About the Director

Dancing for the Lord is Heather Sustersic’s passion. There is no One more worthy of the care and time invested in creating a work of artistic liturgical dance. Heather joined “SeeKing Nevaeh” liturgical dance group of St. Paul’s in 2011.

Heather began dancing at the age of five at Jeanette School of Dance in Glen Burnie, MD. She moved on to study intensively for nine years at the Carter School of Dance in Severna Park, MD, training in the arts of classical ballet (Cecchetti method, including pointe), jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and classical Spanish. In college, Heather and her husband, John, lead and trained with the Penn State Competitive Ballroom Dance team for four years under the combined direction of Terry and Rozanna Sweeney, Robert and Jolene Nickel, and Darryl Maggio. As husband and wife, they lead the team which organized the first “Keystone Classic” intercollegiate ballroom dance competition at Penn State. More recently, Heather resumed her ballet studies at the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania (PASCP), adding the Vaganova ballet technique to her repertoire.

When she is not dancing at St. Paul’s, Heather enjoys serving as a wife and mother, gardening, arranging flowers, teaching introductory ballet courses at PASCP as a member of the teaching faculty, and serving as a structural engineering faculty member in Penn State’s Department of Architectural Engineering.

If you or your child would like to join Relevétions, please email Heather at hsustersic@gmail.com.