Dance Hub interviews former Denison Dance faculty Susan Alexander who moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 after having lived in France for over 20 years, teaching Modern Dance for the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years, and at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance for 18 years. Alexander taught at Denison from 1971-1977.

Prior to living in Paris, she taught at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York, and choreographed and produced her own work during the 7 years she lived there.

Having grown up in Southern California, Susan graduated from UCSB with degrees in Dance and English and from Mills College with an M.A. in Dance. She has been a guest instructor for many professional companies and schools both in Europe and the US, and returns to France twice a year as a guest teacher at various schools and institutions there. In this interview, she recounts her past accomplishments and influences. She also talks about her teaching style and how she manages to keep doing it over the years.

January 6, 2021