Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, Susan Dromisky is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada and began her professional career shortly after graduation. She became a soloist in 1985 and was also a soloist dancer with the English National Ballet in 1985 – 1986. Some of her leading roles included Sugar Plum and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Swanhilda in Erik Bruhn’s Coppelia, Teresina in Peter Schaufuss’ Napoli and Olga in John Cranko’s Onegin. Susan has worked directly with Rudolph Nureyev, Erik Bruhn, Sir Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, James Kudelka, Peter Schaufuss, Glen Tetley, Natalia Makarova, Brian MacDonald, David Allen, John Alleyne, Michael Clark and John McFall. Ms. Dromisky was a recipient of the Peter Dwyer Scholarship for High Excellence in Dance in 1978. She was also awarded a Canada Council Grant for the Arts in 1979. Upon retiring from the stage, she was a full-time artistic faculty member with the National Ballet School of Canada before coming to BalletMet in 1998. She was the director of the Trainee Program and the Senior Performance Ensemble.
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