Susanna Dye | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Susanna Dye

Training

2017 - 2018 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching

Movement Direction

2019 Movement Assistant, Philoxenia, directed by Molly Taylor, the Bush Theatre

2018 The Sweetness of a Sting, directed by Nicholai La Barrie, the Lyric Hammersmith

2018 Table, directed by Rikki Henry, BA Acting, St Mary’s University  

2018 Earthquakes in London, directed by Trevor Walker, BA Acting, St Mary's University 

2017 Assistant Movement Director, Three, National Youth Theatre, the Arcola Theatre

2018 Turtle Opera, directed by Oliver Campbell Smith, Turtle Key Arts

2017 Collette, directed by Amanda Brennan, MA Acting For Screen, RCSSD

2017 Medea, ByJove Theatre, (site specific)

2016 Margaret of Anjou, ByJove Theatre, (site specific)

2015 Pride & PrejudiceByJove Theatre, the Cockpit Theatre

2015 The Bacchae, King's College London

Movement Teacher

2019 Assistant Movement Coach, Performance Making Diploma, RCSSD

2018- 2019 Actor Movement, BA Dance Theatre, London Studio Centre 

2017- 2018 Actor Movement Coach, for graduates and students at RCSSD

2017 Movement, MA Advanced Theatre Practice, RCSSD

2017-2018 Teaching Assistant, Cando2, Candoco Dance Company, Trinity Laban and the Place

2017 Teaching Assistant, National Youth Theatre mentored by Kane Husbands 

2017 Teaching Assistant, Candoco Dance Company Summer School 

2016 Workshop Facilitator, Royal Holloway University of London

(Devised movement/ as performer)  

2017 Dancing Letters, Word Festival, Cando2

2017 I Fly, The Place, Cando2 

2016 On Form and Fiction, Greenwhich Dance, Cando2

2014 Are We Shaved Yet?, The Boilerhouse: Royal Holloway, University of London 

Biography

Susanna is interested in how movement tells stories by writing through space. Growing up, she trained and performed in acting, singing and dance. At university Susanna studied English and Drama, gravitating towards methods of devising, physical theatre and movement modules. She also developed an interest in scenography, looking at aspects of space and the movement of the performer and audience in space and time.

After her BA, Susanna continued to explore performance processes where movement and the body are central. At Dance Research Studio, under the mentorship of Jacky Lansley, she trained in interdisciplinary performance practices and devised and performed in site-specific projects. She now enjoys teaching and performing with Candoco Dance Company who offer an inclusive creative environment for disabled and non disabled artists.

This interest in inclusive practices is something she explored in her MFA SIP and she worked on targeted projects with actors from diverse age groups, socio economic backgrounds and actors with autistic spectrum disorders, for the Lyric Hammersmith, NYT and Turtle Key Arts.  

She has now taught actor movement on the MA Advanced Theatre Practice students at Central and the BA Dance Theatre at the London Studio Centre. The experience fuels her interest in how she can facilitate the actor or student in an experience of self-discovery, confidence and ownership in their movement.

Susanna is also movement director for ByJove Theatre Company who specialise in reinvigorating classical texts, myths and legends to explore contemporary issues.  

 

Skills

contemporary dance, somatic movement, choreography, devising movement and improvisation, Laban, Contact Improvisation, historical dance.

Email

susanna.dye@cssd.ac.uk