Suzann Kienast-Brown- Dancer/Choreographer

 Suzann grew up in the west and requires expansive landscapes and four seasons to thrive. She’s been dancing her whole life, but discovered modern dance at Utah State University while pursuing her B.S. in Soil and Water Science. She was immediately hooked and dove in head first, taking advantage of every opportunity that came her way to study and explore movement. After completing her M.S. in Soil Science, teaching modern and African dance at USU, and working with various independent choreographers in Utah, Suzann had the fortune of becoming Artistic Director of Valley Dance Ensemble in Logan, UT. During her tenure as Director from 2003-2014, she enjoyed sharing her passion for expression and joy in movement, and the opportunity to grow as a choreographer, teacher, and dancer. The company worked with many guest artists and experienced a wide range of movement possibilities, expanding her artistry in dance. In 2014, Suzann moved to Bozeman with her family to pursue advancement in her career as a soil scientist. Since moving to Bozeman, she has found a welcoming home in the dance community. She is now an independent choreographer, teacher, and dancer working with local studios and independent dance groups in the area. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to join RDE’s inaugural season.

Suzann grew up in the west and requires expansive landscapes and four seasons to thrive. She’s been dancing her whole life, but discovered modern dance at Utah State University while pursuing her B.S. in Soil and Water Science. She was immediately hooked and dove in head first, taking advantage of every opportunity that came her way to study and explore movement. After completing her M.S. in Soil Science, teaching modern and African dance at USU, and working with various independent choreographers in Utah, Suzann had the fortune of becoming Artistic Director of Valley Dance Ensemble in Logan, UT. During her tenure as Director from 2003-2014, she enjoyed sharing her passion for expression and joy in movement, and the opportunity to grow as a choreographer, teacher, and dancer. The company worked with many guest artists and experienced a wide range of movement possibilities, expanding her artistry in dance. In 2014, Suzann moved to Bozeman with her family to pursue advancement in her career as a soil scientist. Since moving to Bozeman, she has found a welcoming home in the dance community. She is now an independent choreographer, teacher, and dancer working with local studios and independent dance groups in the area. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to join RDE’s inaugural season.

Erin Levy