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On April 20, 2016

Michael Susten

“Michael Susten is a choreographer who creates beautiful and original work” Debbie Allen Michael is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance and was honored with the Choreography Prize upon graduation While a sophomore in college, Michael created the Xhale Dance Company, a contemporary company based in the heart of Philadelphia. In addition to their seasonal productions, the company also performed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Koresh Artist Showcase and The Choreographer’s Canvas in NYC. After graduation Michael continued producing his company, while teaching at studios in the Tri-State Area. Michael has showcased his work in the Dance Underneath the Stars Choreography Festival in Palm Springs, California, The Pushing Progress Showcase and the APAP festival in NYC and the International Choreography Competition held in Pittsburgh. Michael has been featured in Dance Teacher Magazine twice and Dance Studio Life Magazine. He recently placed 3rd in the ASH Choreography competition out of 100 choreographers.   Michael Susten & Company has produced three sold out concerts in NYC over the past year, as well as two sold out workshops. Michael has been a dance educator for the past 14 years. He has had the privilege of teaching at dance studios around the country, Performing Arts High Schools and most recently was a guest at Point Park University and the University of Pa. Michael has trained and mentored students who have performed on Broadway, Vegas, Theme Parks, Major Dance Companies and have been accepted into the top dance colleges around the country. Michael Susten can be found teaching Broadway Dance Center and Steps on broadway and The Joffrey Ballet in NYC, Millenium Dance Complex in Philly and is Currently on staff for numerous convention and competitions, traveling the country continuing to inspire a new generation of dancers. “Michael Susten is a choreographer who is unafraid to explore the dynamics motion and emotion, his choreography is athletic with a balletic undertone.” Dorrell Woods NYCStuff

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