Sue Hill established the Susan Hill School of Dancing in 1982. Teaching over 400 pupils per week the school opened its own premises with a shop, Bath Dancewear, in Fortescue Road in 2005. With adult and children classes available from 18 months old, the Susan Hill School of Dancing currently runs 49 classes per week from the Victoria Hall in Radstock. Past students from the Susan Hill School of dancing are currently working professionally as dancers and actors across the UK, Europe and America.
Sue created a specialist sixth form college, BDC Theatre College, for performing arts students in 2012 and relocated to the Victoria Hall in 2013. BDC has applicants from all over the country, with many students moving to the area to pursue training. 100 per cent of graduates from July 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 were successful in securing places at some of the world’s leading performing arts institutions. Past BDC students include Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams.
In 2014 Sue created Shh Talent Agency which currently represents actors and musical theatre artists working across the genres of TV and theatre internationally. In the past year Shh Talent agency has provided talent for large television commercials including: ASDA, IKEA, Richmond Sausages, Giff Gaff and PayPal to name a few, and has provided actors for a number of films including box office hit Wonder Woman. The agency currently represents talent working in Westend shows including: We Will Rock You, An American in Paris, Cabaret, and Thriller Live amongst others.
Sue Hill Dance is based in the historic Victoria Hall in Radstock. The building underwent extensive and sympathetic renovation in 2013 resulting in four light and airy studios, and a large theatre style studio with tiered seating, providing an inspiring setting for the students to undertake their training. We also have an additional fifth studio in our sister building less than a two-minute walk from the main building.
All rooms are fitted with ballet barres and mirrors, along with top quality sprung dance floors and sound systems to match; some studios additionally house pianos. Our fully equipped 100 seat tiered studio theatre provides students with the perfect platform to perform and show off their technical and artistic skills learnt in training, in front of live audiences, with regular performance opportunities taking place throughout the year.