Susanne Liebich is an an educator, a professional dancer, choreographer, a wellness program facilitator, a mother, and a collaborator. In her teens, Susanne studied classical dance at the Boston Ballet School, and later studied modern and jazz dance while working towards an MBA at Boston University. At that time, she performed in local dance companies, and began her exploration of choreography.
Susanne's first teaching experience was at Terpsichore Dance Studio in the Berkshires with a focus toward teaching dance and mind/body exercise to children, teenagers and adults. In addition, she founded and directed a repertory company called "Aboutdance" which performed at the Inside/Out Theatre at Jacob's Pillow.
Upon returning to the Boston area, Susanne has continued to teach dance and organize wellness programs, as well as volunteer extensively. In 2015, she was elected as a corporator of Emerson Hospital. For two years, she served as Development Chair and Board Member of BalletRox in Jamaica Plain, which is a non-profit dedicated to diversity in dance as well as inner city youth initiatives in the performance arts. She served as Cultural Enrichment Coordinator for seven years and Dance Coordinator for two years for the Concord Public Schools. She has also taught classes and conducted outreach programs for at-risk teenage girls who reside at the Metro Youth Services Facility in Dorchester.
Susanne is a Certified Stott® Pilates Instructor, Certified Nia® Black Belt Instructor, Total Barre™ Instructor, a licensed Dance for Parkinson’s Disease® instructor, and licensed in the Moving to Heal© technique. She continues to explore interests in various forms of dance, music, and movement including African Dance and Drumming, Latin Dance and ballroom dance. Most recently, her classes include instruction geared toward dance and injury prevention for older adults and other special population groups with limited mobility. Her wellness workshops for adolescent girls called 'GirlPower!' which focus on holistic health and movement have been well received in the Boston area. GirlPower! programs have been sponsored by Emerson Hospital, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and Concord Carlisle Community Education. She is available for group classes and individual dance / movement instruction tailored to individual needs.