As Co-Director of the Incarnate Word Dance Department since 1977, and Co-Director of Incarnate Word Ballet School and Ballet Company 1978-2003, Ms.Trevino has brought years of quality dance to performers and students in San Antonio and South Texas area, and throughout the United States. Susan and her husband Buddy were Co-Directors of the Joffrey Workshop Texas in San Antonio from 1978-2017. She continues to teach at the University as well as many private schools throughout the city. Currently she is Associate Choreographer and Senior Master Teacher at San Antonio School for the Performing Arts.
Trained in her native Oklahoma with Jayne Van Wey, Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekov, Susan achieved solo and principal status in a number of regional and professional companies including Oklahoma City Civic Ballet, Austin Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet of San Antonio, Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, Ballet Arts Company of Denver, Rocky Mountain National Ballet and Ruth Page International Ballet Company.
As a Choreographer, she hold over 250 original works and theatre production credits as well as collaborating with many ballet companies to choreograph, costume and produce performances. The famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo premiered her production of Gaite Parisienne in 1996 at the Danny Kaye Theatre in New York City, and that production has since toured internationally. Continuing to support Regional Dance in America, Ms. Trevino has been on the faculty teaching Ballet, Pointe and Character Dance in many RDA Festival cities.
She has been commissioned by the Nutmeg Ballet, Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, Interlochen School of the Arts, Lawton City Ballet, Victoria Ballet Theatre, Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Midland Festival Ballet, and Alamo City Dance Company to create and premier new and original works. She was named “Outstanding Woman in the Arts” by the San Antonio Express-News in 1986 and has received many prestigious awards over the years. She holds membership with the National Society of the Arts and Letters, the National Association of Schools of Dance and was on the founding board of the San Antonio Arts Council and the curriculum committee for Dance for The Citizens for the High School of the Arts organization. She was also inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in the Arts Category.
Happily married for 43 years, Susan and Buddy have a daughter Teresa, a former dancer who moved into the field of veterinary medicine, and two beautiful granddaughters, Natalie Grace and Emily Rose.