ABOUT A TALL ORDER
At 6’ and 6'8" respectively, LADY SUSANNA (born Susanna L. Hardt) and TALL TODD (born Todd H. Marsden) perform regularly for diverse audiences across the Bay Area, the United States and abroad, for audiences from 2 to 2,000. In addition to their striking professional presence, they are well known for their entertaining dance style, glamorous costumes, versatility, welcoming demeanor, innovative choreography. Four time United States Ballroom and Latin Champions, actors, and experts and choreographers in all forms of partner dance, Lady Susanna and Tall Todd are experts in all forms of partner dance, including but not limited to waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, Viennese Waltz, salsa, merenge, chacha, rumba, samba, paso doble, jive, swing, charleston, Lindy Hop, jitterbug, disco, country 2 step, and rock and roll.
TV, FILM, MUSIC VIDEO
The duo performed 10 original pieces with Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Victor Vanacore and the St. Louis Symphony in his "Swing, Swing, Swing" program, for which they received a standing ovation. They were swing dancers in the PBS swing documentary, "Big Band Magic" and featured Latin dancers in pianist composer Faranak's music video " Spanish Lover." NBC flew them to New York to perform as ballroom dancers with their comedy tango routine “The Chickentango”, which appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Season 8.
Satisfied clients include Google, Kaiser, Intuit, Harrah Casino, Mercury, Genentech, the New Century Orchestra, St. Supery Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Inglenook Winery, the California Institute of Science, the de Jung Museum, the Saint Louis Symphony, and LinkedIn. Stage performances include the Masquers Theater, the Marin Theater Company, Marin Showcase Theater, Pier 39 Theater and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They have also perform for many non-profits, fundraising and charity events.
Lady Susanna and Tall Todd are 4 times United States Amateur Senior 1 Ten Dance Ballroom and Latin champions. They represented the United States at the World Championships in Mallorca, Spain in 2010, in Toronto, Canada in 2011, and in Antwerp, Belgium in 2013.
Lady Susanna is the founder and master teacher of Suzie's Studio in San Rafael, California and the author of the books Moving As Two: A Guide for Ballroom Dancers and Social Dance Made Simple. As The Wedding Choreographer, Lady Susanna choreographs destination and local weddings. She teaches private lessons and choreographs dances at her studio, other ballrooms in the Bay Area, and abroad.
Tall Todd teaches fifth grade at an elementary school in Novato, California, where he also coaches basketball. He often assists Lady Susanna teaching at dance performances and destination events.
Lady Susanna and Tall Todd have been dancing together for 15 years. They were married in 2011.