Susan Gingrasso, MA, Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), Language of Dance® Certification Specialist and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Theatre & Dance Department where she brought the dance program to state and national prominence through her vision and leadership. She used LOD and LMA to teach technique, history, movement theory and analysis, composition and pedagogy. Gingrasso has taught LOD courses since 2004 after she completed her Stage 3: LOD Applications course.
As the Associate Director for the Language of Dance Center, Susan helps administer the organization, secure locations for Foundations courses, design and teach course curricula, and expand ways to invite dance educators into the amazing world of Dance Literacy through the LOD Movement Alphabet and Motif notation. She writes the symbol of the month for the LODC site and submits quarterly articles for the Wisconsin Dance Council and the California Dance Education Association about using LOD in practice.
Gingrasso received the 2016 NDEO Outstanding Dance Educator Award in Higher Education and served as Director of Resources Review from 2008-2016. As the Associate Editor for Dance Education in Practice, she writes the Practical Resources for Dance Educators column. She co chaired NDEO’s Applied Strategic Plan Taskforce (2015-2016) with President Rick Southerland and is chairing the Priorities Brochure Taskforce to bring NDEO’s Priorities for Dance Education into brochure form for the 2017 San Antonio conference.