Meghan Torno, TCRG/ADCRG, the owner/director and principal instructor of the Meghan Torno School, is second-generation Irish and grew up in a family surrounded by Irish music and dance. She started Irish dancing at age 3 and quickly moved up the competition ranks, reaching the Open Championship level in her early teens. Meghan traveled extensively throughout her competitive years, retiring from the competitive world while attending St. Louis University. She still continued performing throughout her college years, having performed with various well-known Irish groups that include The Chieftains, Boys of the Lough, Johnny McEvoy, Frank Patterson, Cherish the Ladies, Eileen Ivers, and Natalie MacMaster. In May of 2005, Meghan graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Along with being a certified Irish dance teacher and adjudicator, Meghan is also an accomplished Irish musician. She has won numerous awards and recognition playing her Irish Whistle and flute, including winning various first-place awards at the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil, which is the Irish music championships, qualifying her to compete at the World Championships in Ireland. Because of Meghan’s extensive Irish dancing career, which spans over 25 years, and along with the tutelage and training she received from world-renowned instructors, she continues to pass on the same standard of excellence, instruction, and compassion she received throughout her years to her students.