Susan Arnold (1954 - ) Businesswoman Susan Arnold has influenced three generations of dancers. Her enthusiasm for the Dance, combined with her frugality, business savvy and strong religious faith have made the St. Cloud School of Dance and ultimate Gymnastics a premier studio, statewide, and a huge resource for the local arts community. “This business is not just about the awards,” noted Arnold. “I want students to feel good about themselves to express themselves through dance.” The youngest child of a performing family, Arnold was “immersed” in dance. Born on June 19, 1954, Susan Louise was the youngest child of Christof, a businessman, and Ruth Babler, who founded the studio in her St. Cloud basement shortly after Arnold’s birth. The girl became a teacher at age 13, and when her mother died of cancer in 1985, she continued the legacy. Arnold’s talents and those of her dancers are always on demand and display. Arnold has coached Apollo and Technical High Schools’ dance lines. She and her teachers have assisted in choreography for local theatrical productions.