Suzanne Clandon with Tap Dance Festival UK Suzanne Clandon

Suzanne is the Executive Producer of the U.K. Tap Dance Festival and originally hails from Wigan, Greater Manchester, U.K. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring back the Tap Dance Festival for a second year, and is excited to blend the students of the North West region with top national and international talent and inspire others to be blended by a wide variety of cultures.

Suzanne Clandon, referred to as ‘Suze’ or ‘Suzy Q’ is a Tap Dancer, Educator, Event Producer and Arts Education Advocate. She now lives in New York City. In 2015/16 Suzanne was the recipient of a prestigeous UK Fulbright Award Scholarship which has allowed her to re-locate to the US in order to continue her studies in Tap Dance whilst also earning a Master’s Degree in Management from the highly acclaimed ‘The New School’ which houses Parsons School of Design.

​Suzanne is a guest Syncopated Lady, and was proud to produce and feature in Syncopated Ladies LIVE in Dubai (May 2015). She also featured in the Syncopated Ladies’ #Formation Video which Chloe Arnold produced and Beyonce so generously posted on her website (March 2016). She also trains and performs with Chloe Arnold’s Apartment 33.
Prior to moving to New York Suzanne lived in Dubai, UAE where she co-founded a non-profit organisation which caters for Dance Education and performances in schools across the UAE. She is passionate about creating opportunities which allow students from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to be immersed in the Arts, in order to further their creativity skills, leadership capacity, and which allow others to be empowered to follow their dreams, passions and own lines of enquiry.
Suzanne considers herself a globally minded citizen and advocate of the Arts in Education and is working towards further shaping society by successfully re-designing current systems of education to better serve and fulfil the potential of its client.

For more information on Suzanne Clandon, visit http://suzanneclandon.com/

 

Our Executive Producer of TDFUK, Suzanne Clandon talks Festivals, Family Culture and Good Vibes! Here we put Suze in the Faculty Spotlight. Read on to see what she has to say…..

 

Suzanne Clandon with Tap Dance Festival UK

 

  How was your experience of the Tap Dance Festival 2017?

It exceeded ALL my expectations and a little bit more. It was wonderful to see over 10 countries represented and I am looking forward to 2018 to growing more and building the community even further.

 

To you, what makes TDFUK different?

There’s a real culture there, a real warmth, a real heart about it that makes it family. We’re creating an extra special opportunity to be exposed to different things and to travel whilst growing the tap dance community, in particular up north, which is amazing!

 

Do you have any upcoming projects which you’d like to share?

I’ve a lot of upcoming projects on the horizon. I don’t want to jinx anything at the moment but there’s more coming soon….

 

Is there any advice you would give to anyone attending TDFUK18, or to any upcoming tappers/dancers?

Keep an open mind – Expect to be surprised – Bring your best self forward – Know that this is a platform for you to explore and create – You should feel like its your home and you can be yourself in our community and you can add freely.

 

What are you most looking forward to at the Tap Dance Festival 2018?

The dream believe achieve workshop that myself and Maud are coordinating. It’s going to help people to really tap into their goals and propel themselves forward. Also the future faculty lab series, which is going to help us find new talent. It’s opening up that platform to explore and create and share with the rest of the community. and promote themselves and develop their skills.

 

And finally, what can we expect from you at TDFUK? Why should we come to your workshop?

A lot of fun! A Good time! Great music! A good vibe ALWAYS!


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