Staff Bios




“Watching the students grow as dancers and individually is what makes owning this business so special. Kids in Motion is truly a family.”


Susie’s passion for dance came from seeing the joy that dance classes brought to her own daughters growing up. So in 2007, when the opportunity arose for Susie to open a dance studio, she jumped at the chance… and Kids in Motion was born. 

Susie is a businesswoman who has previously owned several daycare centers and a health club. She has a degree in elementary education and loves working with youth. 

Susie has three adult children and a grandson. Besides spending time with her family and managing Kids in Motion, Susie also enjoys reading, knitting, golfing, and paddle boarding.




Christina has been teaching dance for the past 16 years. She has experience teaching primary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Christina has been recognized and awarded for her choreography, dancing, and modeling at the regional and National levels. Among her awards are the East Coast High Point National Grand Champion; the title of Miss Boston Model; the title of Miss Boston Talent at the America Miss Competition; and overall winner for consecutive years in tap, jazz, ballet, and acrobat classes at the Dance Masters of America Miss Dance Competition. Christina is also a member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston.




Devon is a passionate and enthusiastic dance and yoga instructor.  She was born and raised in East Boston, MA. She started her dancing career at the age of 3, under the guidance of Eleanor Rubino, Paula Terenzi, and Christina McGahey.  Devon also got involved with pageants, modeling, cheerleading, and gymnastics classes during her childhood. However, dance was always her top priority.

In her youth, Devon competed in local Massachusetts competitions, national competitions, and Disney World. She won various awards for solo and group dances throughout the years and was often recognized for her extraordinary stage-presence during performances.  

Devon has participated in many workshops with well-known choreographers, such as Brian Freeman, Nick Baga, Travis Wall, Gregg Russell, and Sam Fiorello. She participated in the New York Dance Teacher Summit in 2012, and participated in classes held by Mia Michaels and Luigi.

After graduating high school, Devon decided she wanted to give back and share her passion for dance by becoming a dance teacher.

Devon received her BA in Child Studies from Lesley University in 2017 and is currently enrolled in a School Counseling Master's Program at Lesley University. She also received her 200 hour yoga certification from South Boston Yoga in 2014. 

In addition to her studies, Devon is a substitute teacher in schools and is a dance and yoga teacher.

Devon is very focused on fitness and health, and she was recently on the back cover of BostonMan Magazine for modeling for Soigné Hats.

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Erica has over 30 years of dance experience during which she studied at the Helene
Joy School of Dance. Over her career, she has had the opportunity to dance with top choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Gil Duldulao, Brian Friedman, Laurie Anne Gibson, and Tyce Diorio.

As a teenager, Erica was actively involved in dance competitions and beauty pageants. She has held many state and national titles and represented Massachusetts as Ambassador for the Miss Hemisphere Pageants. In 1996, she was chosen by audition to tour with Dance Olympus as a VIP Dancer, which gave her the chance to study, perform, and travel the country while showcasing her dance talents.


In 2012, Erica pursued a life-long goal of competing in a fitness competition. Not only did she fulfill her goal, but she placed 2nd runner-up in both her fitness routine and in the bikini division for Miss Fitness Universe.


Erica has been a dance instructor since the age of 16. She has experience teaching at both recreational and competitive levels at multiple dance studios. Many of her students have held regional and state titles and have been recognized and presented with special judges' awards. She enjoys sharing her passion for dance and molding her students into well rounded dancers. She is a certified dance instructor by Dance Teacher's Club of Boston as well as a certified Zumba instructor and personal trainer.




Tana has 30+ years of dance study, performance, and teaching experience. She continues to study ballet with Gene Murray at Boston Ballet and Nadine Moody at Hamilton/Wenham School of Ballet; and jazz at Dancenergy in Marblehead and at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio of Boston, where she recently performed in a 35th year anniversary performance. Tana is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and teaches private piano lessons. She is also an avid practitioner of yoga. Tana resides in Marblehead with her husband Fred and their son Luke.




Taylor began dancing at age 3 at Eleanor Rubino's Academy of Performing Arts, and later studied at their sister studio, Paula Terenzi's Dance Complex. She was a member of the studio's competition team, traveling to National Competitions in places like Myrtle Beach and Atlantic City. She also performed at Disney World and Hershey Park with the team. Taylor became an assistant dance teacher and taught there for over 8 years.

While studying at the University of Massachusetts, Taylor was a member of the UMass Amherst Dance Team. As a member of the team, she competed at the national collegiate level in the D1A Jazz Division, where they placed 4th in the nation in consecutive years. With the team, she also performed at football and basketball games and taught dance workshops.

Now, Taylor is teaching Pre-K as a Massachusetts-licensed Early Childhood Educator. Dance has always been such a big part of her life and she is so excited to bring that joy of dance to her students!

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4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945  781-929-3958

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