Guest artist Susan Van Pelt Petry will share her work-in-progress prior to the public premiere. The Linen Closet investigates the many facets of women: their clothes, their bodies, and their work.
Susan Van Pelt Petry is currently a Professor in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University (OSU), teaching contemporary technique, composition, pedagogy, professional practices, and improvisation, bringing her background in Erik Hawkins technique, Iyengar Yoga, Contact Improv, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Alexander Technique. She co-founded the Alliance for Dance and Movement Arts in Columbus, Ohio in the 80’s and helped to develop the Third Avenue Performance Space in Columbus’ Short North. She has served as President of OhioDance, Ohio’s statewide service organization, and has been treasurer of the national Council of Dance Administrators. She is currently serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Dance. Susan serves as a consultant and panelist for local, state, and national schools and organizations, and was on the advisory board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).