cv susanne bentley

Susanne Bentley (NZ/BE) is a contemporary dancer, teacher, choreographer & coach, working with others and on her own projects in New Zealand and Europe since 1996.

In 2000 she was a DanceWEB scholar at Impulstanz (Vienna). Since then she has performed with companies such as Superamas, Cie. Fabienne Berger, Les Ballets C de la B, Maria Clara Villa Lobos, Poni, Bal Moderne…

From 2002-9 she made music and performances with electronic musician Peter Van Hoesen as Bent Object. She is also a founding member of SoloConversations Dance Collective, performing improvised pieces from 2007-17. She continues to make solo work, most recently ‘Being’, and to improvise performances with other artists.

Susanne teaches contemporary dance and performance improvisation for companies, universities and studios such as Ultima Vez, Rosas (Brussels), Impulstanz (Vienna), Marameo (Berlin), University of Waikato (NZ), Artesis (Antwerp). She has also taught pole technique, contemporary pole/floor work & show girl classes for Sarahcademy in Brussels.

She is an ICF accredited life coach, artistic coach & Functional Trainer. Amongst her artistic clients are Sarah Cavenaile (4x Belgian pole champion, European Pole Show Art champion 2014) and choreographer Maria Clara Villa Lobos.