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 for Stage

2019 Movement Assistant, Philoxenia, directed by Molly Taylor, 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 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 Direction for Film

2019, Reprise, written and directed by Isla Ure

2019 Movement Assistant, Puppy, written and directed by E. V. Crowe, produced by Ivana Mackinon

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

Movement Teacher

2019 Workshop leader, JOY Festival, Hammersmith, produced by Turtle Key Arts

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

2017-2019 Teaching Assistant, Cando2, Candoco Dance Company, Trinity Laban

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 a movement director who works across the disciplines of dance, theatre and film to explore how the body tells stories through movement.

She has an MFA in Movement Direction from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she taught movement for the MA in Advanced Theatre Practice. She has also worked as a movement director on productions for the Lyric Hammersmith, the Bush, NYT at the Arcola Theatre.

Having found dance as a source of physical release and expression throughout her childhood, she returned to contemporary dance practices after university, to train and perform with Candoco Dance Company, the company for disabled and non-disabled dancers whom she has now worked for to deliver integrated dance training to young people. This sparked a deep interest in inclusive movement practices which she is now developing with Access All Areas, the theatre company for actors with learning disabilities. She is also working with Turtle Key Arts and the Bush Theatre to deliver theatre and dance projects to special educational needs schools.   

Studying Movement Direction at Central allowed her to draw together different elements of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, Laban, somatic and developmental movement techniques to discover a practice for working with actor movement.  

She was able to put this into practice to teach Actor Movement at the London Studio Centre and on the BA Acting course at St Mary’s University.

Susanna is driven by a desire to offer the people that she works with a space for their own individual expression within movement, and to create moments for meeting themselves and others through physicality.  

 

Skills

creating ensemble work, contemporary dance, somatic movement, choreography, devising movement and improvisation, Laban, historical dance.

Email

susanna.dye@cssd.ac.uk