Outstanding young person of the year 2017, Sarah-Marie McDevitt is the founder of Pinehill Studios established September 2013 and has developed the venue into a diverse centre which prides itself on offering a wide variety of activities for both adults and young people.
Sarah-Marie began dancing at the age of 4 and has performed in many shows & events throughout her childhood and adulthood. She has always had a passion for dance and always dreamed of owning her own Dance Studio.
Sarah-Marie furthered her education in business, marketing and accounting and later developed a love for fitness. She trained as a Personal Trainer which lead to group fitness activities and the completion of her exercise to music certification. These qualifications opened up an array of options in the dance and dance fitness world. Upon moving to Letterkenny in 2010, Sarah-Marie travelled the county delivering many Zumba classes in Parish Halls and Community Centres and soon visualised the need for an adverse facility to deliver group classes in a bright welcoming environment.
In early 2013 an opportunity appeared locally, which enabled Sarah-Marie to fulfill her dream and open her very own Dance Studio. Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has Highly Commended Pinehill Studios as a Start-up business supporting the arts community in Donegal & Northern Ireland.
As well as setting up a successfull studio giving children & young people the opportunity to develop their talents, Sarah-Marie feels it is important to give back to the community and created an annual chairty event called Dance Addiction which has raised over €30,000 in the last 4 years for various local charities.
Sarah-Marie teaches dance & fitness classes both in Pinehill Studios and in schools in the local Community. She teaches many classes including Hip Hop, Piloxing, Piloxing Knockout, The Mix by Piloxing. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages and levels.
Qualifications:- ACCA Chartered Accountant, FETEC Level 3 Business & marketing, ETM Level 3 Fitness Instructor & PT, UDO qualified Hip Hop Instructor, Elite Star qualification in Piloxing, Piloxing Barre & Piloxing Knockout.The MIX Piloxing.
For more information call +353 86 7900 554
Unit 26, Pinehill Ind., Est., Mountain Top, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal