Suzie West –
Suzie is local to the South West and has a vested interest in local stories, beauty spots and people when making work. She specialises in site specific performance, large community performance and creative partnerships projects ‘meddling’ in the placement of Dance in education and the fortifying of dance ecologies.
As the Artistic Director of SpinDrift Dance Collective, the projects Merge8, Mergecology Stomping Ground and Clay Walks have evolved from research and integration of partnership pedagogy with schools, universities, community groups and organisations.
Suzie has spoken at conferences and taught for Exeter University, Falmouth University, Plymouth University, Dansehallerne, Den Danske Scenkunstskolen, and NDTA. Her research and MA in Creative Education follows community of practice methodology, partnership pedagogy and the role of social creativity in community cohesion. Recently appointed as Lead Practitioner for Fuse Diverse Dance at Barbican Theatre, Suzie has been choreographing with the Fuse Team and guest companies alongside project managing community and professional the Fuse dance opportunities in the city.