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33 | #SusanMcGreevyNichols - NDEO

On our third episode in celebration of Women’s History Month your co-hosts Azaria and Reyna interview Susan McGreevy-Nichols the Executive Director of the Nation Dance Education Organization. In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about Susan’s career and expertise as strategic planner. She shares tips for bringing the dance sectors together to improve dance education for all, her experience with royalties and state adoptions for dance textbooks, NDEO services and membership breakdowns, and leadership strategies grounded in listening and grit.


[0:28] Reyna and Azaria introduces Sue


[1:20]Reyna asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path and how you came to be the executive director of NDEO?”

[6:55]Azaria asks: “Did you always know you wanted to be in dance administration?”

[12:39]Reyna asks: “How do you think/hope that NDEO influences/will influence the dance world?”

[16:11]Azria asks: “Where does NDEO see the dance world?”

[23:58]Azria asks: “What are tips for bringing the dance sectors together or advocating for programs?”

[25:30]Azria asks: “What are tips for bringing the dance sectors together or advocating for programs?”

[26:23]Azria asks: “Do you think we need more research or is it about coming together?”

[27:55]Reyna asks: “Do you think social media would have an impact on coming together?”

[30:17]Azaria asks: “What has the process been like for you in co-authoring dance resources and books?”

[37:02]Azaria asks: “What are some ways that our listeners can get involved with NDEO?”

[43:02] Reyna asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

  • “Find your passion and Google it”

[43:40] Azaria asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “The Nutcracker at a local performance venue”

[44:03] Martheya asks:

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • YES “absolutely”

[31:22] Azaria asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Facebook or Twitter “I lurk on social media...I don’t really participate”

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