Susan Ojala Myers grew up in Oak Park, IL, and it was there that she found her voice in a dance studio. She performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as Momenta! performing arts company, dancing both new and historic works.
Early on in her career, Susan realized that her true passion was teaching. She has been working with dancers of all ages and abilities for over 20 years, on the east coast, as well as in the midwest. Besides teaching in the dance studio world, she runs several outreach dance programs in local schools.
Susan began her college studies at CalArts, and completed her BA in dance performance at Northern Illinois University. She is proud to have earned her level two certification in Autism Movement Therapy in 2015. She teaches AccepDance classes throughout the Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area, including Open Wings Learning Community, where she also sits on the board of directors.
Susan and her husband, Eric, live in the Kenosha area with their three children.