A Stillwater, Minnesota, native, Suzie trained at a local studio before joining the School of the Minnesota Ballet in 2003. She has also studied at the Joffrey Midwest Workshop, and on scholarship at Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and Point Park University. A company member of the Minnesota Ballet since 2009, she has danced such roles as Dew Drop Fairy and the grown-up Clara in The “Manhattan” Nutcracker, the Greedy One in Three Virgins and a Devil, and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also danced in the pas de deux of Penelope Freeh’s Flying Over Greenland, the pas de trois of Ms. Freeh’s Two Andantes, and Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others. She delights in dancing in menacing roles: Carabosse inSleeping Beauty, Vampiress in Dracula, and the one-eyed monster Cyclops in Firebird.