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Fin Amour

About Fin Amour & Susan Hadley


hadley.4RDT 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.

What People are Saying

The diversity of the dancers really spoke to my students! It was great to see boys and girls dancing, and different races. The high level of engagement was so refreshing and got students excited about thecontent.
This activity was valuable because it helped students make connections between dance, rhythm, healthy lifestyles, and expression. The students were impressed by the talent of the dancers and it was motivating to them.
Opportunities for art and expression are so limited at school but so essential and valuable for all students, especially those who struggle to learn through traditional methods. My Kindergarteners have been dancing since you left!
This was so engaging. I looked around the auditorium and every student was watching. Not one person was talking or distracted
This activity is valuable to teachers and students because it gives them a creative outlet. We need movement in the classroom to engage, energize and deepen student learning.
I got great ideas on how to incorporate movement into math and science lessons.
I loved how you made movement and exercise relatable to the students. The dancers were full of energy and there was very little down time so students stayed engaged.
Our children were captivated by the performance. They listened to you and they were learning without knowing. They usually giggle when bodies are shown and talked about. But the way you presented it was so tastefully done, they now do poses and movement around the room and outside. You brokesome barriers and they took that permission and literally ran with it!