Susan Marshal is artistic director of Susan Marshall & Company and since 1985 has created more than 40 dances for her company. She has also made works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Marshall’s work with Philip Glass includes the stage direction of Book of Longing, a song cycle based on the poetry of Leonard Cohen, and the choreography, direction, and co-adaptation of Les Enfants Terribles, a dance opera based on the work of Jean Cocteau. Marshall has also choreographed and directed the music ensembles Eighth Blackbird and Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra.
A 2000 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Marshall has received numerous awards, including three New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies) for Outstanding Choreographic Achievement, a Dance Magazine Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she was one of the first artists to receive an American Choreographer Award. In addition to her work for Susan Marshall & Company, Marshall has served as Director of Dance at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts since 2009.