Susan became a workshop leader in 2005, devising and leading the education programme for Opera Minima. To support her work, she studied Arts Management & Arts Education specialising in Arts Education at Birkbeck College (MA) and has worked for English Touring Opera, Turtle Key Arts, Streetwise Opera, Norwich High School, Jubilee Opera, The Voice Studio, Morley Opera School and created the position of Education & Outreach Director for W11 Opera.
NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL
HMS Mini Pinny - 2020
Opera Performance Workshop - 2019
From 2015 to 2018 Susan was the Education & Outreach Director for W11 Opera. She became the Artistic Director of W11 Opera in 2020.
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA:
She has performed in several operas for young people and education & outreach projects including:
Old Lady/Head Teacher in Waxwings (Luxembourg Philimonie) - 2019
Milly in Silver Electra (World Premier/UK Tour) - 2017
Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (UK Tour) - 2016
Old Lady/Head Teacher in Waxwings (Luxembourg Philimonie) - 2015
Mrs Aesop in A Sting In The Tail (World Premier) - 2015
Mrs Plumpster/Ferdinand in Borka (World Premier/UK Tour) - 2014
Lady Alice in Edenbridge (World Premier) - 2014
Ariel in Offshore - 2013
Valentina in Laika in Lambeth (World Premier) - 2013
Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (World Premier/UK Tour) - 2013
Susan has also run several workshops for ETO including Turtle Song, a series of workshops for people living with dementia and their carers at Waddeston Manor (2017) and The Warden’s Trust (2019).
Susan devised several workshops for Opera Minima from 2005 to 2011. Projects included school & community workshops, operatic revues, reduced productions and fully staged works.