Suzanne Ouellette
Actor, Dancer, Choreographer
UBCP | ACTRA | CAEA
“With the eyes of a ballet mistress and the heart of an actress, Suzanne helps develop strong well rounded artists.”
– Chelsea Preston, musical theatre actor

Suzanne is well-known in the Canadian Dance and Theatre community, having performed on stage and screen as an actor, dancer and singer for over 30 years. She is a master ballet teacher, a stretch and body conditioner for dancers and actors, as well as an established choreographer, in Ballet and Musical Theatre.

Her lengthy career began in Europe where she pursued her artistic development with some of the worlds finest ballet companies. Training in Portugal with Anna-Marie Holmes, then London England’s Dance Centre, Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and finally with Vancouver’s Ballet British Columbia, where she became their ballet mistress & rehearsal director.

Recognized as a strong dancer endowed with a fine sense of theatricality, Suzanne went on to theatre school to train as an actor and performed in numerous musicals at Rainbow Stage, Stage West Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars and touring Canada in the role of Connie for the first Canadian production of A Chorus Line. On television, she has appeared in The Beachcombers, IZombie and most recently the film Starstruck- A Cinderella Story, as well as numerous commercials.

As a choreographer, Suzanne has worked for CBC, WB TV’s “My guide to becoming a Rock Star” with Oliver Hudson, and the film “Frankie and Hazel” starring Mischa Barton and Joan Plowright. Numerous fashion shows, artistic programs for Olympic level ice skaters and International ballet competiitors. Recent theatre work includes assistant director and choreographer for Royal City Musical Theatre, UBC Opera, Vancouver Opera, Richmond Gateway Theatre, Metro Theatre and the Arts Club Theatre. She is the recipient of the 2016 Ovation Award and 2019 CTC Award, both for best choreography of a musical.

Suzanne continues to share her passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts, working with many professional companies and studios as a master teacher, rehearsal director, choreographer as well as adjudicating dance competitions in classical ballet, lyrical, contemporary, stage and musical theatre.