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4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945

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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.



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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.




Kris currently teaches a variety of styles of dance, including hip hop, ballet, tap, and jazz. Kris has been dancing since the age of four and has studied under the direction of Skip Warren at Marie Paquet Classical Ballet School and studied extensively with Bill Fowler Jr. She has won several awards with the Terpsichore Competition of New England and Headliners Dance Competition. Kris is a choreographer for the Arlington Children’s Theater, where she has choreographed productions of  "Grease," "The Sound of Music," and "Shrek." She is a graduate of Emerson College with a BS in Performing Arts and a minor in Psychology.




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.