ARAD, Adv Teaching Dip, RAD Examiner
Aged 11 won Surrey Scholarship to Elmhurst Ballet School gaining
all RAD Vocational examinations. Subsequently as accepted to The
Royal Ballet Upper School training under such distinguished
teachers as Dame Ninette de Valois and Barbara Fewster.
On graduating was engaged by Alan Carter for the Wuppertal Ballet Company and performed and toured in the German Opera Houses. Teachers/choreographers included Domoni Callaghan, Ivan Sertic, who staged all the Petipa ballets, and Heinz Mansfield. The latter promoted Susan who created many solo roles in his "Ballet Abends"
On returning to England taught professional dancers at the Dance Centre and then founded her school in Surrey. After just two years was appointed as a Royal Academy of Dance Examiner.
Former pupils of the School are now appearing with major dance companies throughout Europe, performing in the West End, acting, teaching, choreographing and lecturing.
The School performs regularly for charity and has raised over thirty-five thousand pounds.
Students have had the opportunity to dance in the past seven seasons given by the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Companies and are much in demand from touring groups such as Northern Ballet Theatre in Nutcracker.
It is my mission to pass on the wonderful heritage of ballet to the future dancers, with the hope they will share in the joy of music and going "beyond technique."