Susan Kasaic-O’Reilly

Director & Founder

        Susan brings dedication to her studio that is reflected in the quality of her programs and facility.  Her aim is to give all of her students an enjoyable experience and sense of accomplishment at having done his or her best.

      Susan grew up in Burlington, Ontario where her dance training began.  She has taken exams under Canadian Dance Teachers Association (C.D.T.A.) in jazz and tap from primary to elementary grades.  Additionally, Susan learned the art of ballet in the Cecchetti method.  She completed her exams from primary to elementary in Cecchetti as well she passed with honours in her Elementary RAD and Elementary Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing exams.

      Susan continued her training in a more competitive style when she was younger.  She excelled as a competitive dancer receiving numerous awards including Jr. Miss Dance of Canada 1992, a scholarship to Kansas University Dance Program and was the recipient of several scholarships for being the top solo finalist at many competitions.

      Susan moved on to teaching in 1994.  She is a full member of P.A.E.C. (Performing Arts Educators of Canada) and has taught dance in the Toronto, Oakville and Waterloo areas.  Susan attended The National Ballet School Teacher Training Program.  

      Susan has choreographed many award winning routines that have earned her performers many scholarships for outstanding dancing and  numerous awards for her choreography.  Susan's students have had the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people at Half Time Shows and Walt Disney World in Florida.  Students of The Edge School Performing Arts have gone on to be on University Dance Teams, Captain of University Dance Teams, Dance Educators and Choreographers.

       Susan believes that all children are blessed with creativity and love to perform.  She says that The Edge is about more than teaching children to dance.  The Edge is all about building self-esteem from within and developing the artist as an individual.