Suzanne OLeary

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Suzanne OLeary


Suzanne has choreographed, produced or directed over 200 shows to date. A lover of Musical Theatre and Ballets, she is most at home when working on the stage or behind the scenes. This is why she chose a career that leads her from one amazing project to another. Suzanne’s dance training began at the age of three with the Wexford School of Ballet and Modern Dance; by age ten she had started RAD major training in Dublin and at fifteen had moved to England where she completed her RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern and National Dance majors. While there she gained invaluable stage and TV experience performing with many well known celebrities. Suzanne has received a RAD Ballet teaching certificate, an anatomy degree, a degree in the history of dance and an ISTD associate diploma. On qualifying Suzanne was asked to train Intermediate and Advanced RAD and ISTD in Italy and England. She did so in England for some time and then on her return to Wexford in 1988 continued this training in Wexford, with her students receiving the highest results in Ireland. Suzanne’s students also won many awards and scholarships, 3 of them travelling to the Kirov Ballet School in Russia. Suzanne’s past students have been accepted into English National Ballet School, English National Ballet Company, Laine Theatre Arts, Doreen Bird, Performers, Art Ed, PPA, Elmhurst and many more prestigious colleges in London. At this time 3 of Suzanne’s students are studying Musical Theatre in London. Many of Suzanne’s students have written their own success stories, dancing professionally abroad and opening their own dance schools.

Suzanne has a passion for hard work and achieving only the best in the individual. A firm believer in discipline and preparation, but also a true believer in the love of stage and all the fabulous attributes it brings to a young performer. Suzanne runs the Wexford School of Ballet and Performing Arts in Wexford, Enniscorthy and New Ross.

Suzanne has been resident choreographer with Wexford Pantomime Society since 1989, and has received an honorary award for years dedicated to the Society. She is also an honorary and founding member of the Oyster Lane Theatre Group, with whom she has been resident choreographer since its inception.

Suzanne has worked with numerous musical societies over the years and has been commissioned to choreograph many original scores such as the Children of Lir, The Armed Man, The Dancing Master, Peter and The Wolf, White is the Moon and Dido and Aeneas.

Suzanne has also been nominated for Best Choreographer by the National AIMS Society, and won the award for her choreography on OLTG’s production of Hairspray.

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