Pender-Keady was founded in 1999 by regional and national champions Erin Pender-LeVine and Kathleen Keady, both certified teachers and adjudicators with An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland. Their individual dancing careers include Top Three World Irish Dancing Championship placements as well as roles in the Broadway version of Riverdance. Keady was also a member of the original cast of Lord of the Dance.
Kathleen Keady, ADCRG, said, ""We had a great Oireachtas at Pender Keady Academy; with 15 World qualifiers, 4 girls who won their championships, and 32 National qualifiers, it was a great weekend. We also had great results with our teams and traditional sets, so overall it was a very successful Oireachtas for us! "