Paddy has been teaching here in Houma since 1973. She is a member of the Louisiana Dance Masters Organization and Dance Masters of America, a prestigious organization of dance teachers that art certified by test to teach.

Paddy judged the Louisiana Dance Masters Scholarship Auditions in New Orleans for numerous years.

Her dance competition company which was organized over twenty years ago, has received top overall awards in both Regional and National finals. Paddy’s competition groups received numerous Overall High Score Awards at competitions that they have participated in. They also have been Lyrical Excellence, Entertainment, Teachers Choice, Best Precision, and Best Choreography.

She is also a choreographer for three of Houmas’ Carnival Clubs: Krewe of Houmas, Krewe of Hyacinthians, and Krewe of Hercules.