B.A. University of Texas, 1982
M.F.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987
Susan Mann performed with professional companies, including the Hartford Chamber Ballet, Das Bonner Ballet, and the Sharir Dance Company (modern) before receiving her M.F.A. in 1987. She is the recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Awards for both Solo Dance Performance and Choreography, and she has created more than 20 works in four different genres – ballet, modern, dance for the camera and aerial dance – since she joined the dance faculty at Towson University in 1989. Her areas of expertise include the teaching and presentation of ballet, repertory and composition, and she has been responsible for developing the dance Study Abroad in Dresden with the Palucca Schule and for developing and team-teaching the Dance for the Camera course cross listed in EMF and DANC.
Susan Mann's "Do You Like that?" selected for an International Festival
"Do you Like that?", a dance for the camera choreographed and performed by Dance Professor, Susan Mann, has been selected for inclusion in ADF's 14th Annual Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance. The 2009 Festival will take place from July 10-12 at White Lecture Hall and the Nasher Museum of Arts on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C. "Do You Like That?" was also selected for screening at the Third Practice Electroacoustic Festival in Richmond, VA.
Susan Mann's Dance for the Camerica "Do you Like that?" was included in the 2009 Maryland Film Festival.
Susan Mann’s dance for the camera “Do You Like That?” was included in the 2009 Maryland Film Festival presented at the Charles Theatre in May. The collection of 130 movies presented during the festival was curated from thousands of titles submitted for consideration or shown at other film festivals. “Do You Like That?” was a created through collaboration between choreographer/performer Susan Mann, composer William Kleinsasser and film editor Greg Faller. In addition to its screening at the MD Film Festival, It was also selected for presentation at the University of North Carolina Alumni Program in September of 2008 and at the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival of the University of Richmond in November of 2008.