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Co-Directors: Bobby and Patty Suto

PATTY SUTO
is formerly a principal dancer with the NATIONAL BALLET OF MARYLAND. She has toured in Dracula "The Ballet" and performed with the Arlington Dance Theatre. She holds both the CECCHETTI COUNCIL of AMERICA (CCA) and ISTD MAESTRO ENRICO CECCHETTI’S DIPLOMAS and also is a Fellow and Permanent Examiner in the CCA. She has studied and danced with the IMPERIAL SOCIETY OF TEACHERS OF DANCING in London, England. PATTY has earned her B.A. DEGREE IN DANCE from the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. She has performed such roles as Merta in “Giselle”, Princess Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty” and Snow Queen and Sugar Plum in “Nutcracker”, as well as the "Sugar Rum Cherry" in the Duke Ellington verison of the "Nutcracker." PATTY has taught and performed professionally since 1976.

 
 

BOBBY GENE SUTO
is a Theatre Arts Champion, winning the 1989 and 1990 GRAND NATIONALS AND IMPERIAL BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIPS. Bobby Gene is a Fellow in the CECCHETTI COUNCIL OF AMERICA (CCA) and holds her CCA ADVANCED TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE as well as the NADTA ASSOCIATE and MEMBER AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM TEACHERS’ DIPLOMAS. BOBBY GENE is a graduate with a B.A. DEGREE IN DANCE from the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. She has appeared on the “DANCE FEVER” TV SHOW and danced one year at “LES VIOLINS” nightclub in Miami, Florida. BOBBY GENE competed in INTERNATIONAL-STYLE LATIN BALLROOM DANCING from 1982 to 1996. She has taught and performed professionally since 1972.