Suzanne's School of Dance and TUTU TOTS
Your Subtitle text
Teacher Bio's

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 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 Jenny:
Jenny McCabe is a Buffalo born native. She is a classically trained vocalist and has acting, and dance training, under her belt.  Some of those years spent with Miss Suzanne!  Jenny is very active in the Buffalo theatre community and has performed in productions such as Hello Dolly!, Suessical The Musical, Carrie The Musical, Fancy Nancy, The Crucible, The Bald Soprano, Rent, Company, and Elephant & Piggie, amongst others. Jenny will be seen next in the Theater in the Mist's 2017 production of Beauty and The Beast as "Belle". Jenny absolutely loves sharing her knowledge of the stage with her students and seeing the growth of character work from start of the dance season to end.  Her favorite lesson to teach is integration of character development into movement and letting that character work blossom to create a theatrical dance experience.

Miss Keri: Keri Rider began dancing with Miss Suzanne at 3 years old. She continued to study under Miss Suzanne into high school, focusing on ballet and jazz, while also participating in varsity cheerleading. Miss Keri began teaching 14 years ago in 2003 in the Philadelphia area. She has studied dance and instructed further in Saratoga Springs eventually landing home at SSD. During this time, she taught instructional and competitive classes to students ages 3 to adult. Her competitive classes achieved platinum awards and choreography recognition. In addition to teaching dance to children and adults over the years, Miss Keri has coached cheerleading at both a youth all-star level and a high school level receiving numerous first place awards for team performance and choreography. She trained in all forms of dance.  Her love and passion for the art is equal to the love she has for her students.