Over the last 15 years Susi has been supporting people in their dance and performance abilities, in moving their body easily and in exploring their own creativity.
She does that in different professional contexts. This ranges from giving group workshops to one-to-one sessions; from political work or leading a dance festival to managing the office of the German Association for Dance in Schools.
Susi holds a diploma in Geography from the University of Cologne. She also did an advanced training in dance pedagogy in Saarbrücken with a focus on improvisation. Afterwards, she participated for two semesters in a New Dance Performance Project in Stuttgart and San Francisco with Keriac (USA). In 2014 she finished her one-year Body-Mind Centering (BMC) training in Cologne.
Since 2000 Susi has been teaching Instant Composition, Release Technique, performance work and somatics, like Feldenkrais, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Authentic Movement, BMC as well as the Movement Ritual and the creative process by Anna Halprin. She has worked for Trier University, Tanzplattform Saarbrücken, Tanzimpulse Köln and has offered a two-year intensive training designed for teachers of Le Tournesols, Luxembourg. Focus of her work is presence, authenticity and the joy of movement.
In her choreographic work, Susi is interested in new perspectives on known (body) forms, and in humor and poetics in dance. She likes to work in site-specific settings as in her piece “insight out”, in which the audience is watching the piece from above from a staircase. Another focus is Instant Composition, like in "HOME IMPROVEMENT" performed in four private apartments in Cologne.
In addition to her artistic and teaching work she has been working as a dance and cultural manager. From 2006-2010 she was on the board of the Dancer Initiative Cologne, a political representation of Cologne dancers, and helped develop the City's Cultural Development Plan. She co-lead the annual TANZhautnah Festival in Cologne and also worked for the German Dance Archive Cologne. From 2012 to 2014 she headed the office of the Federal Association of Dance in Schools in Cologne. In 2014 she moved to Zürich, Switzerland, where she worked as a freelancer for Dance in Schools, e.g. for reso – dance network Switzerland. Since 2015 she lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Lately she taught dance in an art project for refugees together with New Dutch Connections and Het Wilde Westen, Utrecht.