Susan Daly Stanek was born in Dublin, where she began dancing at the age of 3. Susan enjoyed a flourishing dance career and traveled the world as a member of an international touring group. She also joined the John Players Theater Company, "Tops of the Town."
Susan moved to the United States in 1986. While living in Manhattan, Susan continued to dance taking lessons at the Martha Grahman School. In 1995 Susan and her husband moved to Ridgewood to raise their growing family. In 2007, Susan was honored to receive the "Top 40 Under 40 " award from the Irish Echo. Ridgewood Irish Dance offers classes from toddler to adult, in instructional traditional Irish Dance, progressive Irish Dance and Dance Drama. Ridgewood Irish Dance has performed internationaly and shared the stage with Gaelic Storm, Cherish The Ladies and Eileen Ivers. They have appered on local and international networks. Ridgewood Irish Dance college students have been awarded many Heritage awards and grants for their achievements in Irish culture and dance.
In 2018 Susan was a featured choreographer in an international showcase at Carnegie Hall and again in 2019 at Lincoln Center.