To the editor:
For those of us lucky enough to know Susan Thompson, we knew we were near grace, elegance and dignity personified.
And those lucky enough to be taught by Susan (how many over the last 25 years?) didn’t know it early on, but came to know through the years, the quality of the education they received from Susan and her excellent faculty.
It was not just a dance education dancers received at Bainbridge Dance Center.
Besides a stunning dance education, Susan taught so much more. She taught the dancers about life, friendship, teamwork, grace, sacrifice, self-discipline. She also taught them about the art and beauty of dance.
How many dancers started there at 4 years old and danced at Bainbridge Dance Center for the next 14 years? Even those who did not stay or were not there for all of those years will carry their days at the dance center with them forever.
I wonder how many lives Susan touched during her too-short life. I count myself lucky to be one of them. I count myself especially lucky that our daughter, Anna, has grown these last 12 years knowing and learning from Susan.
She has been an unsung hero amongst us (I don’t think she would have wanted it any other way), and she is already greatly missed.
For Susan, please support the art of dance in our community — and anywhere you can.
Friends of Bainbridge Dance Center