Susanne Bentley

Contemporary dancer, improvisor, teacher, choreographer & coach


obligation to myself

Snoopy happy feet…and my head, arms, torso, heart & soul! How about you?

power of your words

“We are told that actions speak louder than words. But I wonder, do they? Our words, however we communicate them, are just as powerful. Whether we speak the words with our own voices, type them with our eyes, or communicate them non-verbally to someone who speaks them for us, words are among our most powerful tools.” – Martin Pistorius

How will you use your words today? With others, with yourself?

Thanks Martin for this reminder!

Fontys memories

Super big thanks to Sarah Prescimone, who was in my 2nd year class at Fontys Academy from Jan – April 2015, for making this cool video!

end of summer workshops, open day & autumn term starting

Sarahcademy photo

Hey everyone, Bonjour à tous, There are still lots of things happening this summer at Sarahcademy: workshops, open day (come try the classes!) and the new term starts on the 14th Sept.

Performing the Present classes start the 15th Sept, and I have floor work workshops with Wisper again.

Check the calendar/agenda page for all details!

Also SoloConversations Dance Collective is back in rehearsals for The Grave is Yawning which premieres in March 2016 in Théâtre de la Vie (Brussels).

AND, I’ll be back in business life & artistic coaching from September onwards. I’d love to hear from anyone who needs a hand creating the life & art they love! Just send me an email!


Impulstanz 2015



The Impulstanz programme is (almost) out! Here’s a sneak peak at what I’ll be offering this year… I’ll also be speaking at the IDOCDE teachers’ symposium again, this time with “Being & Doing Sexy” :)

AND performing “Body Rhymes” as part of a workshop (see performance page!).

How joyful is your day today?

Success-Abraham-Hicks Are you flying high today, or swimming through the mud?

If you are in the mud, no problem – accept you are there, and work out the best way of swimming out (presuming you want to get out).

I wish you fins and wings, and I am always there to offer a hand up! See my coaching pages.

Pole Fusion Competition performance

One of many performances during the competition…because pure MCing is not enough for me!

Pole Fusion Festival



“The Girls” performed my Pole Show Girl choreographies again in Sarahcademy’s “Searching for Love” show on Saturday as part of Pole Fusion Festival @ La Venerie. I was proudly in the audience!

This picture is with Patricia, from the “Big Spender” number. Big thanks to Guy Dubreucq!

On Sunday, however, I was up onstage as Mistress of Ceremonies for the Pole Fusion Competition – introducing competitors, singing, playing ukulele, improvising some contemporary floorwork & pole etc etc etc :). The winner was Joy Sevinc Gurmen from Turkey – well deserved!!!

Super big thanks to Stan Arte Vizion for these photos!!!!



Writing myself out of the closet

Now that Body Rhymes (improvised spoken word poetry & movement) has been outed a few times around Europe including this summer at Berlin ImproXchange – Performing Presence, I am letting some of my writing see the public light of day. You’ll find it under Writing in the side bar – mostly poems, and some prose tidbits. Enjoy!

Searching for Love – Sarahcademy

So proud of my Pole Show Girls! It was a fantastic show by everyone involved. Here are a few belated pics: BigSpender7 BigSpender8 Floor lizard