Born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1954, Susan Stroman is one of Broadway’s most acclaimed and prolific choreographer/directors. She grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and began taking dance lessons when she was 5. She majored in theatre at the University of Delaware and after graduating in 1976, moved to New York City. She worked as a dancer for a while, touring in the original productions of Chicago and Sugar Babies, then began choreographing jobs on and off Broadway.
Stroman's first big break came when director Scott Ellis hired her to choreograph the Off-Broadway revival of Kander and Ebb’s Flora, the Red Menace, in 1987.