Susan O'Hanlon Mendogni
As the Director of Fancy Feet Dance Studio, Susan is a dance professional with 37 years of teaching experience.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in drama, theater, and dance and is a Certified Aerobics teacher. She donates to and supports the Bronx Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Children. Mrs. Mendogni received a humanitarian award in 1988, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2006,
2001-2004, 2008-2011 for her work with children. Susan has helped raise money for this organization by organizing and implementing a "Kick-a-thon" right on Crosby Avenue. She wrote a monthly column for the Bronx newspaper Bronx Life.
Susan has studied Jazz and Tap with the famous choreographers and teachers Phil Black, Charles Kelley and "Luigi" and ballet with the esteemed David Howard.
Susan has worked with Barry Lather, a choreographer
to Janet Jackson and Jackie Slight, a choreographer for
Paula Abdul. She has also worked with professionals Dan
Karaty and Mia Michaels from "So You Think You Can
Dance" as well as "Tap Dogs" Mike Minery.
She has taught dance and aerobics at the YMCA in the Bronx, Preston High School, Lehman College, Einstein College of Medicine, as well as choreographed plays for Villa Maria Academy Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, and Western Middle School in Greenwich, CT. She has
worked with local girl scout troops, teaching about dance and fitness.
In July of 1998, 2003 and 2009, Mrs. Mendogni's students
performed under her direction in Walt Disney World,
Orlando, Florida, in 2006 on Norwegian Cruise Line and
in March 2011 at Lincoln Center. To add to her accomplishments,
Capezio, the Ballet Makers, commissioned
Fancy Feet Dance Studio to choreograph and perform in
an in-house National Sales Video. Her students have performed
on the hit show "30 Rock", as well as performed
with Sean P-Diddy (aka Puff Daddy). Her students are
Regional and National Dance Champions and recently, were invited to perform at the London 2012 Olympics.