SUSAN GILLIS KRUMAN
(a.k.a Susan Gillis -- Professional Name)
Home Address & Telephone:Business Address & Telephone:
204 Lingrove Pl.112 Trees Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15208University of Pittsburgh
412-441-4408 (H)Pittsburgh, PA 15261
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Master of Education:University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1975-1976
Bachelor of Fine Arts:University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1971- 1974 (Modern Dance Choreography and Performance)
Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Education, 1978 - Present. Reponsibiities include:
Coordinator for University of Pittsburgh Dance Minor 2008- present
Director for the Pitt Dance Ensemble, producing the Fall and Spring annual dance concert, administering program activities and funding, providing classes and dance educational activities to
University undergraduates, 1978 to present
Director of the “Day of Dance” high school dance workshop, U. of Pittsburgh, February, 2005-2008
Adjunct Faculty, Carlow College. January-May, 2008-10. Taught yoga to the undergraduates.
Faculty, Slippery Rock University, January – May, 2000 Taught Introduction to Dance, and Dance Production
Gillis/Steel Workshops/Residencies, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984-2010
Co-Director for Gillis/Steel, 1985 to present. Responsibilities included choreography and performance, artistic direction, booking and marketing, grant application and teaching
Co-Director for the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, 1976-83. Responsibilities included choreography and performance, teaching, artistic direction, booking, marketing, grant applications, and board development
Adjunct Faculty, La Roche College, January - May 1998-2000 Taught Dance Pedagogy and Modern Dance to dance majors
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Board Member, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh , PA
Board Member, Attack Theatre (a Pittsburgh based modern dance company) 2006-present
Board Member of the Arts Education Collaborative, a pro-arts education group sponsored by the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. 2011- 2014.
Member of Yoga Alliance, 2012 – present
Member of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Member of PA State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Dance
Member of Allegheny County Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Member of American College Dance Festival Association
Member of National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
V.P. for Dance/ PA State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2008
V.P. for Dance for the Eastern District Association for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2004)
President for Allegheny County Association for Health, Physical Education, R creation, and Dance, 1996-1998.
Chair, Publicity Committee for PA State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1994-1996.
Vice-President for Dance, PA State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and, Dance, 1989-90.
Panelist for PA State Council on the Arts Dance Panel,1889-92. Responsibility was to distribute State Arts money to grantees and to set guidelines for awards.
LOCAL ARTS COLLABORATIONS
I have worked in an artistic capacity with the following local arts organizations:
Pittsburgh Dance Council
Pittsburgh Opera Theater
University of Pittsburgh Shakespeare Festival
CMU New Play Festival
Tuesday Musical Club
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
Nominated for the National Dance Association College/University Teacher of the Year, 2009, American Alliance or Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
2008 Eastern District Association Teacher of the Year Award for College/University Dance, March, 2008, Newport, RI
Honoree “Women in the Arts: Founders, Pioneers and Instigators.” New Hazlett Theater, June, 2007.
Office of Student Affairs recognition of teaching - letter of commendation, April, 2000
“Teacher of the Year/Dance” Pennsylvania Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Physical Education Teacher of the Year at the College/University level (December, 2006)
“Presidential Citation” National Dance Association award for services to the field of Dance by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2005
“Professional Honor Award” awarded by the Eastern District Association for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Baltimore, MD, April, 2002)
"Professional Honor Award" awarded by the PA State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, December, 1993.
"Work of Special Distinction" award from the Ninth Annual Tokyo Video Festival, 1986.
Choreographic Award of the Pittsburgh Dance Council for "Songs of the Blowing Wind" a collaboration with J. Steel, 1986.
Gillis, Susan. (October, 2014) “Contained – A Review”. A review of New Hazlett Community Artist Ella Mason. review/
Gillis-Kruman, Susan. (May 2007) “Diversity Across the Curriculum” A chapter about diversity in dance printed by Jossey-Bass/Anker Press
Gillis-Kruman, Susan. (Fall/Winter 2002) “Students Build School In Peru.”University of Pittsburgh School of Education Newsletter
Gillis, Susan. (October, 1998) “Dance in Cyberspace.” A chapter on Dance Technology included in the National Dance Association’s National Dance Textbook
Gillis, Susan. (June 1998) “Dancing A Heritage.” An Cirean. Clan Donald U.S.A. Newsletter
Gillis, Susan. "Introduction to Dance." A workbook for the Center for Instructional Design and Distance Learning, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
Conner, L. and Gillis, S. (1994). "The Muscle is a Mind: Teaching Dance History through Multi-Sensory Pedagogy." Society of Dance History Scholars, February 1994
Wood, C. and Gillis, S. (1992). "Developing Skills in Dance: Considerations for Teaching Adult Beginners." Focus on Dance XII: National Dance Association
Gillis, S. (April/March 1991). Dance Notations. Pittsburgh Dance Council Newsletter
Internet access for students taking the "Introduction to Dance" course. This on- line tutorial was created to supplement student knowledge in the area of early modern dance history. The address is: http://www.pitt.edu/~gillis/dance
200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification. 2012
Shining Light 85 hour prenatal yoga certification. 2014
Currently registered in 300 hour yoga certification program with Yoga H’Om.
References upon request.