Suzanne Haag

Originally from Connecticut, Suzanne Haag received her early training at the School of the Hartford Ballet with notable instructors including Alla Osipenko, Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, and Kirk Peterson. She received her Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration and Dance at Butler University in Indianapolis before performing professionally with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Idaho, DROP Dance Collective, and the National Choreographers’ Initiative. Suzanne is currently in her 15th season with the Eugene Ballet (EB) in Eugene, OR. She has been a featured soloist in many works by EB Artistic Director Toni Pimble and guest choreographers including; Mauricio Wainrot, Jessica Lang, Amy Seiwart, Robbert Battle, and Septime Webre.
In 2013 Suzanne co-founded and became Executive Director of the unique performance group, #instaballet, which utilizes audience participation and creativity to generate new ballets. #instaballet works with a broad range of audiences including students of Bridgeway House, a school for children with autism in Springfield, OR. The mission of #instaballet is to make ballet accessible by updating the way the art form is presented. Suzanne began creating ballets as a young student and has continued to create throughout her performance career. As an emerging choreographer, her first major commissioned work for the Eugene Ballet Company, Look, was premiered in 2016.
Her ballet, The Surrounding Third, premiered in February of 2017 and was selected as a finalist in the McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Festival (November, 2017). Suzanne was 1 of 4 choreographers selected from across the United States to participate in the National Choreographers Initiative directed by Molly Lynch in July of 2017 where she created the 13 dancer work, We Remain, based on the death of fellow dancer and the loss that followed.
Her work An Exercise in Leaving Home, created for Dance in the Parks (Chicgo, IL) was featured in shows in Chicago throughout the summer of 2017. On the horizon, Suzanne will work with the internationally renowned band, Pink Martini, Eugene Ballet and choreographer Sarah Ebert to create a series of dances to coincide with the music of Pink Martini.

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