About Talent Lab
Our vision for Talent Lab was born out of the belief that the performing arts have the power to enrich and transform every individual, our community, and the world in which we live. Established in 2008, Talent Lab provides professional dance and aerial arts education to the dancers in our community and affords them the opportunity to particpate in live specialty productions and innovative concert works that are presented each season. Our beautiful 8500 square foot studio is located in the heart of the Conejo Valley at 2282 Townsgate Rd. in Westlake Village. Our modern facility features 5 large studios equipped with top of the line sprung floors, professional sound equipment, viewing area, and central lounge. Two studios are rigged for aerial work. Our 1400 square foot black box theatre touts the latest in LED lighting, black marley flooring and draping and can accommodate an audience of 90.
Our dedicated faculty and staff strive to promote dance and the aerial arts as unique, forms of artistic expression and to build self confidence and social awareness in each and every dancer. We offer superior, professional instruction and stimulating, diverse programs for all students regardless of age, level or reason for study.
To foster artistic excellence through an intensive technical and reflective study of the performance arts.
Join the experiment as we explore all forms of movement both on the ground and in the air.
Susie Bellows - Owner/Director
Married to Larry Bellows 35 years
3 Grown children: Katherine Dyer, Laura Stewart, Mary Bellows
Conejo Valley resident for 35 years
Driven by a lifelong passion for and commitment to dance, movement and the performing arts
2008 to present:
Owner/Director of Talent Lab located in Westlake Village, California. Talent Lab is an elite dance and aerial arts training facility that provides intensive instruction in the various performance arts to serious-minded students.
Co-Director of Revelations Aerial Dance Company, Ventura County’s premiere professional aerial dance company. R.A.D.C. has presented impassioned danceworks at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center for the past 4 years and has been invited to do professional guest performances for various events throughout Southern California
Dance Team Advisor - Westlake High School 1995-2004
National Champions - 2000-2001-2002-2003
Owner/Director - Studio One Dance Center, Moorpark, Ca. 1987-1991
Community based dance studio with competing dance company and recreational dance program.
Taught preschool and beginning level dance classes.
Award winning costume designer with 10 years of experience designing and creating costumes for both professional and studio dance companies.
Quote to live by: “don’t die with your passion still in you”