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A Bit About Susan Slack

Susan Slack was born in Buffalo, NY. She studied voice, acting, dance, drum, and writing and recorded three albums. Susan studied  with percussionists and spiritual teachers from around the world, has owned three companies and authored and published three books.


She began her career in professional acting at the Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo NY followed by three tours of the east coast. She transitioned into music touring in Canada, returning to Buffalo with Susan and the Slack Band, that appeared at major concert venues. She combined all her skills and became a Teaching Artist in schools for many  years in NY. After moving to  FL she owned and directed the Open Circle Players, a story- theatre company that toured schools and festivals throughout the state with interactive, multicultural musical folktales. She also offered in-service training to teachers state wide, with her Reading Rhythm program. She wrote "Come Join the Circle" to support that work. She is a certified Dances of Universal Peace leader.

She comfortably settled in Sarasota for 25 years, but relocated to Ann Arbor MI in 2023 where she writes books, leads the Dances of Universal Peace and shares workshops on drumming, Early Childhood Development and world traditions.

Seriously, if you really want to read some good stories of her adventures in Toronto,  NYC, rural Virginia, and on the road in a little blue truck, visit the memoir blog, a work in progress:


For a more formal resume,  just go to the pull down subpage above  labeled "Brief Bio"

Email for info on books:

Email for info for music, Dances of Universal Peace:


Dances of Universal Peace in NEW LOCATION

Saturday, June 29 7-8:30pm

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth

409 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor 34208

Celebration Summer Solstice


Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor

First Fridays 7-9 PM beginning Sept 1 2023 and each month after until April 2024


Feb. 2 2020 Musical Sermon, "Divine Feminine- A Groundhog Day Rewind"

Unitarian Universalist Church, Lakewood Ranch

Hyatt Place at Lakewood Ranch at 10 am.

Address: 6021 Exchange Way, Bradenton, FL 34202

When did religions begin? Why did the Y-chromosomed beings (males) come to call the shots? Surely women have had some ideals and beliefs of their own. Joseph Campbell gives us his expert opinion which is where we will begin. In honor of the Groundhog Day movie, where we repeat events til we get it right, we'll review Divine Feminine approaches from around the world and thru the ages. How? Through a little talking and a lot of interactive singing of short, sacred phrases of traditions from Egypt, India, Judaism, Buddhism, Native American, West African and Christian, all accompanied on percussion instruments.


Healing Harps & Sacred Songs

at Rising Tide Sarasota


Margaret Germain Music

Sunday, March 15 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30

Susan joins Margaret, Jamie Besterfield, Dana Daffner to provide percussion backup. Suggested donation $15-20


March 29 2020 Musical Guest

Unitarian Universalist Church

Lakewood Ranch



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