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About The Instructor


Suzanne Hawkins has been on staff at Oakland University, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble Center for Dance, Institute of Music and Dance (College for Creative Studies), Gotta Dance Studio, Rochester School of Dance, as well as other area schools and studios. She studied both the Cecchetti and Vaganova methods of ballet and has completed teachers' training with Dmitri Roudnev (Ballet Intensive from Moscow), Dinna Bjorn (Norwegian National Ballet), Jurgen Schneider (American Ballet Theater), and Finis Jhung.


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

Teaching Accomplishments

Suzanne's students have been accepted to various Ballet schools, colleges and summer programs, as well as professional employment with the following:

  • American Ballet Theater (New York, Detroit, Alabama)

  • The Juilliard School (Dance Division)

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet

  • Burklyn Ballet Theater (Vermont)

  • Milwaukee Ballet School

  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and International Ballet Ensemble (Michigan)

  • North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Charleston Ballet

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle)

  • American Ballet Academy (NY)

  • Ballet Chicago

  • Ballet Intensive from Moscow (Chicago)

  • Virginia School of the Arts (Lynchburg VA)

  • Joffrey Ballet School (Flint, MI, and New York City)

  • The Nashville Ballet

  • Miami City Ballet

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Houston Ballet

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy (NYC)

  • Boston Ballet

  • Western Michigan University

  • Oakland University (Rochester, MI)

  • Mercyhurst College

  • Butler University

  • Wayne State University

  • University of Michigan

  • Grand Valley State University

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