Welcome! Sunday 4/21/2024     6:13 PM  

Our Instructors

Suzanne Semans

Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Pre-school

Lyndsay Del Rio Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Competition

More about our Instructors:

Suzanne Semans began her studio in 1967, in the Memorial, West Houston area.  She trained in Houston under Patsy Durante, Maxine Asbury, Vezee Edwards and Cecil Pickett.  She was a member of the Houston Civic Ballet and a dancer with the Houston Grand Opera.  She choreographed ballets for the Houston Civic Ballet and City Ballet as well as taught summer workshops in the Houston area.  She continued her training in New York with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Company.  Suzanne also worked with several musical theatre companies in and around the New York area.

Since opening her studio she has had two musical theatre companies, "The Top Hats" and "Doin What Matters," of which she was the artistic director.  The "Doin What Matters" company was the first musical theatre company to perform in the new Hobby Zilka Hall.  She has had two studios in Houston, one in Dallas and has taught in New York and Europe.

Lyndsay Del Rio has studied dance for over 25 years.  She studied primarily at Abbott’s Performing Arts Center in Houston for 16 years, under Miss Paula Abbott and Kristen Belknap Vickers and was a part of the teaching staff for 4 years. Also, Lyndsay studied at Cypress Academy for 8 years.  Miss Lyndsay was also an 11-year member of the Abbott’s dance competition team.  She was awarded Miss Starbound in 2004-2005 and “Future Star Award” from Dance Spirit Magazine in 2005.  Miss Lyndsay attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston for two years where she was a dance major, then graduated from Cypress Falls High School.  Lyndsay has performed in three musical performances at the Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) between 2003-2005 including Brigadoon, A Chorus Line, and Singin’ in the Rain. After high school in 2005, she went to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as entertainer/dancer.  Then, she attended Sam Houston State University, graduated with honors in December 2009 with a BFA in Dance.  While at SHSU, she received the prestigious Mary Ella Montague Scholarship for outstanding Dance Major.  During her spare time or lack there of, she performs with a modern/fire dance company called ChinaCat Productions. She started a competition team 10 years ago at Suzanne Semans Studio and can't wait for more years to come. 


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