Suzanne Braddy, SBT Artistic Director and SBSD Dance Instructor
A native of Savannah, Ms. Braddy began her ballet training with Rosalie Cotler and went on to study on scholarship with the Pennsylvania School of Ballet. Braddy returned to Savannah and danced with the Savannah Ballet Company for ten years under the direction of Karena Brock, a former principal with American Ballet Theatre. Braddy has additionally studied in Cannes, France under Rosella Hightower and recently participated in the Vaganova Method Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1988, Ms. Braddy established her own ballet school and the Savannah Ballet Theatre to which she continues to lend her vision and talent as Artistic Director.
Abby McCuen, SBT Managing Director, Choreographer-in-Residence, and SBSD Dance Instructor
Ms. McCuen received a BFA in Theater with a Dance Emphasis from Valdosta State University in 2007. She joined SBT in 2009 after working for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California. While living in Los Angeles, she studied jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre dance at Millennium Dance Complex and the Edge Performing Arts Center. She has also studied at Steps and Broadway Dance Center in New York City and with Rosella Hightower in Cannes, France. Ms. McCuen teaches jazz at the Savannah Ballet School of Dance and choreographs local high school musicals for St. Vincent’s Academy and Savannah Christian Preparatory School. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and Alpha Psi Omega. Her choreography has won numerous awards at various competitions throughout the Southeast.
Joulia Moisseeva, Guest Choreographer
Ms. Moisseeva graduated from Voroneg School of Ballet from the class of Professor Valitova in 1987. She went on to perform with the Musical Theater of Karelia (Petrozavodsk, Russia). Since 1988, Ms. Moisseeva has performed with the Moscow Festival Ballet, the Kremlin Ballet Company, and the Modern Theater (Ustinad-Laborn, Czech Republic). She has taught and served as ballet mistress at the Center for Dance Education at the University of South Carolina, as ballet instructor at Akron University in Ohio, the Oak Ridge Kingston Ballet Studios, Studio Arts for Dancers in Knoxville, TN, the Lexington Ballet, and Spartanburg Ballet. Ms. Moisseeva has participated in ballet tours to France, Italy, Norway, Austria, China, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United States and has choreographed several ballets including Chopiniana, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Snow Maiden, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Paquita.