Suzanne Costello

Suzanne Costello joined Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater in New York City in 1979 and became its Artistic Co-Director in 1984. During her career with the company, she has been highlighted as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director. As Director of Arts & Education and Arts & Healthcare Programs for the company, she coordinates and facilitates the many community-inclusive projects SPDT has come to be known for nationally and internationally.

She has served as an expert at national conferences for the Global Alliance for Arts & Healthcare as well as serving on panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, COMPAS, and CultureWorks, among others. She has twice been a Cowles Guest Artist as well as Affiliate Faculty for six years at the University of Minnesota and has been a Guest Artist at numerous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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Since introducing its signature Caring for the Caregiver program in 1991, SPDT has been at the forefront of the field of Arts & Healthcare. With over 25 years of experience in community-engagement, Costello will share insights into navigating the healthcare field as a professional artist.