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 Experience  

(Whilst on the MA Movement)

2018 Movement Director, Table, directed by Rikki Henry, St Mary's University BA Acting  

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

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

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

2017 Actor Movement Coach, for graduates and students at Central School of Speech and Drama  

2017 Movement Director, Collette, Directed by Amanda Brennan, MA Acting For Screen 

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

2017 Movement Teacher, MA Advanced Theatre Practice, Central School of Speech and Drama, mentored by Ana Marambio 

Movement Direction

(as Movement Director/ Workshop Leader)

2017 Movement Director, Medea, ByJove Theatre, (site specific)

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

2015 Movement Director, Pride & Prejudice, ByJove Theatre, the Cockpit Theatre

2015 Movement Director, The Bacchae, King's College London

Movement Teacher


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, Univeristy 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, gaining experience in devising theatre, gravitating towards physical theatre productions 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 graduating, 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. While teaching MA Advanced Theatre Practice students at Central, Susanna offered principles of movement for students to integrate into their theatre making practice. The experience fuelled 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, Contact Improvisation, ballet, historical dance.

Email

susanna.dye@cssd.ac.uk