Susanne is an accomplished theatre educator, director and consultant, and is a graduate of both the University of Manitoba (BA - Psychology) and The University of Calgary (BFA – Theatre Directing).
Susanne has been working professionally, as a director, since 1992 and was a theatre intern and research assistant at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. She worked, for many years, for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, as their Performer Liaison, and was a member of the Tight Corset Theatre Company where she directed “Dumb Blind Luck” (Best New Play – Victoria Fringe – 2002), “Ways to Woo Enrique” (24 Hour Play Festival – 2003) and Awkward (2004).
Susanne started at Arts Umbrella in 1997 and has taught every age level in the Theatre and Music department, She now focuses her time on numerous outreach programs and is the Director of the Junior Theatre Troupe, which is a part of the Pre-professional Theatre Program. Susanne is also the Coordinator of the Theatre and Music Department.