Suzy Thatcher
"Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don't forget to have art in your life – music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets."
-Eric Carle

About Suzy

  • BA – Prescott College / Special Education and Theater Arts
  • Credentialed special education teacher K-12
  • Improvisation and acting classes and workshops
  • Music / movement, dance and vocal training
  • 40+ years acting, vocal and dance performance
  • Trap-the rhythmic arts project training
  • Artist on the Central Coast Artists Directory
  • Currently employed by Patagonia Ventura River Child Development Center as a Storyteller
  • Currently employed by Ventura Charter for Arts and Global Education as an Acting/ Drama teacher


Suzy Thatcher


Hands-on / Interactive Music, Storytelling & Dance
  • Public speaking, improvisation, performance skills and acting
  • Storytelling, stage direction and theater games
  • Voice, movement, self-esteem and problem solving
  • Joyful activation of minds and bodies
  • Mind body connection
  • Rhythm and body movement -choreography, sequencing and patterns
  • Self-expression, well-being, focus and self confidence
  • Artistic expression

California Arts Standards

  • 1.0 Artistic Perception Processing, analyzing and responding to sensory information through language and skills unique to dance, music and theater/storytelling
  • 2.0 Creative Expression Creating, performing and participating in dance, music and theater/storytelling
  • 3.0 Historical and Cultural Context Understand historical contributions and cultural dimensions of dance, music and theater/storytelling
  • 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing Responding to analyzing and critiquing dance, music and theater/storytelling