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Suzanne Frazer
Suzanne Frazer

Suzanne Frazer is a dance artist/educator/choreographer. She has a BA Dance (Teaching) from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Dance) from Deakin University. Suzanne has worked in many primary and secondary schools throughout Queensland teaching dance, choreographing, and directing performances with grants from the QEII Trust for Young Australians, the National Aboriginal Education Program, Regional Arts Development Fund, and Priority Country Area Program. Suzanne lectured in dance at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology and worked for the Queensland Department of Education on the "P-10 Dance Curriculum Guide." Suzanne also presented many workshops and in-service seminars for teachers and facilitated residential programs and week-long festivals.

Suzanne has received professional development grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee for Young Australians. Suzanne has studied with masters in the US, Nepal, and Argentina including Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith (contact improvisation), Babatunde Olantunji (African dance, drumming and chanting), Joan Skinner (Skinner releasing technique), Michael Tracy (Pilobolus collaborative choreography), Anne Green Gilbert (teaching the 3 R's through movement), Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo (Argentine tango), and Prajwal Vajracharya (Carya Nrtya). Currently Suzanne is completing a Master of Arts in Dance and a Certificate in Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Suzanne's graduate studies focus on Pacific (Hawaiian, Māori, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan) and Asian (Balinese, Korean, Okinawan, Japanese) dance forms.