About Suzanne Ballantyne

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Suzanne’s career is as varied as the films she has discovered for Raindance. She studied dance at the National Ballet School of Canada and acting with the legendary acting coach Eli Rill of the Actors Studio. With percussionist Ron Rulli and Aura Urzeceanu she recorded a jazz album and acted in Toronto's fringe theatre scene. Suzanne co-founded the British Independent Film Awards in 1998 and has been Head of Programming for Raindance since 1994. Many of the films she has discovered have gone on to achieve international acclaim.