Susan Matheke - Adjunct Dance Faculty - Dance History and Methods

BA Wheaton College, MFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts, retired in 2011 after twenty-six years, as Chair of the Dance Department at the ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT. A former member of the Viola Farber Dance Company in NYC, Susan also participated in assisting in many choreographic works. Ms. Matheke was Assistant Professor of Dance at The University of Michigan from 1979 to 1983. She has been a guest artist at Ohio University, Wesleyan University, Harvard/Radcliffe Dance Program, and the National University, Costa Rica. Ms. Matheke was head of the dance program for the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University for many years and has been a member of the faculty of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University. Ms. Matheke performs with her husband, Willie Feuer, as Dances for 2. Formed in 1979, Dances for 2 has presented concerts and conducted workshops throughout the United States and Central America. In 1996 Ms. Matheke and Mr. Feuer were selected as recipients of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven Arts Award that recognized “Excellence and Mastery.”   Ms. Matheke has received two Individual Artist Grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and was a participating artist in the Commission’s 1995 “Investing in Dreams” project. She has served as Vice President for Program Development for the Connecticut Dance Alliance. In 2007 Ms. Matheke was recognized by the Connecticut Dance Alliance for her distinguished service to dance in Connecticut and her contribution to the development of quality dance education at the secondary level. Ms. Matheke continues her commitment to quality dance education in Connecticut while teaching at CCSU.