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Photo of Suzanne LappasSuzanne Lappas

Elective Contemporary Dance Technique

Suzanne Lappas is a professional dance artist and professional registered nurse. A native Hoosier, she started dancing at the Jordan College Academy of Dance and went on to minor in dance at the IU while earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and French.  Following college, she discovered a passion for release technique, improvisation, contact improvisation, and interdisciplinary collaboration.  Suzanne was a collaborative member of Avy K Productions, Kunst-Stoff, Limbinal (co-founder), Lisa Townsend Company, MotionLab/La Alternativa, ODC Dance, Project Agora, Scott Wells & Dancers, and Smith-Wymore Disappearing Acts.  She was also a guest performer with David Dorfman Dance, the Joe Goode Performance Group, and Robert Moses' Kin.  Performance accolades include "San Francisco Chronicle's Top Ten Performances" and "Top Bay Area Artist". She has taught at Sonoma State University, the University of California, Berkeley, and aat Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  She has served as a senior teaching artist with Performing Arts Workshop and as an instructor at ROCO Dance and Fitness, Motus Dance Theatre, and for private students




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