Choreography: artist statement

Image of Suzanne Ryanstrati on stage with dancers at the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, miss
Suzanne Ryanstrati in rehearsal  with dancer Marissa Richardson at the J! in Johnson County, Kansas

I seek to tell stories about the humanities through dance. 


I am a descendent of an immigrant who arrived in America by boat in 1640 and was sold into indentured servitude. My researched-based choreographic work explores the human condition in order to bring awareness to human rights and value.

My current process is research-based through on-site data-gathering, primary source interviews, and information from books, film, journals and the internet. I am especially interested in incorporating primary source material through oral or movement investigations with contributions from the source(s) and the dancers representative of a community coming together for a greater purpose.