About Susan

headshot_crsmMy official certifications are CMA (Certified Laban Movement Therapist) and RSMT (Registered Somatic Movement Therapist). I have also completed the Level 1 and Level 2 training to be a Franklin Method Educator.

I trained at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, an intensive graduate level program, and since 1987 have worked as a Certified Movement Analyst.  My work is also influenced by Moshe Feldenkreis and Judith Kestenberg and I have completed 100 hours of Zero Balancing training.   I am also a certified Pilates instructor.

Before beginning my private practice I danced professionally with Wimmer, Wimmer and Dancers, South Street Dance Company, Dance Teller, Dance Fusion,  and countless independent choreographers. I was the rehearsal director for Dance Conduit and Dance Fusion and  have taught modern dance since 1976.  I have coached movement and advised many professional choreographers and dance companies.

It was through my dance career that I came to understand the importance of studying movement – not just for dancers but for everyone.  I work with dancers but I also work with people who take yoga, Pilates, marital arts, people who are simply curious about living in their bodies, people with physical and cognitive disabilities and people who are working with any kind of physical injury.  I have taught Laban Movement Analysis at Temple University and the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia and I am currently on staff at Drexel University.

I live and work in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.  I have a husband, two children, two dogs and a horse I ride daily in the Wissahickon.

The past couple years learning to ride and be with my spirited, stubborn young horse has proven to be a learning experience surpassing most. She has taught me so much about patience, grounding, balance, being a teacher and being a student. I owe so much to this beautiful friend.

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