• Subcribe to Our RSS Feed

Sue Gilson

Sue Gilson has professional credits in jazz, Polynesian, and tap dance from performances in the Los Angeles area. She began choreographing musicals for the Palomar College Theatre in 1975 including Cabaret, Can Can, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story (1981 and again in 1999), Sweeney Todd, The Merry Widow, Quilters, and Little Shop of Horrors. Her choreography for Palomar’s 50th Anniversary Musical, Kiss Me Kate, received critical acclaim. Along with Tom Hansen, she co-choreographed and co-produced (they did it all) the 1993 production of Gershwin in Revue. They collaborated on the 1994 season opener, Ballads, Blues and Boogie Woogie, and the 1996 season opener, Stompin’ at the Brubeck. Sue is part of the Performing Arts Department’s outreach program which has presented numerous programs for local high schools and community organizations and as featured entertainment at Palomar College Foundation black tie events. She has choreographed community shows for the Rancho Santa Fe School District and for the 75th Anniversary Gala for the Bishop’s School. To maintain state-of-the-art skills and techniques, Sue regularly participates in professional dance workshops and master classes. On frequent trips to the East Coast, Sue has studied with Gus Giordano in Chicago and Frank Hatchett in New York City. She also has studied dance in London and Stuttgart, Germany. Sue is on the Board of Directors for the World Jazz Dance Congress. In addition, Sue just finished choreographing “Cabaret” in the new Brubeck Theatre.  She is also the working owner of Georgia’s School of Dance in Escondido.