Originally from Vancouver, Suzanne trained and danced with some of the worlds finest ballet companies from Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, London England’s Dance Centre to Pacific Ballet Theatre (Ballet B.C.)
Suzanne was Ballet Mistress for Ballet BC for 5 years and is the founding director of Ballet B.C.’s Mentor Program under Artistic Director John Alleyne. She has worked as a rehearsal director for James Kudelka, Paul Taylor, Jean Grand Maitre, Reid Anderson, Anna Marie Holmes, Joshua Beamish. She was rehearsal director for Mascall dance under Jennifer Mascall and recently worked with Ballet Kelowna as ballet mistress and rehearsal director under CEO Simone Orlando.
Suzanne has also performed as a lead dancer, singer and actress in professional musicals with the Vancouver Playhouse, Calgary’s Stage West Dinner theatre and several productions for TUTS, MUSSOC and Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. She has guest taught and adjudicated both in ballet as well as Musical Theatre master classes all across Canada for schools and professional companies.
A very creative and innovative choreographer, Suzanne has worked extensively in TV / film, CBC TV specials, Columbia Pictures Promos, fashion shows for hair and clothing designers, dance programs for Canada’s Olympic skaters, numerous UBC Opera productions, Vancouver Opera Galas, Royal City Musical theatre productions, Arts Club theatre, Kay Meeks theatre conservatory productions and Richmond Gateway Theatre musicals, where she won a choreography award for The Music Man.
Suzanne’s passion, enthusiasm, and extensive background in many facets of the performing arts, make her in great demand as a master teacher, choreographer, rehearsal director and adjudicator. She is currently on faculty at Harbour Dance Centre.