Susan Kikuchi was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC) and served as Director of the Graham Ensemble and School, and Artistic Program Manager of MGDC. She has re-staged many Graham works for the MGDC, Joffrey Ballet, Boston Conservatory and other companies.
Ms Kikuchi has worked in many productions of The King and I since age seven, as a soloist, dance captain, assistant director (Broadway production with Yul Brynner at the Uris Theater), choreographer (Broadway, Asia tour in China and the Far East, Royal Albert Hall in London starring Daniel Dae Kim) and director (Kansas City’s Starlight Theater starring Lou Diamond Phillips).
Her Broadway credits include The King and I, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, and in 2013 she was associate choreographer of Miss Saigon (Starlight Theater in Kansas City).
Ms Kikuchi has a BA from University of Rochester and has served on the faculties of The Ailey School and the Martha Graham School. She is also artistic director of the New Dance Drama Educational Projects Florence, Italy.