Susan earned a degree in Choreography and Performance at University of California, Los Angeles
School of Arts and Architecture. As a young dancer, and throughout her career, she studied with master teacher Bella Lewitzky
As a performer, she spent ten years in Los Angeles with two modern dance companies. Her “day job” was as an arts administrator; producing, programming, and grant writing for the performing and visual arts. In addition, Susan taught movement in the Los Angeles Probation School System, part of a California Arts Council Artist-in-the-Schools program. Then her focus shifted, and Susan began her formal study of therapeutic bodywork. Susan is certified in the following modalities: Cranio-Sacral Therapy, deep tissue massage, Watsu, Reiki, and Myofacial Release. While convinced of the merits of hands-on bodywork, Susan knew that teaching her clients how to make lasting structural changes would be of even greater benefit to them. The Pilates Method was the answer.
Throughout her dance career, Susan studied the Pilates Method and found it to be critical to her own well-being and a wonderful discipline for her students. In 1993 Susan met master teacher Ron Fletcher, one of the first-generation students of Joseph and Clara Pilates. Inspired by Ron’s interpretation of the Pilates Method and the profound benefits inherent in the work, she returned to the dedicated study of human movement potential. Susan is highly regarded in the Pilates community nationally and is sought after by students as a truly masterful teacher of Pilates and movement.