Suzanne Clandon, usually referred to as ‘Suze’ or ‘Suzy Q’, is a Tap Dancer, Educator and Event Producer, originally from the UK, who has also performed, taught and produced internationally (www.suzanneclandon.com). She began her training at the Broomfield Academy of Ballet in Wigan, UK where she studied RAD Ballet and BTDA Modern Jazz and Tap Dance. Then later studying commercial styles with Sharmila Dance in Dubai. Suzanne found her passion for teaching in the Tap Dance studio, where she began teaching and choreographing at the tender age of 15.
In 2015 Suzanne relocated from Dubai to New York City where she continued her journey as a Tap Dancer and had the opportunity to work intimately and train with the contemporary Masters of Tap Dance. During this time Suzanne was a company member of International Tap Dance sensation and Emmy nominated Choreographer Chloe Arnold (www.chloearnold.com), Apartment 33 Tap Dance Company (https://www.apartment33.com/company).
Some of Suzanne’s Dancing career highlights include founding Dubai Desert Dance in 2011, performing with Sharmila Dance for HRH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum at The Dubai World Cup (2012), representing the UAE at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Germany (2014) and being chosen as a UK Fulbright recipient (2015). Also producing and performing in Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies LIVE in Dubai (2015), appearing in Syncopated Ladies Tap Dance music video to Beyonce’s #Formation, which was graciously shared by Queen Bey herself and went viral to millions around the globe (2016); performing in front of thousands at The Lincoln Center
Out Of Doors Festival (2017). Since 2017 Suzanne founded and co-produces the UK’s only dedicated Tap Dance convention (TDFUK) ( www.tapdancefestival.uk ), where she brings together Tap Dancers annually from all over the world to educate, inspire and accelerate their journeys as Tap Dancers.
Suzanne’s other professional qualifications include a BA Hons with QTS in teaching from Liverpool John Moores University and a MSc in Organizational Change Management and a Post Masters Degree in Leadership Development from The New School, New York City.