Anna Fitzgerald, student of Maggie Carchrie, was the 2014 recipient of the Eunice Baird Whittlesey Memorial Scholarship this past June for her post-graduate study in Bassoon Performance at Mannes College - The New School ofMusic in Manhattan. Ann Johnson, FUSTA Scholarship Chair, wrote "Anna's academic achievements, strong involvement in music in many dimensions and continued dedication to Highland Dance were impressive; her application was a stand-out in a strong field." Anna continues to compete in the North East and performs with the Callanish School of Celtic Arts under the direction of Maggie Carchrie and Shot of Scotch, in NYC.
-- FUSTA Spring Newletter
"Susan Nase is one of the only instructors in Vancouver that teaches beginner lessons for adults in highland dance, and we are extremely lucky to have her. Susan instructs a fun and challenging class that begins with a thorough warmup, barre exercises, reviewing past material with corrections and then moving on to new material followed by a cool down. I have improved my highland dancing drastically by taking her classes. Susan knows how to get results from her dancers. Susan is a fantastic, encouraging teacher towards students of all ages and levels. Her years of dancing experience and instruction shine during classes. I cannot recommend Susan Nase enough to those who wish to begin to learn the art and history of highland dance. "
-- Zoe Action, Vancouver dance student
"Your performance was wonderful and such a surprise for my mother… Everyone enjoyed it and I couldn't be happier. Couldn't imagine our day without it!"
-- Janet Katalinic, Vancouver event organizer
"Congratulations on your groups amazing performance as part of the Razzmatap show...it was so polished, creative and musical and a real treat to watch.
Thank you for sharing your talent. Please would you let me know when Shot of Scotch is performing again ..would love to see more!"
-- Beryl, Vancouver audience member
"I wanted to say that your dances were amazing. I had many people comment on how fantastic you were and how professional. My husband was very impressed with both pieces and he kept talking about the one " where you only saw their feet". "
-- Jan, Razzmatap director and show organizer