Profile Type: Artist
Susan Palmer

I have worked as an actor, theatre director and teaching artist locally and abroad for the last 20 years.  I have taught improvisation at UVM, acting and directing at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and have worked as both an actor and a director at Vermont Stage.  Currently I run the drama program at BFA St. Albans. I hold an MFA in theatre directing from Middlesex Univerisy in London and a BA in acting from USM. I am a certified K-12 Theatre Arts teacher.  I have completed course work through St. Micheals College on Integrating Arts into the curriculum.  This is a topic that I am very excited about.  I would love to work with teachers in order to help them integrate theatre skills with their core requirements.  Our 12 week course culminated in the presentation of integrated units to area educators and administrators.  During this course we were also introduced to UDL (Universal Design for Learning) UDL offers tools to help educators ensure that they are presenting and evaluating their material in the most accesible ways possible.  I aim to integrate these practices into any new curriculum that I develop.  I most enjoy the collaborative nature of arts integration.  I am a passionate learner and welcome the challenge and creative process that naturaly occurs when developing curriculum with another eductor. 


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I Have Worked With

  • February 2017

    I worked with The Flynn for 12 years as a Teaching Artist. I taught the adult evening classes as well as created and led summer camps.  My work with The Flynn also involved multiple partnerships including work at Burlington High School, Colchester Schools and The Baird School.  I also led companion workshops at numerous schools for all ages as part of the Flynn Student Matinee Series.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Teaching Artist/K-12 Theatre Arts Certified/Actor/Director
Mailing Address: 
35 Greening Ave.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Physical Address: 
35 Greening Ave.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Last Name: 
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Masters of the Arts in Theater Directing
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Having recently completed a training at Saint Michaels College on UDL, Universal Design for Learning, I have begun evaluating my material to ensure that it is accessible to all students and audiences.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
K-12 Theatre Arts Teacher (VT)