irish Dance.  From 2008-2010, Jennifer taught Irish step classes with an emphasis on performance at The King's Dancers studio in Upstate New York.  In the fall of 2010, she moved to Mississippi to attend Belhaven University where she met her now husband Chris.  Jennifer now lives in Madison Mississippi with her husband and two children.  She is thrilled to assist Caelin in teaching the children's class at Solasta and have the opportunity to share the beauty of Irish dance with the youth of central Mississippi.