Susan Burton is an experienced dance instructor and choreographer with an M.A. in dance and related arts from Texas Women’s University. She has taught in studios in Phoenix, AZ, Fort Worth, TX, Fort Collins and Loveland, CO and in junior colleges in Texas and New Mexico. From 1987 to 2001, she was the owner and artistic director of The Academy of Ballet in Alamogordo, NM. She also served as choreographer for several music theater groups in Alamogordo. Currently, she teaches ballet for senior adults and is an instructor in the Rhythm and Grace dance program sponsored by Parkinson Association of the Rockies. She studied classical dance with Lillian Cushing (Denver), Richard S. Thomas (NYC) and Mary Moe Adams, LRAD (Phoenix) and performed with the Denver Civic Ballet and the Denver Post Opera.