Susan Mann


Towson Tiger Statue

Contact Info

Center for the Arts, Room 1002F


B.A. University of Texas, 1982
M.F.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Dance for the Camera


Susan Mann performed with professional companies, including the Hartford Chamber Ballet, Das Bonner Ballet in Germany, and the Sharir Dance Company (modern) before receiving her M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.  She has performed in “Prince Igor”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Giselle”, “Petrouschka”,  “Gaité Parisienne”, “Graduation Ball”, “Les Sylphides”,  “Capriccio Espagnol”,  “La Fille Mal Gardée”, “Pictures at an Exhibition”, “Carmina Burana”, “Raymonda”, ”Napoli”, “Jardin Anime”, “Pas de Quatre”, “Cinderella”, “Nutcracker”, Balanchine’s “Pas de Dix” and as the lead in “Paquita” and “Swan Lake”.  Three principal roles were created for her by Yacov Sharir, and she has performed solos by modern choreographers Jan Van Dyke and Peter Pucci.  Susan is the recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Awards for both Solo Dance Performance and Choreography.  She has created more than 40 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. Susan’s choreography has been set on the Sharir Dance Company, Air Dance Bernasconi, and Columbus Dance Theatre, and she is the founder/developer of the Dance for the Camera curriculum at Towson.  Her dances for the camera have been presented as part of the Independent Eye series presented by PBS in Maryland, and officially selected for screening at the American Dance Festival’s International Screendance Festival, the Utah Dance Film Festival, the Maryland Film Festival, and also won the award for “Best Experimental Short” at the California International Short Film Festival.  Three of these works can be viewed by following these links:  “Do You Like That?” ; “breathe in … breathe out” ; “It Goes Without Saying” .