Corda Mor Irish Dance Minneapolis

Welcome to Corda Mor Irish Dance!


Corda Mor teaches Irish dancing to 100 students in Edina, MN. Our dancers compete in competitions across the World and provide stellar entertainment for a diverse variety of venues throughout the Midwest. Make sure to visit our photo gallery to see our dancers in action!


If you are interested in booking Corda Mor to perform at for your wedding reception, concert, party, or other event, please contact Fauna at


If you are interested in enrolling your dancer in our program, please email Andrea at

Fauna Gille, T.C.R.G., Owner & Director


  Fauna is a former championship level dancer and accomplished performer. After qualifying to compete in the World Championships in 2002, Fauna retired from competitive dancing to focus on her teaching career. Since passing her T.C.R.G. examinations in early 2004 Fauna has sent many dancers to the Midwest Regional, North American, All-Irelands, and World Irish dance championships. Fauna loves working with children and enjoys the challenge of motivating them to be the best they can be! 


Cassia Gille, T.C.R.G., Primary Instructor faunabiopic100.jpg

  Cassia is a championship dancer and accomplished performer. She trained, performed, and taught classes at Corda Mor with her older sister Fauna until 2009, at which point Cassia jumped at the opportunity to move to Dublin and train at one of Ireland’s premier dance schools. While in Dublin, Cassia studied under master teachers and choreographers for 6 months, while at the same time traveling to compete and achieve top placements at the All-Ireland, North American Nationals, and World Championships. Having fulfilled her competitive goals Cassia retired from competition and began performing professionally, touring Ireland, Spain, Russia, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands with ‘Rhythm of the Dance’. While on tour Cassia's discipline helped her study for her T.C.R.G. examination, which she successfully passed with honors in December of 2009. In 2010 Cassia continued performing professionally, putting in a six month stint with ‘Celtic Fyre’ before returning to Minnesota and Corda Mor, where she is very happy, as teaching is her true passion! 
    Cassia is also a certified personal trainer and loves sharing her knowledge of fitness, and training with her students. Her drive, enthusiasm, and strong work ethic are all traits that she hopes to pass on to each and every student she works with!

Kailey Shern, Primary Instructor faunabiopic100.jpg

  Kailey began Irish step dancing at the age of five. She has travelled and competed throughout the US receiving distinguished placements at competitions such as the North American National Championships and the Midwest Oireachtas. She is an extremely energetic and diligent teacher and believes first and foremost it is important that the kids are having fun dancing.  



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