Susan Barnes Dance Company

Repertoire Performance

May 1st, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Furr Auditorium, Pullium Hall, SIU

The company features 14 of the studios strongest dancers, performing 13 pieces, by 10 choreographers; including Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Music Theater and Tap. 

Anyone is welcome to attend. Admission is $8.00 in advance and $10 at the door.

Annual Dance Recital

May 28th, 2016

Marion Civic Center

The afternoon show is from 1-3:30PM, and the evening show is from 5-7:30 PM

Anyone is welcome to attend. Admission is Free.

William Tell

Southern Illinois Music Festival

Marion Civic Center

The Southern Illinois Music Festival's production of William Tell, a traditional opera combined with dance.  Willow Street Studios dancers will performing original choreography, by Maggi Soluna, alongside professional opera singers. 

Marion Cultural Civic Center, Part 1- June 7 & 10, Part 2- June 8 & 117:30pm.  

Upcoming Summer 2016 Dance Intensive:

Willow Street Studios, home of Susan Barnes Dance, will be hosting the 2016 Summer Dance Intensive and is proud to introduce Alicia Canterna as the guest teacher.  The Intensive takes place on Monday, July 11 from 12-5:30pmTuesday, July 12 & Wednesday July 13 from 12-4:30pm.  It is open to intermediate and advanced dancers age 11yrs*  through adult.  Classes will cover Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Choreography.  Registration deadline is June 1, 2016.

*11 year old dancers will need to be preapproved by the studio staff.

For more information or to register contact Susan Barnes at <> or call 618-549-9546.

Alicia Canterna is a native of Illinois.  She began her training with the St. Louis Ballet and finished her classical training and graduated in the top level from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. in 2000.

Ms. Canterna joined Company E of Washington, D.C. in 2011 as a dancer, rehearsal director, choreographer and teacher.  With the company she has performed with many world renowned artists including the great Paul Taylor.  With Company E, Alicia travels as a dancer, choreographer, educator and cultural ambassador.  Most recently, she has traveled to countries such as Jordan, Israel and Cuba.

Along with Alicia's professional career she teaches ballet and contemporary in the Greater Baltimore/DC area.  She is a certified Pilates and FLX trainer.  She teaches as a Guest Master Teacher at University of Maryland, American University and The Bryn Mawr School.  She credits her Modern dance training to her professors at Shenandoah University in Virginia.