Welcome!

Welcome! New classes and performance projects are underway and positively inspiring, and I’m happy to be able to launch this new website where I can share news as it unfolds!  

“Her Heart” at the Theatre Centre

I am thrilled to be in rehearsal with the superb pianist Peter Longworth, preparing to perform Peggy Baker’s beautiful dance “Her Heart” next week at Toronto’s new Theatre Centre. I’ll perfom this early work of Baker’s alongside a number of other treasures as part of the…

Pre-school Dance Classes

Fridays, March 23rd through June 1st, 2018 (no class March 30th). 3:30 – 4:15pm. $125 per session (10 classes) @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103 In a fun, inclusive class led by award-winning professional Canadian dance-artist Jessica Runge, students learn age-appropriate dance and choreography…

Classes for JK & SK Children

Fridays, March 23rd through June 1st, 2018 (no class March 30th). 4:15 – 5:00pm. $125 per session (10 classes) @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103 In a fun, inclusive class led by award-winning professional Canadian dance-artist Jessica Runge, students learn age-appropriate dance and choreography…

Classes for Grade 1 & 2 Children

Fridays, March 23rd through June 1st, 2018 (no class March 30th). 5:15pm – 6:00. $125 per session (10 classes) @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103 In a fun, inclusive class led by award-winning professional Canadian dance-artist Jessica Runge, students learn age-appropriate dance and choreography…

“Collide-O-Scope” at Nuit Blanche 2017

The joint was jumping…from the moment the first guests arrived at 7:00pm ’till I couldn’t keep my eyes open and had to close up at 3:00am, guests were delighted to play with the Collide-O-Scope installation created by Arthur Cormack and myself, and featuring choreography by…

“Flying Hearts” at the 2017 Wee Festival

I’m very excited to be part of a new piece of movement theatre for young audiences, being created at Theatre Direct with choreographer Michelle Silagy, Director Lynda Hill, fellow dancer Andrew Hartley, and composer Cathy Nosaty. “Flying Hearts” is a wonderfully fun imaginary trip through…

Possible Dances

Possible Dances began in 2010, when I created the The Possibility Dance. In this original solo, the physical metaphors of presence and absence were used to explore the experiences of loss and hope. Both initial and subsequent stagings of this dance used different costumes, settings,…

To Live is to Fly

Choreography and Video: Susie Burpee with Jessica Runge …a nod to the things we carry with us and the things that don’tmake the journey ~ Susie Burpee photo: Dallard Runge