Susan identifies as a Canadian Chinese South African artist who has transitioned from actor to director. She was a professional actor for seventeen years and started her career in Prague, Czech Republic. She graduated from the Theatre Academy of the Performing Arts (DAMU) with a Czech Masters in Acting and specializing in Alternative and Puppet Theatre. She worked as a member for a professional theatre company (Studio Ypsilon) for five and half years in various productions, all of her shows in the Czech language. She also founded a theatre company, Divadlo Ano/Yes Theatre, trying to bridge the gap between Czech and English speaking audiences.