Susan Anderssen Executive Director

Susan began dancing at the age of 3 with Gail Meade Performing Arts Centre, studying a combination of classical ballet, theatrical dance and tap. At 13 she was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts part time program, studying ballet, contemporary and Spanish dance under Lucette Aldous.

Having suffered an injury in her late teens, Susan made a dramatic career change and trained as both a Chartered Accountant and in the legal profession.  Her experience includes working in Australia and Internationally for over 30 years with the last 15 focused on the education industry.

This dual background in ballet and business makes her uniquely qualified to lead the NSW International Ballet Academy.

Susan is married to Paul and they have two daughters.  Isabella is completing a double degree in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science at Sydney University and Phoebe is a professional ballerina, dancing a Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, Germany.