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Susanne Carter

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Carter Productions
(414) 871-1523

artist bio

My mother always said, “Susanne, you make a production out of everything.” So, Carter Productions was born….

Ms. Carter’s dynamic style keeps her busy as a teaching artist, personal trainer and dance/fitness instructor. As a teaching artist she has worked with VSA Wisconsin, Goodwill, Artist Working in Education, Easter Seals and Arts At Large. She is a dance/fitness instructor at UW-Milwaukee and teaches YOGA MIX at Alverno College. She is a personal trainer at Form and Fitness in Mequon, WI. She is also an instructor in the The Parkinson's Dance Class and has studied Dance for PD with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY. She is also the founder of SWEATnDANCE a workout that will sweat, dance, tone and stretch the body. She is a former Board member of the Wisconsin Dance Council.


Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, 2007-current

Yoga and Pilates, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, 2008-current

MS Education, UW-Milwaukee, 1994

Dance Education Certification, UW-Milwaukee, 1983

BA Dance, Loretto Heights College, 1970


The Wisconsin Dance Council, honored Susanne Carter with a Career Recognition Award. This award is given to a person whose diverse dance contributions such as organization, leadership, choreographer, performer, educator, and innovator have changed the future of dance in Wisconsin.

artist statement

Susanne Carter is a dance performance artist. She creates original one-woman shows with themes that touch the human core. She is known for her unique style which combines modern dance with gesture, comedy, text, props and music. The result is an eclectic experience brought into a seamless whole.

Her work has been supported by the Kittredge Fund, Gardner Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board, Wells Fargo and community sponsors. She is artistic director of Carter Productions which she established in 2004 with husband, Paul Carter.