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Guest Artist Suzanne Ouellette
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Suzanne is originally from Vancouver and she 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 with James Kudelka, Paul Taylor, Jean Grand Maitre, Reid Anderson, to name a few. Most recently she was the Senior Ballet / pilates teacher of the professional training program at the Richmond Academy of Dance, where she also started the award winning Musical Theatre Program.
Suzanne has also performed as a lead dancer, singer and actress in professional musicals with the Vancouver Playhouse, Calgary’s Stage West’s ”Nunsense”, and several productions for TUTS, MUSSOC and Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. She has guest taught and adjudicated ballet and Musical Theatre all across Canada for schools and professional companies.
A very creative and innovative choreographer, she has set many award winning solos and ballets for her students as well as CBC TV specials, Columbia Pictures Promos, Fashion shows for hair and clothing designers, dance programs for Canada’s Olympic skaters, numerous UBC Opera Department’s productions, Vancouver Opera Galas, Richmond Gateway Theatre musicals, as well as feature films for Showtime and numerous TV Series for the Fox Network, all are among her extensive TV/FILM credits.
Suzanne’s passion, enthusiasm, and extensive background in many facets of the performing arts, make her in great demand as a teacher, choreographer, rehearsal director and adjudicator.