Susie Thiel is a multi-media artist, choreographer, performer and educator. She is currently the Director of the Dance Program and Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University and her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Michigan. She has performed with several modern dance companies, including the New York Dance Collective, Genesis Dance Company, Sharon Fogarty Dance Theatre and the Impulse Initiative. Her musical theatre choreography for The Days of ’98 Show ran for three seasons in Skagway, Alaska.  Most recently her work has been presented at the University of Kentucky in Theatre and the Opera Theatre productions, Green Space Studio (NYC), The Seagle Music Colony (NY), Jennifer Muller/Hatch the Presenting Series (NYC), The American College Dance Festival (GA, AR), the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conference in Miami, The Moving Collective (KY) The Cincinnati Fringe Festival (OH) Anne Bogart’s Barn (NY), and the Detroit Dance City Festival (MI). Susie recently created a new group work in collaboration with her dancers and a solo work that will premiere at the Inner Mongolia University Art College, China this October 2015.