Linda Sutton is an international performing and recording artist with extensive experience in designing and
facilitating cultural entertainment for diverse audiences of all ages. Sutton is an exceptional trainer,
inspirational speaker, instructor, and performer, as well as an expert in world dance and cultural art forms.
Linda also serves as a spokesperson for healthy lifestyles. Her unique combination of corporate
experience with performing arts expertise blends together flawlessly to create one of the most energetic
and inspiring interactive presentations you will ever experience!
Sutton has shared the stage with notable Best Selling Authors and Superstars such as Barbara
DeAngelis, Marianne Williamson, Lisa Nichols, and T Harv Eker. Linda has collaborated with companies
Peak Potentials Training and TruSage as a featured multi-presentation trainer, presenting to large
audiences. Linda is proud to have shared with hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in live
audiences, and millions of viewers through various television show and performances throughout the
The press has extensively covered Sutton’s work as a spoken word artist, poet, speaker, and performance
artist. She is sought after as a performer and speaker for children, family, and adult audiences alike.
She is the author of 22Tango Experience: Taking the First Step, Koukou: Crazy with Joy, and Ekonkon:
the Rice Harvest Dance books and multimedia kits. She has written travel and special feature articles for
The Charlotte Post. She has also released two music recordings: Interplay the strings project, a world
music spoken word album and ASHE! the Next Step, a cultural music and storytelling project for school
She has served as a principal dancer and artistic director of a number of professional dance and cultural
arts companies. She has served as faculty at the Community School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance
Theatre, as well as the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith Universities. She
was the co-founder of EmotionL Dance International, and is the founder and artistic director of Spirit
TranscenDance World Dance Company and 22Tango Training Company. She has received a number of
awards and fellowships in culture and education.
Linda's expertise draws knowledge of more than twenty different dance and movement forms. She has an
array of offerings and takes pride in her ability to craft custom presentations for her clients, helping them to
achieve their personal and professional development objectives in a high energy, high impact, and fun
Sutton attributes her passion and boundless energy to the adoption of a healthy lifestyle that supports her
high energy, intensive work. Taking care of mind, body, and spirit go hand in hand, Linda Sutton is also a
highly visible spokesperson for the topic of living a vegan lifestyle. As a ten-year vegan with a family history
of diabetes, she is a high-energy, vibrant, and shining example of the benefits of adopting a vegan lifestyle.
She received her B.S. in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Throughout the past decade, Linda has continued her work in public health by working with various health
food companies on various educational efforts, most notably as co-designer and co-facilitator of a North
Carolina statewide lecture and food preparation tour called U Do it Raw and Live, an introduction to raw
and live food lifestyles, sponsored by Flora, Inc. Linda has worked with Etta Vinik, the Director of Education
at the Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, to generate nutrition and exercise intervention programs with the ultimate
goal of developing programs suitable for national distribution. Linda also joined efforts with Dr. Neal D.
Barnard (scientist, physician, and author) as a guest speaker and cooking instructor in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr.
Barnard authored the groundbreaking study showing the positive impact of the vegan diet on diabetes.
With her many talents and experiences, Linda plans to weave together these distinct experiences to create
projects that will result in the next “food revolution.”
Sutton’s mission is the facilitation of optimal physical, mental, emotional, fiscal, and spiritual health—
through a healthy lifestyle centered on holistic nutrition and movement. Through her books, seminars, and
culinary experiences, Sutton intends to lead the next lifestyle revolution.
Filled with a level of passion and energy that continually leaves her audiences spellbound, Linda creates
experiences that speak to the human spirit, creating a dance with words that stimulates the mind, body,
Linda D. Sutton
|Speaking with her Body, Dancing with Words.