Suzie Rzecznik is a NYC based dancer, performer, choreographer and improviser. Her training began in the small town of New Castle, Pennsylvania, then attended high school at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA, focusing on modern dance and musical theater. Later Suzie received her BFA in Modern Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York, NY. She also studied at the Joffrey Ballet School and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. While training, Suzie had the opportunity to perform works by Alex Ketley, Cherice Barton, Christian Burns, Lar Lubovitch, Alexandre Proia, Mark Morris, and Ohad Naharin.
Professionally Rzecznik has performed with Amirov Dance Theater, Bare Dance Company/Mike Esperanza, the Kuperman Brothers, Marlena Wolf, Olivier Besson, Suzzanne Ponamoranko and Jenn Rose. She was a founding member and rehearsal director for Jackie Nowicki’s NOW Dance Project from 2015-2017. Suzie has also been rehearsal director and choreographic assistant to Anthony Morigerato, Tyler Gilstrap, and Elena Vazintaris. Currently, Suzie is working on projects with Kelly Todd and Boy Friday Company/Erik Abbott-Main.
Some performance credits include Phish's 2017 NYE Concert at Madison Square Garden, the technology LAB at Panorama Music Festival and SDC’s Mr. Abbott Awards 2019. Suzie was featured as a contributing artist in BOMB Magazine Issue 143 for a collaboration with artist Jordan Seiler, which was also exhibited at MOCA Detroit. She can be seen on the cover of DIY Dancer Magazine Issue 02 for a collaboration with photographer Jim Lafferty. This spring, Rzecznik was featured in an online campaign for Davines Hair Products.
Suzie’s solo work has been presented at Triskelion Arts, HiArtist, The Craft, Spontaneous Combustion, and Mobius Gallery in Boston.
Play, explore, navigate, embodiment, space, fluidity, sound, movement, articulation, deepen, presence, abandon, form, practice, breathe, reflection, story, limit, no limit, edges, groove, loss, love, dance.
My work is reflective of the human psyche, navigate a complexity of emotions, and build intimate experiences through vulnerability via meditative movement practice. Improvisation and collaboration are essential to my process. I find there’s nothing more honest than improvisation - I cannot lie when I’m in an improvisational flow. While most of my current work focuses on the journey of loneliness, I find it’s essential for me to work with other artists to avoid falling into complete isolation, to allow the work to become multidimensional, and reach it’s full potential. After all, dance is a social art. Dance is human nature.