Suzanne's School of Dance and TUTU TOTS
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Teacher Bio's

Miss Erica:  Erica Grazioplene started dancing at 3 yrs. old. Studied ballet, pointe, jazz, and tap.  Erica was a teacher assistant for 2 years and was selected for competition team at 7 yrs. old where she competed until she was 15 yrs. old.  Erica joined Suzanne's School of dance as a student and assistant at 16yrs old.  She rejoined the SSD family and started teaching for Miss Suzanne in 1999 as well as taking classes from Miss Suzanne to continuing her dance education with a total of 23 years of dance experience.  Erica has been teaching at Suzanne's School of Dance for 10 years.  Erica uses her 4 years of Batavia High varsity football cheerleading experience as well as her appearances in cheer competitions in the classes that she teaches.

Miss Kristen - Kristen Gauer started dancing at five years old, and has been dancing at Suzanne's School of Dance since age seven.  She later became an assistant teacher at thirteen and once graduated, became a teacher for Suzanne.  She has been teaching sense 2009 as well as taking classes.  She currently is enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Buffalo State College to become a kindergarten teacher, as well as taking dance classes to further her knowledge.

Miss Vickie: Vickie Chatley started dancing at Suzanne’s School of Dance at the age of three and continued to dance there until she graduated from Notre Dame High School. She continued her passion and minored in dance at SUNY Geneseo in addition to her business administration degree. Vickie was a member and choreographer of Orchesis Dance and the Geneseo Dance Ensemble for four years. She was also a student assistant dance director and participated in the American College Dance Festival Association. Vickie has studied all forms of dance including ballet, jazz, pointe, modern, and hip hop. In addition, she has incorporated her 4 years as an ND varsity basketball cheerleader in teaching cheer dance. Vickie began teaching for Miss Suzanne in 2009 and continues to take classes to further her dance education.

Miss Stacy: Stacy Zawadzki-Janusz is Lecturer faculty at
Niagara University. Stacy is the Owner/Director of the ZPAC Company. She is also an independent Director/Choreographer
for many local Production Companies, local and New York City Productions, a theatre and Dance Adjudicator, and a Fitness Assessor/Instructor with BWI Health and Promotions.
She received MFA-Magna Cum Laude from the University of Buffalo. Stacy has been a member of the Buffalo Contemporary Dance Company, Marie-Christine Giordano Dance
Company, where she was reviewed in The New York Times, Alpha Omega Dance Company, New Dance Collective Dance Company
Professional credits include: Sandra D. in “Grease,” the Hyena Ed in the “Lion King,” Dancer in “Pocahontas" in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, a dancer in the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show in the British Virgin Islands, a principle dancer in "Aida and Carmina Burana,” a dancer in "Chess," and "Anything Goes" in Buffalo, a dancer in the Dvd productions “Jazzmania”, a dancer at World Veteran Games
and World University Games. She was honored from the New York State Tany’s Theatre Association, Artie awards and Kennys Awards for her choreography. She has choreographed at SUNY Buffalo, Canisius College, Brooklyn College, and Niagara University Dance Theatre. Stacy and ZPAC Company have been scouted for
a private audition for the TV Show “America’s Got Talent.” Stacy’s concepts and choreography has also been aired and seen on the “X Factor”, “Dance Mom’s Season 3,4, and 5”, and Carnival Cruise Line “Ecstacy”. Stacy currently can be seen as a soloist on a commercial demo spot aired by the TCT network and can be viewed on its local affiliate, WNYB TV 26.