Susan Ryan

  • Certification Level: Associate
  • Geographic Location: BELGIUM, Antwerp (Naedts)
  • Languages: Danish, English
  • Specialization: Acting
  • Institution Name

Associate Teacher (2009)

Theatre Teacher – NYC Department of Education
Kingsborough Early College Secondary School (KECSS)
Brooklyn, NY  11214

Adjunct Faculty
Horace Mann School
New York, NY 10471

Susan Ryan is a NY State Certified Theatre Teacher for Prekindergarten to 12th grade who is interested in bringing Fitzmaurice Voicework® to young people.  She is currently a Theatre Teacher for the NYC Department of Education and teaches at Kingsborough Early College Secondary School (KECSS); a NYC Public School that, in partnership with Kingsborough Community College, serves children in grades 6 through 12. Susan is currently pioneering a Theatre program for the middle school at KECSS and teaching the middle school students Voice & Singing as well.  

In 2016 Susan was one of fifteen NYC Theatre teachers awarded an Arthur Miller Foundation Fellowship by the NYC DOE - Department of Theatre and the Arthur Miller Foundation:
Susan is also an Adjunct at the Horace Mann School where she has taught vocal production and served as accents and dialects coach for Middle School and High School productions. Susan is also the co-creator and lead instructor for the Horace Mann Summer Theatre Intensive, a program whose curriculum is designed to teach physically-based theatre disciplines to teenagers and pre-college students.

Susan has taught voice and speech for NYU Undergraduate Drama at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School under the mentorship of Francine Zerfas.  She has served as a Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Institute, and is trained in LCI’s approach to Aesthetic Education for grades Kindergarten through 12.  As a Lincoln Center Institute Teaching Artist she taught within the New Jersey public school system.  She is also an Early Childhood Music Specialist working in private music programs and in preschools in New York City.  

As a professional actor she has worked in theatre, film and television.  As a professional vocalist she has worked in both live and recorded mediums and has performed in venues ranging from the blues clubs of Greenwich Village to Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall.  She is trained in the movement disciplines of Viewpoints and Contact Improvisation and has also studied Suzuki with The SITI Company.

Susan is a member of VASTA and SAG-AFTRA, and holds the Certificate from the Center for Music and Young Children.

Certified Theatre Teacher Grades PreK-12 (NY State)
MS Educational Theatre – The City College of New York
BFA New York University.

Languages: English
Specializations: Acting