University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Amy Brinkman-Sustache


Amy Brinkman-Sustache Lecturer
(414) 229-2571
brinkma2@uwm.edu

Amy Brinkman-Sustache is a founding member of Danceworks, Inc. a non-profit arts organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has a long history with the organization as a teacher and choreographer. In 1998, Ms. Brinkman-Sustache became Danceworks first studio director. She has studied a wide variety of dance forms in Milwaukee, New York and Chicago and has an extensive background in both teaching and performing, choreographing numerous commercial and industrial projects and performing throughout the Midwest, California and parts of Europe. In 1992, Ms. Brinkman-Sustache developed a dance curriculum for the Theatre Arts program at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, WI where she taught and choreographed for the musical theater department through 2000. Ms. Brinkman-Sustache has developed curriculum for both Danceworks 50+ Initiative Program as well as its many community projects in which Danceworks has received national recognition for. In 2000, Ms. Brinkman-Sustache founded Danceworks on Tap, a tap performance company dedicated to sustaining tap dance as a recognized art form through presentations, performances and community outreach. DOT is a part of Danceworks Urban Rhythm Project, an outreach program taking high-energy rhythmic dance styles to venues throughout southeastern Wisconsin. In addition to serving on the Danceworks faculty, Ms. Brinkman-Sustache currently serves on the dance faculty at both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University. She also serves on the board of directors for Recreation Tappers of Southwest Florida, a not-for-profit network of recreational tap dancers with a focus on the appreciation for and participation in the performance of live tap dancing. In 2006, Ms Brinkman-Sustache took on the role of lead tap teacher for Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap program, an educational dance program for schoolchildren in the Greater Milwaukee area. Ms. Brinkman-Sustache is the International Tap Association representative for the state of Wisconsin.