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Getting to Know You: Miss Susanne!
Written by Joe Naftal on March 27, 2020

Today we are featuring Miss Susanne in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You”!  The “Getting to Know You” series helps us get to know each of the Dance Connection teachers and staff we get to see at the studio every week and learn a little bit more about them.

Why do you love working at Dance Connection? I love working at Dance Connection because of the people. I love everyone on staff and enjoy working along side them and spending time with them all. I also love interacting with the students and their families. I also just love being part of my daughter’s dance experience, she spends so much time teaching and taking classes that it’s fun to be there with her. 

What do you do in your spare time? In my spare time I love to read. 

What’s your go-to coffee order? I’m not a coffee drinker so my order is a hot tea with milk and sugar. 

What’s your favorite vacation spot? My favorite vacation spot would be anywhere tropical. 

What’s your favorite local restaurant? My favorite place local to eat would have to be Mulberry Street in East Islip. 

Joe Naftal

Joe Naftal is the Marketing Director for Dance Connection. When not working at Dance Connection, Joe has a career as a theatrical lighting designer, assistant designer, and production manager. His experience spans the worlds of classical and contemporary theatre, musicals, ballet, modern dance, and opera. In addition to his work at Dance Connection, Joe collaborates with Dance Studio Owners across the country, is a member of the Panel of Experts, has been featured in the business section of Dance Teacher Magazine, and was on the seminar faculty for the 2016 Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. Joe holds a BFA from UNC School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).