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Susan Kennedy
General Information
Gender: Female
Family and Friends
Parents: Bertha (mother)
Children: Joseph (son)
Jessi Kennedy (daughter)
Behind the Scenes
First appearance: Get Fierce!
Last appearance: Move Over, I'm the Star

Susan Kennedy is Jessica's mother. Susan’s mother danced for the National Ballet Company of Colombia and was always too busy to monitor Susan’s dancing. Therefore, Susan makes it a priority for her only daughter, Jessi, to find limelight and passion through the art of dance, even if it means coming off as overbearing and controlling.


Susan comes from a family with deep roots in the art of dance. Her mother was a professional dancer for the National Ballet Company of Colombia and while growing up she danced under her mother’s direction for several years. Susan is the mother of two, with only her daughter Jessi currently enrolled at Stars Dance Studio.

A resident of Miami, Susan loves the hot weather, beaches, entertainment, culture and the people in the area. She says Miami is a “boiling pot” of different cultures and that the vibe of the town makes for modern, edgy, young and relevant dance.[1]


  • She likes to watch all types of dance, but her favorite is contemporary because Jessi loves it.[1]
  • Outside of dance, Susan sings.[1]
  • It is revealed in Episode 4 of Dance Moms: Miami that her husband is a police officer.

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