2016/2017 Company


Susan Clark, Artistic Director

Ms. Clark joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1990. The dual roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella in Cinderella are among her most notable roles she has performed in her career. Upon retiring from performances in 1996, Ms. Clark became Ballet Mistress with Milwaukee Ballet. 

Prior to 1990, she was a principal dancer with Atlanta Ballet, danced with the Ballet Repertory Company in New York City, danced with Twyla Tharp in the film version of Hair, and was a prizewinner in the 1987 International Dance Competition in Osaka, Japan. 

Clark received her formal training with William-Martin Viscount in Fort Worth and the National Academy of Dance in Champaign, Illinois. 

Ms. Clark co-directed Ballet Midland with Anthony Ferro and continues to be a sought after guest ballet instructor for Milwaukee Ballet and other companies throughout the country. Clark has cultivated many relationships in the dance world and continues to mentor young dancers.