Susan Cherniak has been teaching Intermediate Advanced Modern Dance for Paula Heitzner for over 15 years at The Annex to the Nyack Yoga Center located in the American Legion Hall in Nyack. Susan earned her BA in Dance through the Thomas Edison State College Portfolio Program. Ms. Cherniak has taught in many schools in the New York area, including the Erick Hawkins School of Dance from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, where she trained exclusively early in her career. She has performed with a variety of companies and was a member of the Nancy Meehan Dance Company for seven years. Susan has just finished teaching at the 92nd Street YHMA Harkness Center for Dance after being there for ten years. Since 2007, Ms Cherniak is a licensed freelance massage therapist who works at Birchwood Center, throughout the NY/NJ area, and at her home in Teaneck, NJ. Susan has been the artistic director of Cherniak Dance for over twenty years. Her company has performed in many venues in New York, California, and New Jersey.