Susan Sentler, MA
Susan was born in Florida, USA, attended Florida State University where she received a BA in biology and pursued graduate (MA) work in dance.
Moving to New York City in 1979, she trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance becoming a performer in the ‘Martha Graham Ensemble’ as well as a teacher on the faculty.
In 1988, she moved to Florence, Italy teaching for numerous schools and holding workshops in Italy and in other European countries.
In 1992, she began work in Higher Education teaching at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance. She has served on faculty at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and has also taught, as a Visiting Lecturer, at the Duncan Centre in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 1999 she returned to the newly established LABAN where she is presently a Senior Lecturer and Technique Subject Convenor, teaching contemporary dance (specifically Graham technique), choreography, repertory, and performance. She has also been a visiting artist with the Venice Biennale’s l’Accademia Isola Danza and a guest lecturer at the University of Nice.
She has presented at various conferences such as the CORD conference in Taiwan in 2004 and in NYC in 2007.
She serves on juries of various dance contests most notably the Settimanale Internazionale di Danza held in Spoleto, Italy. Susan freelances extensively in Italy; teaching workshops, leading choreographic residencies, as well as furthering her personal choreographic voice.