School Director Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Contemporary Dance Instructor
Susan Heimsoth graduated with distinction from the Dance Program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, where she received the first and third year scholarships in dance. She went on to dance professionally in Philadelphia and Toronto before she began working as a teacher and choreographer. Susan has completed her Level 1 and 2 teaching certification in the Vaganova Ballet Method in New York City, through the Russian American Federation and the Bolshoi Ballet. Susan is the recipient of the Don S. Williams award for artists in North Vancouver in 2007. Susan has performed locally with the Dancers of Damelahamid (Gitskan Nation), Madura Dance Collective, and in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Closing Ceremonies with Michael Buble’. Susan was commissioned by the City of North Vancouver to teach contemporary dance at Studio in the City at North Vancouver Shipyards. Susan was also commissioned to create public contemporary dance art including Hydro Dynamic art installation in 2015 at North Vancouver City Hall. She works as a professional teacher and choreographer with various Canada Council and Provincial grant recipients and is guest instructor at Capilano University. She is a certified PBT instructor (Progressive Ballet Technique) with Marie Walton-Mahon. Susan has worked in collaboration with Sierra Tasi-Baker of the Squamish First Nation as a mentor and choreographer with Storytelling workshops as part of an indigenous reconciliation project. Susan is the Artistic Director of OneDance Creative Art Centre.