Susan Bensmiller

Susan Bensmiller boasts impressive credentials. Her dance background spans over 40 years, which includes formal training at the National Ballet School in Toronto. She has taught throughout Canada, including DancEast Contemporary Dance Company (New Brunswick), and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Among her accomplishments, Susan was commissioned by the CBC and Sesame Street to choreograph segments for television. She also choreographed Canada’s premiere production of ‘Goldilocks’, and the world premiere of the ballet “Emuria and the Unicorn”. Despite her busy schedule, Susan achieved her Fellowship standing with the Cecchetti Society in 2005. She is also a Licentiate Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association – ballet division; and Associate Member of the stage (jazz) division. Susan’s reputation as a thorough and innovative teacher is long standing, and she is in demand as a guest teacher and adjudicator for dance festivals.

Susan is very proud of her students that have continued to train and perform with Arts Umbrella, Victoria Academy of Ballet, Ballet Jörgen, School of the Alberta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Goh Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, Modus Operandi, and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Susan also owns “Armstrong Dance Academy” in Armstrong BC – currently entering its 13th year of operating!

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