Susie Garifi holds a M.A. in Dance Education from New York University, a B.A. in Dance from Colorado State University, and studied with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their Independent Study Program. Susie carries a strong interest in the fundamental values of dance and community and strives to create productive and supportive experiences that use dance as a vehicle to form connections. She is also a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor and enjoys sharing the benefits of somatic practices in all her teaching and learning experiences. Susie is part of the dance faculty at Colorado State University, a dance and yoga instructor at Impulse Dance & Fitness, and dances professionally as a company member in IMPACT Dance Company where she is the community engagement coordinator for the ‘Every Voice Matters’ program.