Star Studio Dance Company opened its doors in September 2019 with a vision of fostering the love of dance among children. SSDC is a home for all students, from the serious dancer who competes, to students who wish to dance purely for the enjoyment and recreation.
At Star Studio Dance Company, we welcome all students, and feel that each dancer can find the proper fit for them within our studio. Our various programs allow each student to find the commitment level that is right for them, while still learning and growing as a dancer. SSDC prides itself on having a qualified faculty that provides excellent training, while creating a family atmosphere.
No matter what level or age, we believe in making dance an enjoyable, and fun experience to build self confidence in a positive environment.
Suzie started dancing when she was 5yrs old, at a neighborhood studio in Roxbury NJ. She
studied ballet, tap and acro, until being introduced to jazz at age 12, by her teacher and mentor,
Joanne Baldini. She studied and competed with many subjects under Joanne, including
Rhythmic gymnastics, hip hop, lyrical and musical theater amongst the other dance staples ;
tap, jazz and ballet. In her senior year of high school, she started teaching recreational and
competition dance classes.
At the age of 18, Suzie attended college as a dance major and received her degree in dance
from CCM. During this time period, she performed with many local theater groups and
companies in the Morris County area. Eventually, Suzie would go on to be a main teacher at her
former studio , and teaching 32 hours of dance a week. She eventually became assistant
director, and went on to teach for 29 years.
In her years of teaching, she has taught and choreographed at many workshops, camps,
community theaters, school functions, and many local studios. Her competition pieces have won
her many group and solo choreography, and entertainment awards at regional and national
competitions, including many 1st place overall awards in intermediate and advanced categories.
She has also won 1st place overall at regionals and Nationals for her production pieces for
several years. Some of her dancers have gone on to perform on Broadway, Pro football/
basketball dance teams, and various professional dance companies in New york City, and LA.
Some have also gone on to teach, and open studios of their own.
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