Our Graduates

Featured Alum


Susan Haldeman

1995 • Music Theatre

Memorable Roles at Mesa State College:
Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lady Macbeth in Macbeth
Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
the Marquis de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Susan’s first professional job was in a melodrama in Cripple Creek just before graduation. She then went on to a national tour of Pippi Longstocking as Mrs. Prysillius. In 2000-01 she did a national tour of Phantom and has worked regionally all over the US and Canada. After living in New York for about 4 years, she moved to Florida and joined Actors' Equity Association. She has worked ever since as not only an actress, but as a stage manager, wig designer, props designer, company manager and operations manager. She currently works at freeFall Theatre, an SPT-8 Equity theatre in St Petersburg, Florida as their Company/Operations Manager. She owns a home with her wife, Sheryl, and her 2 corgis, Boston terrier and 2 cats. During her time at Mesa, Susan learned the importance of training.

“I also learned to be strong enough for this business. I was pretty fearless at Mesa, and I like to think I’ve carried a bit of that along with me.”

CMU Theatre and Dance Alumni have worked…

Delfos Danza Contemporanea Dance Company, Cirque du Soleil, Circle on the Square on Broadway, Cleo Parker Robinson, Disneyland, Ririe Woodbury Dance, Missoula Children's Theatre, Lincoln Center, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, The Wild Party Original Cast, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Bates Dance Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, American Dance Festival, Universal Studios, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Morningstar Entertainment, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Carnival Cruise Lines, Manhattan Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Open Circle Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, Central City Opera, Zikr Dance Ensemble, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, APEX Dance, Telluride Playwright's Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, NBC Productions

…and many more!