Susan has also been very successful as a choreographer for numerous performances and community events, such as: Newport Christmas parades, Newport Harvest Festivals and the Moon Pie Festival. She has coached and choreographed for competitive cheerleading teams and dance teams. Her award-winning teams have continued to reach top honors for "Showstopping, Superstar" performances. She has also been recognized with Choreography Awards for her competitive dance routines "Mony Mony,” "Get Funky-Go Country,” “Be Our Guest,” and “Aladdin’s Arabian Princesses!”
Most recently, Mrs. Susan choreographed for the Newport Theatre Guild's productions of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," "The Sound of Music," "Annie," "The Secret Garden," "River Song," and "A Christmas Carol." She also acted in both the productions of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" and "The Sound of Music."
After having her two children, Susan became increasingly aware of the changes that the body goes through with age, hormones, and physical challenges like surgery or giving birth. She realized as she worked to get her body back in shape that she had a passion for helping others to achieve their own personal best in health and fitness as well.
Susan is a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor, and a certified Personal Training and Yoga Instructor.
Susan is known for her ability to empower and encourage student of ALL ages to be the best they can be.
"I am of able mind, body, and spirit; therefore, I dance!" -Susan McMahan