Dr. Susan V. Cashion is a specialist in dances of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. She has been on on faculty with the Stanford Dance Division since 1972.
Dr. Cashion is the recipient of two Fulbright grants, one to Mexico and one to Chile, and an American Association of University Women Fellowship. She received recognition from the Mexican government for contributions to Mexican culture and folklore in the United States. She is a former President of the California Dance Educators Association, member of the Board of Directors for Congress on Research in Dance, and Artistic Director of the Grupo Folklorico Los Decanos. In conjunction with Ramon Morones in 1969, she founded the Los Lupeños de San Jose Mexican Dance Company (she is still a board member). She was the dance coordinator of the Wenatchee Mariachi Festival in 2001.
Dr. Cashion received her Ph.D. in Education (Stanford University, 1983), MA in Anthropology (Stanford University, 1982), and MA in Dance (UCLA, 1967). She is a teacher of Dance Anthropology, Modern dance, Mexican dance, and Latin American dance forms at Stanford.
Some of Dr. Cashion's publications are
Dances Dr. Cashion has taught include Amor de Madre, Banda, Chocolate, Clarinetes Calientes, Cuban Son, Cumbia, Danza de los Sonajeros, Danzon, El Barretero, El Caballito, El Danzón, El Plomo, El Sapo y la Rana, El Tranchete, Florecitas, Jarabe San Miguelito, Las Virginias, Los Machetes, Los Matlachines de San Luis Potosi, Merecumbe, Merengue, Nave, Norteño, Salsa, Samba, Se Puede Pasar...?, Tejano, Salsa, Una Noche en Santa Rosa, and Vals Chilote.