Susannah Keefe began taking classes in classical ballet at age 6 at the Massachusetts studio founded by Nan Keating, former member of the American Ballet Theatre.
As the daughter of impresario, Walter Pierce, who presented classical music and dance in Boston, Susannah at an early age fell in love with contemporary companies like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Excelling at her hometown studio in classes with Mrs. Keating, Susannah also began studying and performing with the Boston Ballet.
After graduating cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a BA in Fine Arts and American Government, Susannah worked in the busy film industry in Los Angeles. There she started practicing Yoga, loving the peace and serenity it provides, and she also continued taking classes in Ballet and Jazz.
As the mother of two energetic sons, Ms. Susannah started teaching at a local Ballet studio in Alexandria, Virginia. Then in 2009, Susannah had a vision to create a dance program focused on FUN, and Go Bananas Dancing was born!
Susannah continues to take classes herself and particularly enjoys Modern dance. She has performed in the DC area with Jane Franklin Dance's 40+ dance troupe as well as Ms. Sue Skaddan's Helping Hearts through the Arts.
Through teaching and performing, Susannah meets so many wonderful people in our community, young and old. But what she loves the most is seeing the PURE JOY that radiates from children when they dance!