Susan Crocker

Financial Director, Principal Dancer (Jan 2012 – Present)
Stylizations:
Contemporary/Modern Belly Dance, Transnational Fusion
Specialties:
Finger Cymbals, Costume Design, Swords
Affiliations:

2012 – Present  |  Seraka Dance Company (Financial Director, Principal Dancer)

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

Certifications  |  Intensives  |  Study  |  Production  |  Performance

 

This CV is comprehensive and includes information that is current as of 03 February 2021. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are scheduled and pending completion. For more information about the items listed below please contact Susan directly.

 


Certifications

Dark Side Dance Program by Audra Simmons
  • 2018 Nov 11  |  Attempted Stage 3: Turquoise (72 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2015 Sep 20  |  Certified Stage 2: Lavender (35 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Nov 18  |  Refresh Stage 1: Basic Black (24 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2013 Nov 17  |  Certified Stage 1: Basic Black (24 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL

Training

Company Rehearsals
  • 2012 – present  |  Seraka Dance Company (4-8 hrs/wk) | St. John’s NL
Audra Simmons (CAN)
  • 2020 Oct 04  |  Technique Lab 3 (5.5 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 Sep 27  |  Technique Lab 2 (5.5 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 August  |  Pedal to the Metal (3 x 1.25 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 July  |  Private Lessons: Choreography Refinement (4 x 1 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 June  |  Pedal to the Metal (3 x 1.25 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 April  |  Pedal to the Metal (2 x 1.25 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 April  |  Developing Solo Work 2 (4 x 1.25 hrs)  |  Virtual
  • 2020 March  | Online Dark Side Drills (2 x 1.25 hrs) |  Virtual
  • 2019 Mar 17   |  Take It Back Sampler (5 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2019 Mar 16  |  The Lavish Dive (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2019 Mar 16  |  New Fun Technique & Dance Combos (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2019 Mar 15  |  Come Learn Choreography (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2018 Nov 02-11  |  DSDP: Turquoise Intensive (72 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2016  Mar 29-Apr 03  |  The Lavish Project 2016 Residency (50 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2015 Sep 20  |  Creativity Collage (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Sep 20  |  Start Simply (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Sep 15-20  |  DSDP: Lavender Intensive  (35 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jun 23-28  |  The Lavish Project 2015 Residency (50 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2015 Jun 1  |  Interior Design: Dancing Choreo (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jun 13  |  Build the Foundation: Drills & Combos (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jun 12-13  |  Basic Black Tune Up (6 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Nov 14-18  |  DSDP: Basic Black Intensive (24 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 June 01  |  Lavish Drilling and Combinations (w/H. Labonte) (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2013 Nov 14-17  |  DSDP: Basic Black Intensive (24 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2013 Oct 27  |  ATS® Roots & Branches (3 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
Lynn Panting (CAN)
  • 2021 Feb  |  Private Lessons: Adult Ballet Beginners (2 x 1 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2021 Jan  |  Private Lessons: Adult Ballet Beginners (3 x 1 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
Melissa Gamal (CAN)
  • 2020 May  |  Specialty Series: Drum Solo (4 hrs)  |  Virtual
KIDD PIVOT
  • 2020 Feb  |  Kidd Pivot Dance Workshop (1 hr)  |  St. John’s NL
Michelle Sorensen (USA)
  • 2018  Aug 12  |  Master Class (2 hrs)  |  Halifax NS
  • 2018  Aug 12  |  Milk It (2 hrs)  |  Halifax NS
  • 2018  Aug 12  |  Semi-Automatic Shimmies (2 hrs)  |  Halifax NS
  • 2018  Aug 11  |  Kotch If You Can (2 hrs)  |  Halifax NS
  • 2018  Aug 11  |  Brush Strokes (2 hrs)  |  Halifax NS
  • 2018  Aug 11  |  Drill Bits (2 hrs)  |  Halifax NS
Heather Labonté (CAN)
  • 2018 May 19  |  Open Drills with Heather Labonte  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jan 26  |  Badass Drills & Cozy Combos (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 June 01  |  Lavish Drilling and Combinations (w/A. Simmons) (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Aug 05  |  Lyrical Bellydance (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s, NL
  • 2012 Aug 05  |  Brass Tacks (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s, NL
  • 2011 Aug 21  |  Work Hard, Play Hard (5 hrs)  |  St. John’s, NL
Wendy Osmond (CAN)
  • 2016 Sep-Nov |  Full Body Stretch  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2016 Sep-Nov  |  Adult Ballet Level 2  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2016 Apr-Jun  |  Adult Ballet Level 1  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2016 Jan-Jul  |  Adult Ballet Beginners  |  St. John’s NL
Vanessa Matthews (CAN)
  • 2015 Jan-Apr  |  Technique Level 2 (10 x 1 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2015 Jan-Apr  |  Technique Level 1 (10 x 1 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2011 Sep-Nov  |  Intermediate: Zills (10 x 1 hrs) | St. John’s NL
April Rose (USA)
  • 2014 Aug 24  |  Releasing Techniques for Belly Dancers  (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 24  |  The Graceful and The Grotesque (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 23  |  Tribal Improv (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 23  |  Basic Tribal Fusion Technique  (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 23  |  Mad Multi-Tasking  (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Aug 22  |  Belly Dance at the Turn of the Century  (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
Kristine Jennes (CAN)
  • 2014 Sep 14  |  Draw ‘Em In Workshop (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2014 Sep 14  |  Golden Workshop (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
Heather Stants (USA)
  • 2014 May 31   |  Moving Beyond  (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Sep 30  |  Dark Harvest Festival: Building Movement and Choreo (4 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Sep 29  |  Dark Harvest Festival: Expand Your Territory (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Sep 28  |  Dark Harvest Festival: Core Conscious Technique (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
Samantha Emanuel (UK)
  • 2014 June 01  |  Choreography with Samantha  |  Toronto ON
  • 2014 May 31  |  Current Combination Play (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2014 May 30  |  Layer Cake (2 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2014 May 30  |  Embodied Spirographics (2 hrs) |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Sep 27  |  Dark Harvest Festival: Current Combination Play (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Sep 26  |  Dark Harvest Festival: Nooks and Crannies (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
  • 2012 Sep 25  |  Dark Harvest Festival: Conditioning for Fusion (3 hrs)  |  Toronto ON
Laura Selenzi (CAN)
  • 2013 May 26  |  Bollywood Bellydance (w/M. Ryan) (2 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 26  |  1001 Shimmies (1 hr)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 25  |  Private Sword Lesson (w/M. Ryan) (2 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 25  |  Veil & Double Veil (1 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 25  |  Drunken Master (w/M. Ryan) (2 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 04  |  Folklore Sampler (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
  • 2013 May 03  |  Professional Performance Q&A (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL
Monique Ryan (CAN)
  • 2013 May 26  |  Bollywood Bellydance (w/L. Selenzi) (2 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 26  |  Intro to Tribal Fusion (1 hr)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 25  |  Private Sword Lesson (w/L. Selenzi) (2 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • 2013 May 25  |  Drunken Master (w/L. Selenzi) (2 hrs)  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
Andrea Kitta (CAN/USA)
  • 2012 Apr  |  Intro to ATS – Part 2 (2 hrs)  |  St. John’s NL

Production

Seraka Dance Company
  • *2021 Aug  |  SDC’s 10 Year Anniversary (Producer, Choreographer)
  • *2021 Mar 20  |  Synthesis: Daydream (Producer)
  • 2020 Nov 30  |  “Patterns” video project (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2020 Jun  |  “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” video project (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2020 Feb 29  |  Sonder (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2019 Feb 09  |  Synthesis: Solos & Duets (Producer)
  • 2018 Oct 06 |  Caravanserai: After Dark (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2018 Jan 27  | Synthesis: Audacity (Producer)
  • 2017 Nov 11  | Unknown (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2016 Nov 13  | Aqueous (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2016 Jan 30  | Synthesis: Winter Blues (Producer)
  • 2015 Sep 11  | A Night at the Caravanserai: Vaudeville (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2015 Jan 24  | Synthesis: Contemporary (Producer)
  • 2014 Sep 13  | A Night at the Caravanserai: Vaudeville (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2014 Feb 01  | Synthesis: Speakeasy (Producer)
  • 2013 Oct 05  | A Night at the Caravanserai: Silk Road (Producer, Choreographer)
  • 2013 Jun 22  | Synthesis: Solos & Duets (Producer)
  • 2012 Sep 15  | A Night at the Caravanserai (Producer, Choreographer)

