Patricia-Ann Silver DeFiccio, CCT & CPT

An award wining Irish Dancer and choreographer. She started her dancing career over ten years ago with the
Mahoney School of Irish Dance, under Irish Dance Teacher, Maureen Mahoney (TCRG). Ms. Silver has had the opportunity to perform throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in the PA Renaissance Faire's Celtic Fling,ia in the PA Renaissance Faire's Celtic Fling, The Fringe Festival, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Constitution Center, Ocean Citys First Night, Resorts and Ballys Casino, as well as in Irish Festivals and parades.

In 2002, Patricia began teaching Irish Dance. Since then, her dancers have performed throughout southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Over the past several years, dancers from the Mist of Ireland school have competed in
feiseanna and have won numerous titles.

During the 2007-2008 academic year, she attended the attended the Delaware Community College Irish Dance Certification Program. She has also attended master classes, including those taught by Collin Dunne, seeking to expand and increase her range and breadth of Irish Dance experience and abilities.

Ms. Silver is a founding member of the North American Irish Dance Federation (NAIDF), where she is also serves as the Co-Chair.

In April 2009, she was awarded Certified Ceili Teacher (CCT) and Certified Performance Teacher (CPT) certifications, through NAIDF. She is continuing her certification efforts to pursue her Master Irish Dance Teacher 1 certification
(MIDT 1).