Photo credit: Suzanne Miller


TUESDAY 5:45 P.M. – 7:15 P.M.

Fall: September 10th to December 10th, 2019 (12 classes)
$240 for the full session or $20 drop-ins
Pre-registration by email:
Registration: September 10th at Studio 303
With Suzanne Miller (Company Director, Choreographer, Dancer and Teacher) accompanied by Allan Paivio (Musician/Composer) / Bilingual teacher

CONTENT // Making Dance – choreographic practices and performance; underlines the unique characteristics, abilities and signature of the individual (the student) through various easy to learn and apply choreographic scores. The 14-week course focuses on developing a movement vocabularies and building repertoires through a process-led research in company with others. Each class begins with a group warm-up to live music (repeated weekly) followed by creation; improvisation-exploration, collaboration, and performance.

BIO // Suzanne Miller’s choreographic work evolves through dialogue with people, place and history using dance as a form of knowledge – memory and making. Immediacy and transformation are central to her work. Using the body as a starting place to commemorate forebears’ and invoke ancestral and artistic lineage attempting to create allegories that activate and revive a social consciousness.

Since 1985 Suzanne Miller’s dance productions, site works and recent explorations in film have toured in North and South America, Europe, The Middle East and recently in South Asia participating at international festivals and residencies. Her wide-ranging practice as a soloist, choreographer, teacher and company director has led to many artistic exchanges and commissions. For nearly 35 years, Miller’s enduring collaboration in life and work with composer Allan Paivio, share the artistic direction of Suzanne Miller & Allan Paivio Productions. Based in Montreal QC, their repertoire includes over fifty original works developed for the theatre and site works.

Working professionally since the age of 17, my formal background in dance embraces a broad spectrum of artistic enquiry. The best teachers in my life are also practicing artists who have the courage to reach beyond what they know to explore and innovate language to extend the conventions of their respective traditions. A culturally diverse, vibrant body of artistic and pedagogical tradition informs what I do. I lead from a fluid, open perspective, while stressing a dancer’s personal expression; a disciplined knowledge of dance technique, choreography, collaborative processes, and dance history. I underline the special importance of preventative and restorative techniques to impart a deep respect for one’s body and a healthy approach to dance practice. I work hard to establish a generous, inclusive atmosphere while setting the highest standards for intelligent and thoughtful artistic practice.

Image: “SETE: The Water Project”, The National Academy of Dance in Rome Italy (2016). Choreographer and photo credit: Suzanne Miller

Evening classes are open to all levels, and it’s always possible to drop-in without registering in advance.

Registration is on site directly with the teachers, please contact them if you need additional information.

Come try the classes! Free classes at the beginning of the sessions:
Saturday, September 7, 2019 / Saturday, January 4, 2020 / Saturday, March 28, 2020