suki2Suki Turner

Suki started dancing at the age of three and attained her dance teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap, National and Latin-American dance in Altrincham, Cheshire.

After graduating she danced professionally, touring Europe and Africa. On her return to the UK she taught dance and movement as a freelance at some of the top UK Drama Schools, and many dance schools in England, as well as adjudicating many regional dance competitions. Suki joined the permanent staff at the Bird College of Performing Arts, where she obtained her Licentiate Diploma.

As well as being Director of Centre Stage Dance and Drama, Suki is also Head of Dance and Drama at Danes Hill School in Oxshott, Surrey, a leading independent Prep school.

Under her record label Dancemusic, Suki produces tapes and CDs for Tap Dancing. Dancemusic was commissioned by the ISTD to provide music for all their Tap Grade Examinations.

Suki’s professional work has been varied. Her Choreographic credits include Pantomimes, Old Thyme Music Hall, Oklahoma, The Wizard of Oz, Much Ado About Nothing (Nuffield Theatre), Three Cheers for Mrs Butler (Polka Theatre) amongst others. Suki has performed as an actor as well as a dancer in shows such as The Boyfriend, No No Nanette, Mack and Mabel, Stepping Out, Cider with Rosie, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wizard of Oz, as well as in Christmas Pantomimes. As an assistant choreographer she has worked on many shows including Hello Dolly & Bugsy Malone in the West End, HMS Pinafore, Gypsy – and the films The Return of the Jedi, Absolute Beginners, and Privates on Parade.

Suki Directs and Choreographs local charity dance performances, she Produces regular holiday courses for Centre Stage and an annual Musical Theatre Course.

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