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.

16 Performance Habits That Guarantee A Great Show

Backstage, every dancer must do their part to make sure a performance runs smoothly. These 16 behind-the-curtain habits should be as much a part of your routine as the choreography.

How One Dance Studio Is Promoting Healthy Body Image

All That Dance studio tells us about Love Your Body Week at their studio and how they are helping students develop a greater appreciation for their bodies while encouraging teen leadership.

Combining Barre & Burlesque: An Interview With CABARRET’s Creatrix

CABARRET combines ballet barre with a fitness twist and burlesque dance in one workout. Learn about the program’s creatrix, Nicole LaBonde and the online teacher training program.

Tips To Improve Your Split Leaps

What better day to work on improving your “split leaps” than Leap Day? Here are 10 tips to help dancers soar every day of the year.

Picking The Perfect Summer Dance Program

Students from Houston Ballet Academy and the school’s director, Shelly Power share tips and advice on picking a summer dance intensive that’s the perfect fit.