Susan Hamburger

Supervisor of Dance Production & Adjunct Instructor


Susan has designed the lighting for Urban Bush Women for over 14 years and has worked with such notable artists as The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Craig Harris, Lucinda Childs, Mark Rucker and Mark Morris. Other notable dance companies she has designed for include Bessie winner Nora Chipaumire, Troika Ranch, Ellis Wood, Urban Tap and Alice Farley. She has also designed Sunday In The Park With George, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, On The Town, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Little Shop Of Horrors, Suddenly Last Summer, The Great Highway, West Side Story, The Cryptogram, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Waiting for Godot as well as many other plays and performance pieces. Hamburger’s residential designs can been seen in the book Majestic Metropolitan Living: Visionary Homes in the Heart of Cities and Designing Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting. Other residential/commercial projects include a Soho Corporate Office,  Tribecca loft, a retail showroom and a flexible use television interview studio for a New York not-for profit. She has also been published in Real Simple magazine and on the Rosco Spectrum website  Susan is the Supervisor for Dance Production and an adjunct professor at New York University and received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.

MFA Yale School of Drama

USA-829 Member

IALD Member

ACT-UAW Member

Recipient of the Curricular Development Challenge Fund Grant 2017

Recipient of the Institue of Performing Arts Grant 2018

Recipient of the Adjunct Professional Development Grant 2018