Susan Hamlin, United States / France
Susan Hamlin is a teacher, writer and choreographer. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she was trained in the Martha Graham technique and obtained a BFA from the dance/theatre department. She went on to earn a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, concentrating on choreography and pedagogy. Since 1990 she has been Director of the dance program at Sarah Lawrence College Paris where she is a professor dance history and composition while continuing to choreograph and teach in the U.S. and France.
Her research focuses on the perception of American dance and dancers in France and she has published several articles on the subject. Currently, she is working on a collection of essays and interviews entitled, From Savages to Superstars, American dance and dancers in France.