Performances

2021
  • *Aug 14  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “10 Year Anniversary” video series (Seraka)  |  Virtual (YouTube)
  • *Feb 20  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
2020
  • Nov 30  |  Seraka Dance Company’s “Patterns” (Seraka)  | Virtual (Live via Zoom)
  • Oct 20  |  Untellable Movement Theater’s “Mayflies” (Solo)  |  Virtual (Instagram)
  • Aug 15  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew” (Solo)  | Virtual (Live via Zoom)
  • Jul 27  |  Seraka Dance Company’s “Meet Susan” (Solo) |  Virtual (YouTube)
  • Jun 30  |  Seraka Dance Company’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (Seraka)  |  via YouTube (virtual)
  • Apr 18  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew” (Solo)  |   Virtual (Live via Zoom)
  • Mar 21  |  CHANNAL’s “Variety Show” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 29  |  Seraka Dance Company’s “SONDER” (Cast/Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
2019
  • Sep 21  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 07  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “Rule 34” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 14  |  Pride & Progress Parade (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 01  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ Dance On The Edge 11 (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 16  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 09  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Solos & Duets” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 19  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
2018
  • Oct 13  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “I Like Big Books” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 06  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Caravanserai: After Dark” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 11  |  Serpentine Studios’ “Michelle Sorensen Gala” (Seraka)  |  Halifax NS
  • Jun 02  |  Island Belles’ “The Good, The Bad, The Fabulous” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 02  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 10” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 10  |  Island Belles’ “Bring the Heat” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 10  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “The Hills Are Alive” (Seraka)  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 27  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Audacity” (Solo)  |  St. John’s NL
2017
  • Dec 8 | Here Kitty Kitty’s “Dymond-Studded Menagerie of Oddities” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 11  | Seraka Dance Co’s “Unknown” (Cast/Solo)  | St. John’s NL
  • Sep 30 |  Island Belles’ “Lights Camera Burlesque” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Aug 19  | Honey Fury’s “Burlesque Boil Up” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jul 13 | St. John’s Pride’s “Pride Week Celebrations” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 27  | Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance On The Edge 9” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
2016
  • Nov 13  | Seraka Dance Co’s “Aqueous” (Cast/Solo)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jun 25  | Island Belles’ “Misbehaving” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 14  | Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 8” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 30  | Honey Fury’s “Peel Slowly & See” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Apr 09  | Heat2Toe’s “Girl’s Night Out” (Seraka)  | Mount Pearl NL
  • Apr 02  | “The Lavish Project 2016”  (Cast/Artist in Residency) | Toronto ON
  • Mar 26  | Island Belles’ “Burlesque in Bloom” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jan 30  | Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Winter Blues” (Solo)  | St. John’s NL
2015
  • Nov 28 | “Naturally” hosted by Tuckamore Dance Company (Solo) |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 20 |  Island Belles’ “Burlesque Rewind” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 17  | Book Launch for “Call of the Sea” by Amanda Labonté (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Sep 11  | Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 22  | Island Belles’ “Burlesque Fever” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Aug 08-09  | Annual Downtown St. John’s Busker Festival  (Seraka) | St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27  | The Lavish Project (Cast/Artist in Residency)  | Toronto ON
  • Jun 20 |  Dark Side Studio’s Dark Salon Solo Works (Solo)  | Toronto ON
  • Jun 07  | Head2Toe Women’s Show (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 09  | Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 7” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 02  | Island Belles’ “Spring Fling” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Feb 28 | Red Hot Productions’ “Red Hot 2015” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 24  | Seraka’s “Synthesis Contemporary” (Solo)  | St. John’s NL
2014
  • Nov 08  | Tuckamore Dance Company’s “Premier Showcase” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Oct 18 | Island Belles’ “A Burlesque Blood Bath” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 30  | Guest entertainment at Daffodil Place (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Sep 13  | Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Vaudeville (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Aug 23  | Wild Lily Dance Centre’s “Roses of the Rock, April Rose Gala Show” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jul 23  | Larmon-Croake Wedding (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 31 |  The Dark Side Studio’s “The Lavish Project Gala” (Solo) | Toronto ON
  • May 17  | Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 6” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Apr 05  | Island Belles’ “Greatest Hits” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Apr 05  | Gonzaga High School’s “International Bazaar” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Feb 01  | Seraka’s “Synthesis Speakeasy” (Solo)  | St. John’s NL
2013
  • Dec 07  | Island Belles’ “Belles & Bows” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Oct 05  | Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Silk Road” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Aug 30  | Heather Labonté’s “Ablaze” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jul 27  | CBC’s “World Soccer Day” Pavillion (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jun 22  | Seraka’s “Synthesis: Solos & Duets” (Solo)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 24 |  ShiMoves’ “Shimmera” (Seraka) |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • May 11  | Island Belle’s “Full Frontal Nerdity” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 05  | Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 5” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Mar 24  | MWONL’s Cultural Festival (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Mar 02  | Amanda Chretien’s “Red Hot” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jan 19  | Island Belle’s “Shaken & Stirred” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jan 17  | OvationNL’s “Celebration of Women” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
2012
  • Nov 03  | Island Belle’s “For The Girls” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Sep 27  | Audra’s “Dark Harvest Gala” (Seraka)  | Toronto, ON
  • Sep 15  | Seraka’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Carnivale” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Aug 11 | Island Belles “Wheels & Heels 2” (Seraka) |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 04  | Heather Labonte’s “Mauzy Elegance” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jun 09  | Island Belles’ “Burlesque’s Most Wanted” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • May 19  | Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 4” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Mar 18  | NDW’s “Do You Think You Can Dance 2012” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Feb 25  | Amanda Chretien’s “Red Hot” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Feb 11  | Burly Q Babies’s “One Night Stand” (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL
  • Jan 28  | Friends of India’s “Republic Day Celebrations (Seraka)  | St. John’s NL