Susan began taking classes at Divine Movement in 2010, and fell in love within the first 10 minutes. She considers her teaching style to be encouraging, flowing, and precise, bringing together over 10 years of teaching ballet, modern dance and pilates with ten years as an instructor at Divine.
Why do you love Divine Movement?
Divine has been my second home since the day I walked in the door for my first class. The genuine support and friendship among the ladies here is as vital to my mental health as the creative physical outlet. I get a little crazy when I go too long without dancing, and I am forever grateful that I am lucky enough to be here.
What do you consider your teaching style?
I would say I get a bit nerdy about technique because its interesting to me and I want my students to get the most out of all the effort they put in, but that makes me sound scary! I think it’s important, but my favorite parts of teaching are the moments when I find the perfect image to describe the whole experience of what that moment in dance feels like and getting to see my students discover their freedom.
What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
Anything and everything. It’s ok to laugh:)
I love food, but the one thing I could probably never give up is cheese.
What is the farthest you have been from home?
When was the last time you cried?
I probably tear up at least once a week over something.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist. Or a doctor. But really it was always an artist.
Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
A scarf or something I can get tangled in. Shoes are a close second.
“The only thing to fear is fear itself.”