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Suzanne Tudor

Dance

Suzanne Tudor was born in South Carolina where she began dance lessons at the age of 3, following in her sister’s footsteps. Suzanne quickly rose through the ranks of her Ballet company and she began to seek more professional exposure in her region. She traveled to dance with the Carolina Ballet in Columbia, under the direction of Margaret Foster and then moved on to the South Carolina Ballet Theatre in Charleston, under the direction of Stanley Zampakos formerly of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. At the age of 16 Suzanne was accepted to the North Carolina School of the Arts. Suzanne was awarded the Dance Masters of America Scholarship and continued her training in New York City. She went on to dance with the Washington Ballet under the Direction of Mary Day. Suzanne has appeared as a guest artist with the Concert Dance Company, The Annapolis Ballet, The Maryland Ballet, The Fredericksburg Ballet and the South Carolina Dance Theatre. She and her Pas de deux partner appeared as guest artists with many companies as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in Nutcracker performances. While in the District of Columbia, Suzanne also taught Ballet at the prestigious Madeira School for Girls and was the Artistic Director of the Fredericksburg Ballet in Virginia for 4 years. She also worked closely with Rajdenko Pavlovich of the American Ballet Theatre and Patricia Miller, a fellow South Carolina native who retired from the Joffrey Ballet. Suzanne is now a resident of Fleming Island where she was the owner of Clay Academy of Dance Arts. After 13 years, Suzanne closed her business and began teaching at Wehner’s School of the Arts in 2014.