Susan and Jessi
Susan comes from a family with deep roots in the art of dance. Her mother was a professional dancer for the National Ballet Company of Colombia and while growing up she danced under her mother’s direction for several years. Susan is the mother of two, with only her daughter Jessi currently enrolled at Stars Dance Studio.
A resident of Miami, Susan loves the hot weather, beaches, entertainment, culture and the people in the area. She says Miami is a “boiling pot” of different cultures and that the vibe of the town makes for modern, edgy, young and relevant dance.
Susan’s favorite style of dance to watch:
I love all styles, but I especially love contemporary since Jessi loves it.
What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
I sing, I have a professional karaoke machine and our family loves to have parties.
What do you think your child is learning most about while competing in dance competitions around the country?
If you want something, you have to work hard for it and to be good at something, you have to be dedicated.
What have you learned most about while being involved with this dance company and traveling to the competitions?
That we, the moms, love our children and we will do anything to help them shine.
Favorite style of dance to perform?
I love all styles, but contemporary is my favorite.
Favorite style of dance to watch?
Jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and contemporary.
Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
Yes I do. I would love to dance in a dance company.
If you don't end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
I would love to be an actress. I love to perform.
What do you think you are learning about most from this experience and dancing in these competitions around the country?
That you have to be committed and dedicated in what you do to be the best you can be. You also have to be a good example to those that admire you.
What's your favorite subject in school?
What's your favorite color?
Aqua, green or teal.
What do you like most about living in Miami?
I like the beach, the weather, my friends at the studio, my dance studio and my coaches — plus Disneyworld and all the amusement parks.