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. She studied and workshopped Lulu Sweigard’s Ideokinesis and Carol Bogg’s Effort/Shape. She danced professionally as a modern dancer and continues to choreograph and teach.
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 Green Co-supervised with Dr Vicky Galea, a 4th year independent study course. “The power of movement to heal. Explorations of dance and the Mitzvah Technique.” 2017 and 2018 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Susan presented the Mitzvah Technique and Dance at the Dance, Science and Somatics Educator’s Conference 2018 at the University of Buffalo. August 2018
Susan gave a movement session at the International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science 2019 Conference in Montreal “Port de Bras Solutions for Fixated Upper Back and Shoulders Through the Mitzvah Technique”.
Susan Green teaches the Mitzvah Technique through the Hart House Fitness Centre, at the University of Toronto.
The Mitzvah Technique: Dynamic Postural Alignment Classes for Dancers
Mitzvah Technique and Dance Improvisation/Composition Ongoing
Susan is a member of the Society of Mitzvah Technique Teachers of Canada.