DANZA CONTEMPORANEA (USA)
Suzanne Saltmarsh is a contemporary dance artist, teacher, and choreographer.
Born in San Francisco, California to an artist mother and military father; she’s the sixth of seven children.
Moving from West Coast to East Coast in the formative years Suzanne began training in classical ballet at the age of seven.
She went on to graduate from Florida State University and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, focusing strongly on performance and choreography.
Moving to the West Coast from NYC in the mid ’90s, she began to explore a more contemporary vernacular mixed with music, visual arts, and theater.
Performing in cutting-edge spaces in San Francisco and New York City, Ms. Saltmarsh gained a reputation for creating movement choreography that pushed social and political boundaries.
Collaboration with different disciplines in the arts was the focus for her MFA degree in Choreography from Jacksonville University.
(2014) She has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Dallas Black Dance Theater, San Francisco Opera Ballet, and Labayen Dance /SF.
She formed her own pick-up company, Saltmarsh Dance, in 1999 San Francisco, CA.
Ms. Saltmarsh has taught, mentored, and choreographed for Jacksonville University (2013-2015), Douglas Anderson SOTA, LaVilla, San Francisco SOTA, Alonzo King SF Dance Center, Marin Ballet, and throughout the US and Europe.
Ms. Saltmarsh is the director of this conservatory dance program in Jacksonville, Florida.
Saltmarsh Dance of Jacksonville’s mission is to educate, inspire, and collaborate with dancers through a profound respect for all the Arts.
DURING HER MASTERCLASSES AT DAP FESTIVAL SUZANNE WILL ASSIGN 2 SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 1 WEEK PARTICIPATION IN THE WINTER INTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY PROGRAM AT SALTMARSH DANCE JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA (USA) (2021/2022)