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Suzanne Citere

Suzanne Citere is originally from New York City where she studied dance with some of the finest instructors in the country. She moved to Lighthouse Point in 1996 and since then, has been on faculty at Dance Theatre of Parkland, Dance Theatre of Broward and Broward Dance Academy. Suzanne has been a dance educator for 40 years. RealDance was founded in 2003 and has "raised" hundreds of dancers in the community and won numerous regional and national championships.

Suzanne is a graduate member of Dance Masters of America and she graduated from Dance Educator's of America's teacher's training school. She was director of Entertainment for Club Med Inc. for five years and has choreographed extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. Certified to judge dance competitions by the National Dance Council of America, Suzanne judges for such prestigious competitions as the American Dance Awards, Starquest and CanDance.

Her students have performed on Broadway, on television, on cruise lines and in numerous films and national tours.

Realdance graduates have been accepted to dance programs at Pace University, Florida State University, NYU, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, University of Florida and Point Park University. In 2014 RealDance graduate Connor Yockus was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an arts student in the country and Suzanne was named his teacher of greatest influence. In 2013 Suzanne was named an honoree by the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women and subsequently served four terms on the CSW. Along with 4 dear friends, Suzanne is one of the subjects on the book "Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life Changing Decisions" by Dina Roth Port. She actively fundraises for FORCE: Facing Your Risk of Cancer, Empowered and is a women's health advocate in the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community. Suzanne and her family have also been proud residents of Lighthouse Point since 1996 and in 2020, the City of Lighthouse Point it was her honor to be named as a Keeper of the City of Lighthouse Point at it's annual Keeper's Day celebration! She will always have the deepest gratitude for this community and it's support for the art of dance throughout the years.

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