Susan Bryant, a former Houston Ballet soloist, retired from the Houston Ballet in 2005 after enjoying a long and illustrious career. Before joining the company as a member of the corps de ballet, she received her ballet training from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Houston Ballet Academy. During her 20 year career she danced under the direction of both Ben Stevenson O.B.E and current Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM. She had the honor and pleasure of performing many featured roles in ballets by Ben Stevenson OBE, Sir Fredrick Ashton, George Balanchine, Ronald Hynd, Jiri Kylian, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Paul Taylor, Anthony Tudor and Stanton Welch AM. Upon retiring from the stage, she was invited by Mr. Welch to join the Houston Ballet Academy as a Teaching Artist where she continues to share her passion and knowledge with her students. Presently Mrs. Bryant teaches, coaches and rehearses the Professional Program students.