Our Story

Established for 50 years, Sutherland Studio is a family oriented dance studio, dedicated to instructing and encouraging children of all ages and levels to achieve their potential and reach their goals. Located in North West London, the studio offers high quality instruction in Highland, Scottish National Dances, Highland Choreography, a comprehensive Stretch and Strength Program and Ballet for Highland Dancers. Instruction is provided in the form of small group classes.

Various events are held throughout the year to provide opportunities to match skill and talent with dancers from other communities locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Both traditional Scottish dances and creative choreographies are featured at these events.

Entertainment venues often request dancers to perform for Robbie Burns Day, weddings, recitals and senior residence facilities.

Dancers from Sutherland Studio have won championship and runner-up titles in Canada, United States, Australia and Scotland. Many have gone on to become sought after performers, teachers and judges.

Anne Sutherland is dedicated to and passionately involved in promoting dance within the highland dance community and also with community events within London and Western Ontario area.

Founder and Director

M. Anne Sutherland is an accredited Highland Dancing Teacher, Judge and Examiner with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. Her technical expertise is known and respected both nationally and internationally. Anne received her dance training from the late Janet T. MacLachlan and in 1966 she established her very successful school of highland dancing.

Anne and her late husband Gerry have 3 children, Kerri, Kelly and Ian. Highland Dancing and Piping has been a family affair. Kerri and Kelly were both accomplished premier highland dancers and Ian is a highly sought after piper for highland dance competitions and championships. Grandsons Cameron, Callum, Spencer, Garrett and William all danced for a short period of time and granddaughter Kayla Mackenzie Sutherland has become a Champion Highland Dancer.

Accreditation and Accomplishments

  • Fellow, Examiner and Life Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD), Glasgow, Scotland
  • Scottish Official Board Judge's Panel
  • Honorary Life Member and Past President of ScotDance Ontario
  • Independent Member and Past President of ScotDance Canada
  • Founding member and Professional Advisor of the Western Ontario Highland Dancer's Association
  • Past Chair ScotDance Canada Championship Series 1995 & Past Co-Chair SDCCS 2015
  • Chairman of the BATD Western Ontario District
  • Organizer of the BATD Western Ontario Highland Dance Festival