Susan Eley is the founder / director of the contemporary art gallery Susan Eley Fine Art on Manhattan's Upper West Side. She is a former freelance editor and writer, who has written extensively on fine art and dance for national and regional publications. She has a BA in Art History, Brown University, and an MA in Visual Arts Administration, NYU. She has worked at the Morgan Library & Museum, the Mayor's Art Commission of the City of New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. She is also a former professional ballet dancer.