The Sylvia Behan School of Ballet was founded over 30 years ago. Sylvia Behan is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (London) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Sylvia Behan trained in Ireland in Classical Ballet and danced professionally in Ballet, Opera, Musicals and Pantomime. She was appointed Ballet Mistress and Choreographer to the Dublin Grand Opera Society, and was also Choreographer to the Aer Lingus Musical Society for Overseas Productions, along with a number of other musical societies.​

When enrolled in the school, students are given the opportunity to take Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational examinations, presentation classes and class awards. The school has a long history of excellence in examination results, and many students have gone on to dance professionally. The school also has a history of training dance teachers, who have subsequently been awarded Registered Teacher Status of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Students of the Sylvia Behan School of Ballet regularly participate in school productions, along with performances at various events. Over the years, many dancers have been given the opportunity to perform with some of the most prestigious dance companies. Such examples include dancing with Rudolf Nureyev in ‘Coppelia’, and with the Scottish Ballet in ‘the Nutcracker’. In December 2001, 10 students from the school were chosen to dance with the Russian State Ballet in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’.