Susan Gillis Kruman
Faculty

Presentations

"Step Into Spring" dance concert
This was a public performance by the Pitt Dance Ensemble. Approx. 50 students were involved and we had an audience of approx. 200 people in the Trees Hall Dance Studio.
Winter Dance Concert "Rhythm of the Heart"

Feb. 12 and 13, 2016, presented approx. 60 students in a dance concert in the Stephen Foster Memorial Theater. Attendance was approx. 900 viewers over 2 days. This production is supported by the Dance Production 2 class.

Dhirana - I was an invited judge in this national dance competition held at the U. of Pittsburgh. 10 colleges from the U.S. competed in this national dance competition. Sponsored by the U. of Pittsburgh.

I was an invited judge in this national dance competition held at the U. of Pittsburgh. 8 colleges from the U.S. competed in this national dance competition. Sponsored by the U. of Pittsburgh.

Winter Dance Workshop

A dance workshop open to all students at Pitt was held at Trees Hall. This event supports the dance minor and allows university students to see what HPA has to offer for those students interested in dance and physical activity. Using the resources of faculty, guest instructors and dance minors we offered a variety of interesting dance technique classes for the students from 12:00-4:00p. This event was sponsored by the Dance Minor Program/HPA at the University of Pittsburgh.

"Dance or Die" The Fall Dance Concert

Presented approx. 90 students in a dance concert in the Studio Theater in the CL. This public performance had approx. 350 viewers over 2 days. This production is supported by the Dance Production 1 class.

Fall Dance Workshop

The fall dance workshop takes place at Trees Hall. Various dance technique classes are offered to the students by professional faculty and advanced students. The purpose of the early workshop is to publicize our HPA Dance Minor, provide information about all of the classes and programs offered by HPA, and have a dance event where students can meet and dance with like-minded students.

Youngstown Dance Festival

I was an invited teacher and taught a master class in dance improvisation at the festival. I took Pitt students to the festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, where they took classes and performed at the festival.

Yoga Workshop

Jan 18, 2014

This was the first in a series of workshops presented by HPA. The yoga workshop was jointly conceived and instructed by myself and Sally Sherman (a graduate HPA student). The workshops are an opportunity to support the students in HPA who want to learn more about various activities that support a healthy lifestyle.

Student Affairs Comm. Dean's Council Meeting

Jan 2013


In January, 2013 a small group of Dance Ensemble members performed for the Dean's Council meeting. The Dance Ensemble was one of only four student groups that were invited to present.


Yoga for Dancers

Nov 30, 2012


Presented the above for the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at -Springs Resort in Champion, PA.  Participants were K-12 and higher education teachers.


Improvising a Dance Event

Sep 30, 2012


Invited teacher for the Youngstown Dance Festival, Sunday, September 30, 2012. I presented a "Yoga for Dancers" class and an "Improvisation for Dancers" class. The presentations culminated with a performance by the participants.


Moving and Thinking: Using Improvisation In Your Movement Class

Feb 16, 2011
Presented the above for the Eastern District Association Convention in Long Branch, NJ. Participants were K-12 and higher education teachers.

Spring Into Dance

Apr 10, 2010
Collaboration with Saturday's Kids Program to provide a half-day dance workshop to high school students. All classes taught by Pitt students and Faculty.

Spring Dance Concert

Mar 25, 2010
March 25, 26, 27 presented approx. 60 students in a dance concert in the Trees Hall dance studio - attendance was approx. 900 viewers over 3 days

Fall Dance Informal

Oct 23, 2009
Presented approx. 90 students in a dance concert in Trees Hall dance studio. October 29 & 30, 2009

Creative Movement/Including Yoga in Your P.E. Curriculum/Dance in Your Classrooms

Oct 2009
Invited speaker for S.E. NY State Assoc. for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Held in Rye, NY.

Youngstown Dance Festival

Sep 27, 2009
I took 20 Pitt students to the festival where they took classes and performed at the festival.

Mid-Atlantic Regional College Dance Festival/Yoga for Dancers

Mar 7, 2009
A master class for university dance students incorporating yoga and contemporary dance.

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh/Die Fledermaus

Dec 2008
Choreographed the Byham Theater production of Die Fledermaus.

Unleashing the Inner Muse - Techniques to facilitate Creativity In Generating Movement For a Performance

Feb 2008
Presented the above for the Eastern District Association Convention in Newport, RI. Participants were K-12 and higher education teachers.

Master Dance Class

Oct 2007
Master dance class/workshop for high school students at Chartiers Valley H.S.

Improvisation for Dance

Sep 30, 2007
This was a college dance festival hosted by Youngstown State University, Youngstown , OH

Choreography for "Pericles"/U. of Pittsburgh Theater Dept.

Oct 26, 2005
Choreographer for the play "Pericles"
Susan Gillis Kruman

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
112 Trees Hall
Allequippa and Darragh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-648-8262
gillis@pitt.edu