Sue Coleman

Location: Harwich, Essex
About me - Snakey Sue

I have worked as a professional Belly Dancer since 1978 and a Snake Dancer from 1994.  I have been running a sanctuary for people’s unwanted pet snakes since 1996 and I have approximately 60 snakes at any time. The sanctuary is a “Not for Profit” facility  – see “Snakey Sue’s Serpent Sanctuary” by clicking through on the link to my website below.

About my talks and demonstrations

All of my presentations are stand alone (no projectors/laptops or slides) and I can talk either with or without my snakes being present.

Over the years I have travelled all over the country and abroad with my snakes entertaining audiences of all sizes. Public Liability Insurance is with the actors union “Equity” I have been a member since 1979. I have a risk assessment available and I have a Performing Animals Licence (although none of my snakes perform tricks some hotels/venues require to see the Performing Animals documentation).


The fee varies according to the talk, starting at £50 within ten miles of my home address in Harwich, Essex. Precise details are shown with each talk. The fee quoted is for an audience of approx 30 people, please contact me to discuss my charges for a larger audience. Travel expenses are 45p per mile from my home address.  Beyond a three hour drive I would need to factor in an overnight stay.
I (and my snakes) may be available at short notice – it is worth contacting me if you have been let down by a speaker.

My Contact Details:

01255 722326


Snakey Educational Encounters and Therapy

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Suitable for all age groups we educate people about certain innocent beings that live with us on the planet, namely snakes, which are totally misunderstood and mainly believed to be dangerous when in fact they are the symbol of healing on the rod of Aescalupius.
When people actually allow themselves to release their fears we see fear turn to love and admiration of this being that has lived on the earth for millions of years.
Sue will bring up to 8 snakes (non venomous) and a volunteer helper.
Because most people do want to experience holding a live snake and our talk will often extend for longer than an hour (we actually have difficulty getting the snakes back from people).
Fee is: £80 plus travel.

Snake Educational Talk without Snakes

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This is an educational talk about snakes. The talk lasts 45 minutes and although there are no snakes present I bring along related items such as hatched snakes eggs and shed snake-skins.

I don’t just talk ….. I like my audience to ask questions too, facts are easier to remember if you asked the question first, most people have many questions to ask about snakes and this part of the talk can become very lively.

Fee: £50 plus travel.

Snakey Sue’s Belly Dance Talk Demonstration

Public Speaker from Essex Sue Colman talks about Snakey Sue’s Belly Dance Talk Demonstration

Sue trained as a Belly Dancer in 1974 and became professional in 1978. She can tell you about her life as a Belly Dancer and do a demonstration dance for you; her talk will be approx 30 minutes and her dance performance will be approx 10 minutes Sue has worked for TV more times than she can count, she has also Danced in Sultanate of Oman and Sri Lanka.
Sound equipment provided by Sue

Fee for this presentation is £80 plus travel.

Snakey Sue’s Snake Dance Talk Demonstration

Public Speaker from Essex Sue Coleman talks about Snakey Sue’s Snake Dance Talk Demonstration

Sue began Snake Dancing in 1994, she has taken her dancing snake to Palma, Majorca and all over the UK. This talk is 30 minutes plus a 10 minute dance performance including a snake which people usually like to meet after the performance.
Sound equipment provided by Sue

Fee: £80 plus travel expenses.

Sue Coleman Contact Details:

01255 722326