Suzette Boyer Webb joined Cincinnati Ballet in 1979. As a Principal Dancer, under the direction of David McClain, Frederic Franklin, and Ivan Nagy, she danced classical and contemporary roles in works by choreographers Frederic Franklin, Ivan Nagy, George Balanchine, Ruth Page, Peter Anastos, John Butler, Sir Kenneth McMillian, Ben Stevenson, James Truitte, Lester Horton, and Vincente Nebrada. Upon her retirement from Cincinnati Ballet, Webb served on the Dance Division faculty at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. There, she was awarded The Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year award.
As the Director of Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company, CB2, and Children’s Rehearsal Coach, Webb has been instrumental in providing technical and artistic learning opportunities to the CB2 and Academy dancers in various Cincinnati Ballet productions, including the highly successful Cincinnati Ballet Family Series. Webb has choreographed numerous works for the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company. She has staged many ballets, including children’s roles for Victoria Morgan’s Nutcracker, in Cincinnati; Anchorage, Alaska; at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C.; and at the at the Detroit Opera House.
Webb is a nationally known guest teacher, adjudicator, and panelist. She has served as a guest faculty member at the Regional Dance America, Pacific Festival, and is on faculty at the Joffrey South Summer Intensive program. Webb, from Poughkeepsie, New York, studied with Tom Adair, Mme. Seda Sorvillo, and under scholarship at the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theater School.