Suzie West trained in Dance & Theatre at Roehampton University and has continued to dance, create and perform contemporary dance and physical theatre throughout her qualifications and time in education. Suzie is a dedicated researcher and ‘meddler’ in the placement of dance in education, for both teachers and the students.
SpinDrift Dance Collective has evolved out of her passion to keep teachers and students well connected to current contemporary practice. With eleven years of teaching in a secondary school environments and performing for companies and choreographers across the UK, Suzie epitomizes her ethos.
As well as directing SpinDrift, she is employed at a number of schools as a dance and drama specialist, consulting for primaries, GCSE dance and A-level. Suzie is local to the South West and has a vested interest in local stories, beauty spots and people when making work, She specialises in site specific performance, large community performance and creative partnership.
Suzie is a wild, animated and energetic performer, often testing her own physical capabilities with whirling release work, low flying and acrobatic character for Rogue Theatre, Attik Dance, Promnesia, and Chhaya Collective.