Susan received her dance education from The Ohio State University Department of Dance, with a focus on Composition and Performance. Post college, she was a principal dancer with the Valois Company of Dance, Detroit MI. Her modern dance training continued with The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Ruth Solomon, Shawn Womack, and the famed Lyndon Branaugh (with the Graham Institute in London).
Susan composes and performs her original works for the Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati Aronoff Center, and the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
She is the Founder, Owner and Artistic Director of Tänze Performing Arts Studio-a performing arts school located in Fairfield OH., serving the community with multi-cultural/generational programs in dance, theater, and music.
She is also a former Resident Dance Artist with the Ohio Arts Council-Arts in Education Program.
Professional affiliations and awards include International Thespian Society, National Dance Association, Ohio Dance Association, 4C Childcare Recognition Award, and the NAACP President’s Community Service Award through the Hamilton Fairfield Chapter.
Susan is currently a Movement Specialist for Miami (OH) University Theater Department, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music in the Acting and Opera Departments.