Susan started her dance training in Sydney where she attained R.A.D. Solo Seal.
She was accepted into the Australian Ballet School 1975/76 & then did further classical training with Madam Marika Bresobasova in Monte Carlo, France.
Her first dance contract was with The Koblenz Opera Theatre in 1977.
Susan joined the Sydney Dance Company in late 1978 – she danced many principal roles in works created by Graeme Murphy, notably Sherherazade, Rumours, Poppy, Viridian, Wilderness, An Evening. Other significant roles include dance works by Ohad Naharin, Arbus & Tabula Rasa, & Ralph Lemon’s Happy Trails.
She was a Guest Artist with Queensland Ballet 1987/88.
In 1993 Susan completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Movement Studies from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, under the direction of Keith Bain. She was Movement Director on various productions through the 90’s, notably Kafka Dances for the Griffin Theatre/ STC & Emma at Belvoir Street Theatre. Susan worked as a movement teacher for NSW Drama workshops as well as The Actor’s Centre and The Australian Opera.
She taught contemporary dance to many dance schools throughout Sydney, as well as SDC Open Program & was a dance tutor for Ausdance, travelling throughout Sydney & regional NSW.
Susan was a performer in the first “Bodies” season in Sydney at the Newtown Theatre 1996, & subsequently she choreographed, In Defence of the Bush & Kiss for the next 2 seasons of Bodies.
Norman Hall invited Susan to be one of the dance artists in 4 Generations. A work that had its premiere at The Performance Space in Sydney 1994. In 1996, 4 Generations toured to Melbourne for The Green Mill Dance Festival and then Taiwan.
And from that special project was born Australian Dance Artists.
In 2008, Susan completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.