Susan Panek

Susan Panek

Assistant Professor, Chair of the Dance Department

Susan Panek Susan Panek: Received her M.A. in Education from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and a B.F.A. in dance from Marygrove College. Her teaching credits include The University of Michigan, Julianas Academy of Dance, Lascu School of Ballet, The Pointe Academy of Dance, Geiger Ballet Academy, remiere Music & Dance, Cre8tive Fine Arts Academy and many others. Ms. Panek has choreographed for and performed as a back-up dancer with the Fabulous Fakes, a Las Vegas revue of renowned impersonators and has appeared in concert with Dance Nonce, Dance Detroit and Writhm Dance Company, as well as in the Nutcracker with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra serving as its Ballet Mistress, Childrens Rehearsal Director and Executive Managing Director. She is a former co-owner and co-director of the Premiere Plus Youth Dance Program in cooperation with various local recreation departments. Ms. Paneks choreographic works can be seen at Marygrove College, Orchestra Hall, The Hillberry Theatre, Actors Alliance and various community and high school productions. Ms. Panek has recently earned certification to teach Pilates Mat through the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) and also holds certification to teach Zumba as an active member of the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN).


  • Street: Liberal Arts Building, Room 203


  • Telephone: 313.927.1568
  • E-Mail:

Dance Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Marygrove's Dance faculty live and breathe the art of dance, and their training and experience has taken them all across the globe.

View Gallery

View Photo and Video Gallery

Dance is poetry in motion. View the Marygrove Dance Photo and Video Gallery to see it captured for all time.

Step Toward Your Future!

Request Audition!