Suzanne Hawkins

In addition to Gotta Dance, Suzanne taught at Oakland University and was the Ballet Master for the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble in Rochester Hills, MI. She has studied both the Ceccetti and Russian methods of ballet. Suzanne has also taken teachers' training programs with the American Ballet Theater, National Ballet School of Canada, Norwegian National Ballet, Ballet Intensive from Moscow, and Finis Jhung.

Her students have been accepted to summer programs and gained professional employment with the American Ballet Theater, The Julliard School (NY), Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Ballet School, Milwaukee Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts, Boston Ballet, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and International Ballet Ensemble among others. Many Gotta Dance ballet students have been invited to perform with professional ballet companies in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and other other productions at the Detroit Opera House.

Suzanne is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Suzanne is the proud mother of two children - Danielle (a former Gotta Dance student and now a Doctor), and Chris, now an engineer.