About Me

Known throughout her community of “Teacher Suzan,” she more than earns that title through her dedication to the performing arts. Acting as the sole proprietor of The Cultural Arts Studio for the past 25 years, Suzan Richards strives to preserve and share the Afro Caribbean culture. Through a variety of classes working your dexterity, she wants to energize your body and soul through the art of dancing. Everyone has a story to tell through the power of movement, regardless of age, size, or disability. Come tell us your story.

Her Training

Suzan started her journey in the performing arts at the age of 4. After her parents enrolled in
classical ballet classes at the local community centre, she went on to train in formal dance at
The Montreal Jazz Dance Academy.This gave her the opportunity, including touring with
South African singer Lorraine Klassen, one of Canada's top world beat performers and Tandie
Klassen, a South African singer and anti-apartheid activist.After this experience, Suzan’s fervor
in cultural artistic roots through dance grew. She’s introduced her style of dance through
various schools and community programs in the Ottawa/Outaouais region. She is currently a
professional artist with MASC (Multicultural Arts In Schools & Communities).

Artistic Accomplishments

Suzan started her journey in the performing arts at the age of 4. After her parents enrolled in
classical ballet classes at the local community centre, she went on to train in formal dance at
The Montreal Jazz Dance Academy.This gave her the opportunity, including touring with
South African singer Lorraine Klassen, one of Canada's top world beat performers and Tandie
Klassen, a South African singer and anti-apartheid activist.After this experience, Suzan’s fervor
in cultural artistic roots through dance grew. She’s introduced her style of dance through
various schools and community programs in the Ottawa/Outaouais region. She is currently a
professional artist with MASC (Multicultural Arts In Schools & Communities).

Contact Us

613-863-3493

7-149 King George Street

Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2

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