My name is Susan Powell. I am the Artistic Director of ECOLE DE DANSE POWELL SCHOOL OF DANCE Inc. I am a classically trained dancer, teacher, and choreographer. With my husband and partner, Anthony Powell, I am a professional ballroom dancer and former Canadian competitor.
ECOLE DE DANSE POWELL SCHOOL OF DANCE INC. of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, is a multi-disciplined dance school. My three daughters, who are all professionally trained dancers, are teachers in the school. Lindsay, Hilary and Ainsley Powell have trained with Rachel Santos in jazz ballet since 2008. She has also choreographed for them for our year-end production.
Rachel is a highly-qualified and accomplished dance professional. To say her work is creative and inspirational is an understatement. Each of her choreographies shines like a well-cut gem. As a dancer, she is high-skilled with exceptional technique. Rachel is a very soft-spoken and caring teacher. Her students admire and respect her. She is very dedicated and hard-working and devoted to her students and to the art of dance. On a personal level, she has also become a friend and a mentor. I would strongly recommend Rachel Santos and Cadance to student dancers wishing to pursue their expertise in jazz ballet.
~ Susan Powell, Artistic Director POWELL SCHOOL OF DANCE