Susan Czechel - Ballet, Tap, Jazz
Susan began training in dance at the age of 5 and teaching dance at the age of 18. Many of her students have become professional dancers and professional performing artists. Susan was in Danceworks Dance Company, Cortland Dance Company and SHPAC Dance Company, the last two of which she was also a choreographer. Although Susan has performed in professional dance venues throughout the metropolitan and tristate areas, her true passion continues to lie in the area of teaching dance, with a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Special Education. Through the years, Susan has been a dance teacher and guest choreographer at various dance companies and private schools throughout New York, including Sacred Heart and Fordham University. For over ten years Susan was an owner, teacher and artistic director of Dance Centre of Westchester and the DCW Dance Company. Throughout this time she has trained several teachers in the art of teaching dance to children. In addition to dance, she is also is a certified personal trainer, a certified group exercise instructor and a snowboard instructor. Susan began teaching at Westchester Dance Academy in 2011 and she continues to enjoy seeing the growth of her students throughout the years!