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Suzy DiSanto has taught, performed and choreographed throughout California and Colorado. She holds an M.A. in Dance from Mills College in Oakland, California as well as a teaching credential in Laban Movement Studies from Laban Centre in London, England. She is a member of the Society of Dance History Scholars.
DiSanto has performed in works by choreographers Donald McKayle, Joe Goode, Nancy Cranbourne, Wade Madsen and Bill Evans. Before coming to Durango she was a founding member of Central Coast Company Dance. Locally, she was the founding Artistic Director of 3rd Ave Dance Company. She has choreographed for 3rd Ave Dance Company, FLC Theater Department, the San Juan College Theatre Department, Diamond Circle Melodrama, Snowdown Follies, Durango Performing Arts Company, Sandstone Productions, Durango High School Troupe 1096, Durango Arts Center Theater Series, and most recently, the 20moons Dance Company.
She has taught in the Four Corners area for the past 19 years and currently teaches in the Department of Theatre at Fort Lewis College. DiSanto is most proud of the program she founded 10 years ago, “Take the Lead”, a ballroom dance instruction program for the 5th graders in the Durango 9R School district.