Susan was introduced to dance at the age of 4 by her mother. She enrolled her in any and everything that their local community centre had to offer, majorettes, tap and jazz. A tomboy on the outside, dance helped with her confidence and coordination, skills she could apply to the various sports she played. Susan danced and taught tap until she was 15 and finally decided to put all her energy into sports. While playing for the junior high school basketball team, a dance recital video outed this closeted dancer. A dare to try out for cheerleading by some friends had her show up in basketball warm ups and high tops…. And she never looked back. Susan fell in love with the sport. she’d switch from her basketball uniform at halftime, do the half time cheer routine and then change back and play the second half. In her senior year of high school, she was on the cheer team for the University of Manitoba. After graduating high school and winning the high school provincial cheerleading championship for Oak Park, Susan returned to coach for 2 years while assistant coaching and cheering for the University of Manitoba, while enrolled in the Faculty of Physical Education. She obtained her cheer coaching certificate from the National Cheerleading Association in 1995. In 1996, she joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Blue Lightning Dance team. After leaving the Blue Lightning in 1998, Susan became a member of the Winnipeg Cyclone (IBL, USBL basketball team) Whirlwind Dance team as a dancer and choreographer until 2001. In 2003, she was an assistant coach and choreographer with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen cheer team. She has been a flight attendant for WestJet airlines for the past 13 years, travelling and exploring new cities, countries and cultures is a passion she didn’t know she had. A true born and raised Winnipegger, cheering on the Blue and Gold will always be her favourite pastime and joining the Blue Bomber Alumni in 2016 has not only been an honour but a fantastic way to stay involved in the community and reconnect with some amazing women.