Susie crow biography

Susie Crow learned to dance in Oxford and at the Royal Ballet Senior School. She danced for 12 years with the Royal and Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, becoming a soloist with a wide range of roles. She has made ballets for Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet and National Youth Dance Company among others and in 1988 she was a co-founder of Dance Advance. Susie spent 7 years living and working in Madrid where she was twice a finalist in the Madrid Choreographic Competition.

Returning to UK in 1995, she worked with Jennifer Jackson on Ballet Independents' Group projects including Ballet into the Twenty First Century choreographic courses at the Royal Festival Hall, the composition residency Making Work in partnership with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BIG Discussion Forum and BIG Ballets choreographic research. In 2002 she directed the Revealing MacMillan conference at Royal Academy of Dance. Collaboration with composer Tom Armstrong on FIBBA for National Youth Ballet in 2000 led to development of Black Maria with Tom and film maker Zara Waldeback, performed at the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre in 2007. In 2004 Susie initiated Ballet in Small Spaces in Oxford – see About BiSS, and Projects for details of recent work.

Alongside her choreography Susie teaches students, professionals and teachers. She has an MA in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey and a Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education from the Institute of Education where she taught from 2003 to 2006 on the PGCE Performing Arts (Post Compulsory), becoming Course Leader. She is a member of the Board of Governors of London Studio Centre and an Honorary Member of the British Ballet Organisation having lectured and mentored students on its teaching qualifications courses.