Susy Vishmid has an extensive background in movement. At age four Susy began her early ballet training at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, California. Through scholarships, she continued her professional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School and The Rock School. Susy’s professional career includes performing with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Napoles Ballet Company, Chicago Festival Ballet, California Contemporary Ballet, City of Angels Ballet, California Riverside Ballet, Coast City Ballet and the San Gorgonio Ballet. Susy performed with the San Diego Opera in Samson & Delilah and Aida in 2013, A Masked Ball in 2014, and again in La Traviata in 2017. In 2016 Susy was invited as a principal artist to perform with the Santa Fe Opera for their 60th Anniversary Season in Romeo & Juliet and Capriccio. Susy is a cum laude graduate from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in communication and philosophy.
Susy is a registered yoga instructor having completed the Yoga Works 200-Hour Teacher Training and the Yoga Works 300-Hour Professional Teacher Training Programs in 2008. Susy had the privilege of training with some of today’s most sought after yoga instructors including Annie Carpenter, Lisa Walford, Erich Schiffman and Heather Seiniger.
Having practiced Pilates since the age of 15, Susy wanted to share its benefits with her students from both the dance community and non dancers. Susy added Pilates to her teaching repertoire having completed her certification through the Pilates Sports Center in Encino, California. Susy is certified to teach the Pilates repertoire on all forms of equipment including Mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, and Barrel. Susy's therapeutic and alignment based approach is ideal for clients interested in rehabilitaion and for those who are interested in strengthening and conditioning.
Susy’s multifaceted movement background sets her apart from most instructors. She empowers students of the movement arts through careful instruction, proper alignment and breath techniques. Susy's unique teaching style facilitates physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness.