About Fin Amour & Susan Hadley
RDT has enjoyed a long artistic association with choreographer Susan Hadley which includes two original commissions, Honor Guard and Fin Amours, plus Commonplace, Solitaire, and Blue Grass, as well as guest residencies in the 2002 and 2012 RDT Summer Dance Workshops.
Hadley’s choreography has also been performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BalletMet, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Ballet Pacifica, OSU Dance, OSU Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Company and Drums Downtown. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Choo San Goh Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, OSU College of the Arts, and Wexner Center for the Arts.
Hadley was a principal dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group, performing internationally and on DANCE IN AMERICA. She was a member of Senta Driver’s company HARRY and she performed with Meredith Monk. As rehearsal director for Mark Morris she worked with Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, with Zivili’s premiere of The Office, and with the Royal Opera’s production of Platee.
Recipient of the 2002 Colleges of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2006 OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, Hadley is a Professor in the renowned Department of Dance at The Ohio State University.