“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.
Caroline began dancing at the age of 4 in Marblehead at The Young Dance Company. She continued dancing there through the end of high school. While at this studio she was able to perform in many places including Disney World, City Hall Plaza in Boston, the Boston Esplanade, Heritage Days in Salem and at the Boston Common Christmas Tree Lighting. She was also an assistant teacher at this studio throughout high school teaching ballet, tap and jazz for ages 7-12 .
Caroline has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Masters of Teaching from Salem State. She has always kept dance as a part of her life, taking classes and teaching her two daughters to dance as soon as they could walk. Both of her daughters currently dance at Kids in Motion.
She is excited to share her passion for dance with all of her students.
Jeana DelloRusso is a passionate, accomplished dancer and aspiring educator from Boston. At age three, she began her dance training at Paula Terenzi's Dance Complex in Malden, MA, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, pointe, musical theatre, contemporary, and hip-hop for 15 years. She was also a dance studio assistant there for 6 years. Jeana continued her dance education at Boston Arts Academy, majoring in dance and studying ballet, modern, contemporary, African, hip-hop, pointe, ballroom, and jazz. She attended master classes with renowned faculty from around the country, including tWitch, Debbie Allen, E Laura Hausman, Tom Ralabate, Diane Gudat, Sandy Duncan, Sam Fiorello, Levi Marsman, Victor Smalley, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, and more.
Jeana's dedication to dance and teaching has earned her several awards and honors. She was named Miss Dance of Massachusetts for the United States Tournament of Dance in 2022 and is also a national dance champion. She has received high scores and special awards as a soloist and competition team dancer. Jeana has completed the Dance Teachers Club of Boston's Dance Education Training Course and has received certification for her achievements. She also performed in various venues such as Disney Performing Arts in Florida, Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, and Debbie Allen's off-broadway musical “Brothers of the Knight” in Boston. Jeana was a dancer for the NBA G-League Maine Celtics during the 2022-2023 season.
Jeana has a strong passion for teaching and is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education at Salem State University, expected to graduate in May 2026. She hopes to continue dancing and teaching professionally for years to come.
Eliza has been part of Kids in Motion since she was in kindergarten. She danced every style the studio offered and has assisted in classes and at camp for the past five years. Eliza loves to teach children to enjoy and appreciate dancing as much as she does, and she is excited to take on this new role of being a teacher at the studio. Eliza is currently a senior at Marblehead High School, where she is a member of the dance team and captain of the MHS cheerleading team.
Andrea began dancing at the young age of 4 at her hometown studio Dance Works, in Westfield, MA. She was a member of their competitive team and has traveled throughout the East Coast in national competitions. She has studied all styles of dance and has taken part in dance conventions with inspirational choreographers including Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, Channing Cooke, and tWitch.
After graduating high school, Andrea began teaching at Dance Works, working with students of all ages in classes such as tumbling, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. She studied Elementary Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a member of the UMass Amherst Dance Team. While on the team, she danced on the sidelines at home football and basketball games, and ran dance camps in the surrounding towns encouraging kids to stay active and moving. Some of her favorite memories with the team were competing in the D1A Jazz Division at the National Dance Alliance in Daytona, FL, placing 4th in the nation for multiple years in a row.
Andrea moved to Boston after she graduated college and is currently an Elementary School Teacher. She is excited to continue her passion for dance and share that love with all of her students.
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.