Staff


Founder and Director Kimberly Mikulski

Kimberly Mikulski is the Principal dancer, Founder, Choreographer, and Director of the Motor City Irish Dance Company. She is a professional Irish step dancer with over 22 years experience (both competitively and on-stage) and has owned and operated Irish dance schools in both America and England during the last 16 years. As a teacher, she has enriched the lives of hundreds of students by emphasizing good dance habits over scores and rankings. And as a choreographer, she has created breathtaking group dances (from 2 to 30+ performers) for numerous major stage shows, school recitals, and multi-cultural events. But through her passion as a performer, she has entertained thousands by dancing along side Irish music greats (Eileen Ivers, 7-Nations, Finvarra's Wren, We Banjo 3, to name a few) and on television during FOX2, NBC25, and WXYZ-TV morning shows. Kimberly currently lives in Rochester Hills with her husband, Dariusz, and three young daughters, Amelia, Madeline, and Brea.

Our Team

Jillian Wolf
Instructor

Jillian is an honors student at Oakland University majoring in elementary education. She started dancing at the age of 2 with training in ballet, tap, and liturgical. Irish dance was added to that around the age of 12. Jillian has experience with Irish dance performance, competition (solo and team), choreography, and teaching. In addition to her passion for dance, she also has over 10 years of piano and a few years of guitar in her repertoire of skills. Her students absolutely adore her and we are very blessed to have her on our team.

Elspeth "Elsa" Coats
Office Manager

Elsa has a bachelor of science degree from Oakland University in Management Information Systems from the School of Business. Originally from Grand Rapids, she has lived in the Rochester area since 1986 and loves all things Rochester. She is married with three dogs and works out of her home as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst for a software development company. Elsa joined the MCID family in January 2015 when she took her very first Irish dance class. Since then she has become a vital part of our family as she helps with everything from keeping the books, to ordering supplies and costumes, scheduling performances, responding to emails and phone calls, and maintaining this website.

YOU!
Instructor

CALLING ALL EXPERIENCED IRISH STEP DANCERS........ We have a really fun and rewarding opportunity for you to consider. We are looking for an energetic, motivating and caring individual to join our talented team of brilliant Irish Dance Instructors.

  • Must be at least 17 years of age, with traditional Irish step dance experience.
  • Must have obtained a high level of technical Irish dance ability.
  • Must be comfortable in a positive teaching environment.
  • Must be dedicated and passionate in your approach to educate and develop our students' artistic, social, technical and cultural skills through the discipline of Irish step dance.
This position is open for weekly Saturday morning classes at our brand new fully equipped studio in Rochester Hills, MI. Our new Irish dance instructor will be a leader and mentor for beginner level students ranging in age from 3 years to adult. Additional teacher training will be provided as needed and you will have the full support of our wonderful team. All applications considered. Please submit a cover letter and resume via mail, in person (at the Rochester Irish Connection) or email. Email our studio Director - Kimberly Mikulski at: kimberly@motorcityirishdance.com