Susan Dibble is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and painter. She graduated from SUNY College at Purchase with a B.F.A. in Dance in 1976. In 1979, Susan was a participant in the first Shakespeare & Company January Intensive. Susan is a founding member of Shakespeare & Company where she has worked for the past 43 years as a teacher of movement and dance for actors, movement director and choreographer. In 1987, after teaching at a variety of universities including NYU Tisch MFA in Acting Program, Susan (Emerita Professor of Theater Arts) joined the faculty of the Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University in 1987 where she was a full professor and taught Movement for Actors, Modern Dance, Choreography, Clown, Mask, Period Styles, and Historical Dance, as well as serving as Theater Arts Department chair for 8 years. Susan is the director of Susan Dibble Dance Theater and has performed her work for over 40 years in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont as well as numerous times at Shakespeare & Company in the program “DibbleDance”. She has worked as a choreographer and movement director for the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Berkshire Theatre Group, Manhattan Theatre Club, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Nora Theater, The Underground Railroad Theatre, and The Revels. Susan has taught at The Elements Theater, Yale School of Drama, New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, the Denver Center Performing Arts Center, University of Ohio, University of Utah and Webster College. Susan received the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Festival of Creative Arts Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts at Brandeis.