Susana di Palma

Cowles Center Teaching Artist: 2004-Present

First Year on the Cowles Center Roster: 2004
Arts in Education Programs: Workshops, Dance Without Barriers
Style(s): Flamenco
Teaching Artist Philosophy: “I believe everyone can share beauty, emotions and community through dance and music.  Understanding other cultures through experiencing their music, dance and songs ignite the imagination to view the world beyond.”

Susana di Palma, Artistic Director/Founder of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, is unparalleled as a performer and choreographer. She is respected and recognized internationally for her innovative flamenco/theatre works. She has spent a lifetime studying all aspects of the art of flamenco. Her performance and choreographic skills have, at their core, the essence of flamenco tradition.  Although she is an accomplished and critically acclaimed flamenco soloist, her unique contributions to her art form are her provocative theatre/flamenco works that reflect and respond to our contemporary world. A beloved teacher, Susana has taught flamenco for over 30 years. She directs the Zorongo Flamenco School and has taught for 14 years as an adjunct instructor in the Dance Department at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.