Susannah Haight is a freelance contemporary dancer from Toronto (On, Canada), with roots in Montreal (Qc, Canada). Originally training as a competitive rhythmic gymnast by the age of 6, Susannah found dance four years later and decided to quit training to fully peruse dance. As a competitive dancer, she studied various genres such as– jazz, lyrical, tap, acrobatics, contortion, modern and ballet. She graduated from the prestigious Etobicoke School of the Arts (Ontario) –where she was awarded “The Edward Lam Memorial Scholarship” in her final year. During her summers, Susannah spent her time training at internationally acclaimed programs such as Quinte Ballet School of Canada (Belleville On, Canada), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (Carlisle PA, USA), The National Circus School (Montreal, Quebec), Debbie Allen Dance Academy (Los Angeles, USA), Conteur Dance Academy (Toronto, Canada), Domaine Forget Arts Academy (Quebec, Canada), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance (USA).
Susannah Graduated from secondary the esteemed Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montreal where she spent three years training from 2014-2017. She has had the opportunity to work with renown choreographers such as Darryl Tracy, Parts+Labour_Danse, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Bobbi Smith and Or Meir Schraiber from Batsheva dance company, Jason Martin, and Linda Garneau. At EDCM, Susannah has also been developing her skills as a choreographer and performed in her own co created short film directed by Sebastian Furtado at Le Livart gallery in Montreal. Susannah continues to work on her artistic abilities combining her knowledge of classical dance technique, various forms of street style dance and her acrobatic skills to create an individual style in which she hopes to further push the boundaries of contemporary dance and create a new innovative ways of exploring and performing this artform.
Photo : Julie Artacho