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Suzanne Cowan

Suzanne Cowan

I'm Suzanne Cowan and for the last ten years I've worked as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. In the last five years I've developed an academic interest in the role of art as a vehicle for raising consciousness around disability and the way we view it. I've been involved with Touch Compass Dance Company, a mixed-ability dance company based in Auckland, since 1999 and have also worked internationally as a performer for Candoco Dance Company based in London.

In 2008 I received the Supreme Award and the Arts Award for the inaugural NZ Attitude Awards for outstanding achievements for people with disabilities. In 2009 I completed a Masters in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Auckland and in 2010 I was the Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance at the University of Otago.