Suki John is an Associate Professor of classical and contemporary dance at the Texas Christian University.
Areas of Expertise (9)
Feminism and the Arts
Cuban Modern Dance
Classical Modern Dance Techniques
Art and Activism
University of Connecticut: Ph.D., Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies 2007
New York University - Gallatin School: M.A., Dance History and Choreography 1991
University of New Mexico: B.F.A., Theater Arts 1980
- Cuban Arts Match: Founder
- Society of Dance History Scholars
- Council on Research on Dance
Bernal's deep spirituality manifested at an early age. While studying at the Royal Ballet School in London she celebrated her eighteenth birthday and, against her parents' wishes, decided to join the Society of the Sacred Heart. After returning to California to perform in The Nutcracker, Bernal took her vows in 1966.
Dance is central to the cultural life of Cuba, a country of balletomanes and social dancers, innovators and classicists. For two decades, I’ve been one of very few choreographers from the United States to work with Cuban companies, including the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba.