Susanna Hood is a compelling performer, maker and teacher in dance and music and was the artistic director of hum dansoundart from 2000-13. Beginning her career in 1991 with the Toronto Dance Theatre, independently has performed the works of many Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers. She performs widely as an improviser in dance and music, and has collaborated extensively in theatre as a movement director. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Her work is marked by a dynamic synthesis of voice and movement, creating intimate, raw and sensual performance work. Awards include the 1998 K.M. Hunter Emerging Artists Award in Dance, 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance, and the 2008 Canada Council Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Dance. Susanna recently participated in Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium, with emphasis on the synergistic relations between dance and music.