I just received a letter from the Chilean actress whom I coached for 2 months last year. Wow, what a gift!! I’m sharing it as it is, because I love the feeling I get from her use of English, which is not her native tongue. It was a fabulous experience for me too at the time, this is just the icing on the cake! Thanks MJ for this amazing feedback!!!
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About my experience with Susanne Bentley
An unexpected gift…
I crossed the ocean without knowing exactly what I and Susanne will do together.
That was the first step of our amazing encounter.
Join an 8 weeks individual coaching program with Susanne was an exciting travel. And not just in professional terms but also in a human sense.
Professionally, I have to say that I´m impressed and also very happy about her way of working. As a coach, she has a sharp eye open to catch where you are and then what she can propose you in order to expand, explode and go further of the colors that you already have. This remarkable capacity is clear during the coaching sessions: she is able to give you just a little advice with which you can run away hours and days within your own research process…while she patiently observes.
Also, Susanne has a very gently way to lead you towards unknown territories of the movement, voice and improvisation. In the knowing that the unknown could be exciting but also fearful for us, she finds the words, the exercises and, most important, the adequate rhythm to propose you this kind of journey, step by step.
I was the opportunity to work with Susanne also as an external eye. At the end of the coaching, we work in my first solo, “Le truc que habite chez moi”. Susanne aids to me to develop my original idea, by questioning me in a very clever way. That helps me, for sure, to find how I could make visible what I really wanted to say. Moreover, she is very generous and extremely respectful with yours option as a dancer/mover.
She is there to advice you, to go with you, but not for impose you her own ideas, and she understands that very well.
I´m very happy about my experience with Susanne Bentley. During my coaching program with her, I always felt her dedication and her attention to me. Beside her exceptionally conditions as a coach, she is a very sweet woman, passionate for what she does and for what her students do.
María José Parga
Actress and performer