Susan received her MEd from Middle Tennessee State University in 1968. She joined
the U of M faculty as an Artist in Residence in 1981 and as a full-time faculty member
in 1984. Her teaching specialties are in the areas of Physical Theatre, Mime, Stage
Combat, and Asian Theatre.
Her training includes work with Etienne Decroux, Jacques LeCoq, Thomas Leabhart, and
Joseph Martinez. She serves as choreographer and director for the department's productions.
Susan has made extensive workshop, guest artist, and performance appearances at regional,
national, and international venues including Lincoln Center, the Milwaukee Performing
Arts Center, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Her work has also appeared
at the International Faulkner Festival, the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris,
and the Murie Center in Grand Teton National Park.