Suzanne Balcom was born in Edmonton, Alberta, where her father was the minister of Grace United Church and her mother directed a dance school and choreographed and performed liturgical dance. From the age of five Suzanne was singing in the choir and performing in church and school musicals. When she was 12, her family moved to Calgary, where she continued to sing at St. David's United Church. She studied voice and piano with Rosalyn Martin and was a member of the Sir Winston Churchill High School female chorus lead by Elizabeth Johnson. The Miss Calgary Pageant in 1982 afforded Suzanne the opportunity of being a talent contestant, where the master of Ceremonies, Alan Thicke, recommended that she move to Vancouver or Los Angeles to further pursue her music career. Thus, in 1983, she chose to go to Vancouver, where she furthered her voice studies with Eileen Brodie-Faye. It was here that she met her future husband Randy. She also took part in musicals in Stanley Park (Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Snoopy, My Fair Lady), and performed for corporate events and telethons with the Panther Band. She also performed with Bob McGrath (of Sesame Street), and Jeff Hyslop (of Phantom of the Opera). A professional modelling career lead to auditions for film and television, whereupon she landed a lead role in the syndicated TV series Neon Rider as social worker Rachel Woods, which airs worldwide. Since 1987, Suzanne has also been a voice-over artist, recording hundreds of TV and radio commercials, while she continued her singing at Canadian Memorial United Church in Vancouver.
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