Susan De Jong

Susan De Jong is a juggler, not full time, but when she can spare a minute, she might just pick up some bowling pins and show you. Juggling is a skill she has to practice because her life requires day-to-day juggling, as busy – as madly busy – as she is with the music program at Unity Christian High, with participation in two area orchestras (she plays the clarinet), and with directing the women’s choir at Northwestern. She’s also finishing a graduate degree, plus captivating audiences at Tulip Fest in recent years, where she’s had some major roles: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and Marian in The Music Man. And, yes, did we mention? Miss Le Mahieu got married this summer to the love of her life, Luke De Jong. If you see her around town, look quickly because you can be sure she’s juggling something or other.