Suzanne Kakouris - Owner

   Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro/Tumbling, SDC Team


Suzanne Kakouris has owned and operated SDC for 30 years and has always had a passion for dance and teaching children. She grew up dancing at The Gold School with her mentor the late great Sherry Gold where she assisted at the studio and was a Sherry Gold Dancer in her Company, performing throughout New England in many show’s, as well as touring with DMA, as one of Sherry’s dancers. 

Suzanne had numerous titles and many accomplishments with Competitions on the National level as a dancer, as well as studying At Boston Ballet.  She grew as a dancer because of Diane Kelley Luigi, Gus Giordano, Fred Knect, Linda Gache, Frank Hatchett and other greats. She was a member of DTCB and received RAD training and Certification.  Suzanne also attends numerous teacher’s conventions and workshops every year in her continued efforts to always grow.  Suzanne has received many choreography awards, as well as Judged and adjudicated throughout the country for dance competitions. She was the lead dancer and dance captain when she worked professionally for Busch Gardens in Williamsburg Virginia where she appeared in many commercials and industrial shows.

Suzanne pride’s herself on being a dance educator and teaching solid technique. Many of her students have gone on to dance professionally in Disney, Busch Gardens, Cruise Lines & Ballet Companies. Some of her students have also gone to prestigious Universities and Colleges to Major in Dance, Minor in Dance or be active in Dance in Collegiate Dance Teams, and dance with Dance Clubs. Several former students have gone on to become teachers and Choreographers.

Suzanne is known for her personal attention to each and every student’s needs, making them all feel Special & Loved. She is a proud mom of four boys and juggles a family and her SDC Family with complete joy, compassion and love. She truly feels blessed and feels luck to do what she loves for a living.