Dance at Mills Park Middle School

Susan Hill

I began dancing with Helena Baron, Paul Sutherland and Brunhilda Ruiz at the Helena Baron School of Ballet in New Jersey.  I was a member of the Baron Ballet Company and The Northeast Regional Ballet Association.

Attended:

School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet (scholarship), Craft of Choreography Conference (Warner Communications Scholarship), Scottish-American Ballet (scholarship), and North Carolina School of the Arts.

Education:

B.F.A. - S.U.N.Y. Purchase, Purchase, NY

Teaching Certification -  East Carolina University

Vaganova Pedagogy - Grades 1-3

Professional performing experience:

Baron Ballet, Garden State Arts Center in NJ, Ballet Lehman, Purchase Dance Corp., City Ballet, EVSPA - Virginia, Busch Gardens in Virginia, Miss Williamsburg Pageant, Site specific work in downtown Raleigh, and Anonymity in Charleston, SC.

Teaching Experience:  

Lehman Studios, Newport News Recreation Department, Purchase College non-majors dance course, City Ballet (guest faculty member - present), guest teaching at various dance schools in VA, NC and SC, Dance Captain/Busch Gardens, Powell Elementary (5 years), Durant Road Middle School (9 years), Zumba instructor 2010-2012, Mills Park Middle 2010- present, and Raleigh Little Theater 2010 - Present. 

Awards/Organizations:

Scholarship recipient to Joffrey School of Ballet, Ballet group and Ballet solo awards at the Garden State Arts Center, NJ - Talent of the Stars, Warner Communications Scholarship winner for Craft of Choreography Conference, Scholarship to dance with the Scottish-American Ballet in Scotland, IBM poster and calendar,  and selected to perform solo in downtown Raleigh during a community dance project.  National Dance Education Association, ZIN Member, Founding Board Member of North Carolina Dance Education Organization.  

Hobbies:

Spending time with my husband and our two goldens, reading, working out, travelling, painting/decorating, enjoying life and experiencing it.  I also love to choreograph and when asked will work in the community on various events.