Sue Schroeder, Artistic Director and Core Dance Co-Founder, focuses on the creative process and the exploration of new and unique inspirations for the creation of dance and movement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston and earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Theater Arts with a dance concentration from the University of Arizona at Tucson. Educated under dance greats Bill Evans, Hanya Holm, Oliver Kostock, Anna Halprin and John M. Wilson, among others, Schroeder has additional experience in the extended studies of Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, Modern Dance and Composition. A recipient of the Haldeman Award for Merit and the Cultural Multiplicators from Foreign Countries Award from the Goethe Institut-Munich, Schroeder has secured numerous grants and fellowships from organizations such as Alternate ROOTS, the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Dance USA and the National Endowment for the Arts. Most recently, Schroeder acted as EXPOSED Festival Director, and is the recipient of the 2017 Center for Creativity & Arts Community Impact Arts Administrator at Emory University.