Susan Barnes


Director of Willow Street Studios

Susan Barnes is the director and owner of Willow Street Studios and Susan Barnes Dance. She started teaching her first dance class over 40 years ago and earned her BS degree in dance pedagogy from SIU in 1988. She has also had the privilege of studying with Linda Kostalic, Evelyn Mojica, Lonny Gordon, Erick Hawkins, John White, Kris Cangelosi, and Alicia Whitehead Canterna. She continues to teach Ballet, Modern, Creative Movement and Pre-Dance at her studio in Carbondale. In 2017, she was chosen as an honoree by the Carbondale Community Arts the receive the Arts Legacy Award for her role in advancing the arts in Southern IL.

Susan teaches Creative Movement, and Pre-Dance