Susie Nguyen "Salsa Susie". A Petite Powerhouse. Passionate Dancer. Salsa Dancer. World Traveler. ESPN World Salsa Cabaret Finalist-Ranked 15th in the World. All-American Cheerleader. Captain. 1st American to hold a National Costa Rican Championship Title. MTV's Hip Hop Finalist. An SDSU Aztec International Business Major. A Spanish & Finance Minor. President's Club Acheiver. First Generation Dreamer. Lover. Fighter. Susie loves intensified living, adventure and spontaneity. Always laughing, embracing change and coming up with new ideas, Susie keeps life exhilarating! She pirouettes, sails forbidden seas, gallivants the globe and does it in high heels! She has a powerful religion and it’s called Life. Dance makes her feel physical, strong and empowered so she equates Movement with Freedom. “Music is my diet & dance feeds my soul.” In 2003, she fell in love with salsa dancing and "Salsa Susie" was born. She learned from Alex Da Silva, the top choreographer from the hit TV show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and other Salseros. Addiction was an understatement as she taught salsa at the four top Dance Studios in Santa Barbara. Relishing uncertainty of life on the road, at 25 Susie packed her bags and surfboard to exotic-erotic Brazil. She wrapped herself around blue water, learned Portuguese 101 and danced Samba with the Brazilians. In 2005, she traveled to Argentina to learn Tango the authentic way….in Buenos Aires. In 2006, she joined forces with Juan Garcia to form the dynamic duo of San Diego's Premier Lifts & Tricks Salsa Dancers.
In 2007, Susie traveled across international borders to compete, perform and teach. Susie & Juan were the first San Diego couple ever to represent San Diego at the 3rd ESPN World Salsa Championships. Susie is currently teaching Salsa all throughout San Diego. Susie also continues to specialize in Weddings and the Brides & Groom's First Dance. Her talent in choreography, instruction and performance enables her to teach Brides & Groom's the secret to getting the crowd on their feet with their First Dance.
Today, Susie is the director, creator & choreographer of Ooh La La Dance Company based out of San Diego, CA which is the home of the 2 performing dance teams: Cosabellas & the Hot Tamales. Susie debuted her first instructional salsa DVD and is dedicated to the life of dance. In her spare time, she is a world citizen who travels the globe and loves spending time with her family, friends, bestfriend & lover, Justin and and Puppy Dog, Jewels. Susie is booked & scheduled to dance, teach & perform in the Bahamas in May of 2009. She is also bringing her dance troops on tour to go to the Far East and to dance at The Great Barrier Reefs in Australia, Bali in Indonesia, and Phuket in Thailand for 2 months from October through November 2009. "I am so excited about this time in my life and hope you will join me in this dance….in my journey of life."