Professional Development

Our recent “Teaching Artistry Workshop” by Susan Thomasson was a huge success.

The workshop illuminated the fundamental artistic and creative skills used by teaching artists and identified the various contexts in which they work. The workshop featured a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry can be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants learned about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.

About the Workshop Leader

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre. She has performed a wide variety of modern dance styles, dancing and touring with the companies of Kathryn Posin, Raymond Johnson, Bill T. Jones, Bill Evans, and Rosalind Newman. She was a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project, performing nationally and internationally with the company, and assisting in reconstruction of Ms. Sokolow’s repertory. Susan also tours a solo/duet concert of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s work, originally created for Lincoln Center Institute. In addition to her own work, she performs with Claire Porter, Elissaveta Iordanova and Mark DeGarmo.

Feedback from the Workshop

“A wonderful workshop!”

“Yesterday’s workshop was very enriching. Thank you for providing the following information, and for providing an excellent workshop. It was a great way to start of the week.”

“Thank you, Olga! It was a blast!”

“Last night was AMAZING on multiple levels. BRAVO!”

“Thanks for letting me come tonight. It was great. It’s amazing the thoughts I think after a creative and freeing experience like that.”