Founder and Editor

Nichelle Suzanne is the owner and founder of, which provides valuable advice, information, and resources for dance students, teachers, and parents. She is also a dance writer, covering performance and the dance community in Houston, Texas, and a freelance writer and editor, specializing in web and social content.

About Nichelle (owner/editor)

Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world.

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