Susan has a B.Sc. in Honours Dance from the University of Waterloo through the department of Kinesiology. She worked on her Masters in dance education through Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA dancing with its resident dance company.
Susan danced and toured professionally as modern dancer with Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprises and the Judy Jarvis Dance and Theatre Company. She later performed as an independent dancer and developed her improvisational and choreographic skills. She studied contact improvisation with Nancy Stark and the Mitzvah Technique and dance with Amelia Itcush and M.Cohen-Nehemia. Susan choreographed the critically acclaimed “Untitled Marking” using the Mitzvah Technique as a movement stimulus.
She has performed and taught creative dance process extensively through various boards of education and the Inner City Angels. She is a recipient of many Ontario Arts Council Teaching Grants. Susan continues to choreograph and teach the dance creative process to all ages.
Certified as a Teacher of the Mitzvah Technique in the first graduating class, Susan refined her quality of hands on work, uniquely through 25 years of continuous studies with M. Cohen-Nehemia, founder of the Mitzvah Technique. During this time, she attained a deep understanding of the Mitzvah Technique through active participation in its evolution. M. Cohen-Nehemia has authorized Susan Green to train Mitzvah Technique Teachers.
For over 25 years Susan Green, a posture specialist has been helping dancers to improve their posture and mobility, while relieving aches and pains through Nehemia’s Mitzvah Technique.
Susan helps dancers correct stubborn problems that interfere with dance technique and performance quality. She teaches dancers the flowing Mitzvah Technique dance style. She fine tunes dancers alignment, through remedial and preventative approaches. Susan qualifies Mitzvah Technique Teachers in a three level teacher diploma course.
She gives individual sessions, workshops, classes, teacher training and presentations, in her studio and at a variety of settings. Susan Co-supervises “The power of movement to heal. Explorations of dance and the Mitzvah Technique” McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada