Louisiana Twirl Force
Susan Jullens- Owner/Director/Instructor/Choregrapher
I am so pleased to be a part of such an amazing group. I started my twirling career as a competition twirler. Upon graduating high school, I became an LSU Tigerette. I twirled at LSU from 1981-1983. After which I enjoyed working with several groups and private students. In 1992, I began an organization called Starsteppers which evolved into All- Star Twirl and Dance. I operated this studio for 15 years. In 2016, I began Louisiana Twirl Force and have been going strong. Our twirlers and color guard members enjoy performing in local events, competitions, parades, as well as our recital. I have worked with many twirlers and twirling groups including, Central Private, Silliman, Northwestern Middle, Lutcher High School, St. James High School, Ville Platte High School, Our Lady Of Lourdes Middle School, Walker High School, Denham Springs Junior High, Slaughter Charter School, Wossman High School, All-Star Marching Camp, and many many more. I'm proud to say that I am the Louisiana State NBTA Contest Director and have personally taken it upon myself to help rebuild the sport of baton twirling in Louisiana.
Mrs. Lauren Eastep has over 20 years of dance experience and is a certified instructor through Dance Educators of America (DEA). Her dance training includes ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop, and contemporary dance styles. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. During her time at USM, she choreographed and performed for many philanthropic events. She was a member of her dance studio’s competition team throughout high school. She was also a four-year member of the Long Beach High School Varsity Dance Team, where she served as Captain for 2 years, winning multiple state championships. Over the course of her dance experience, she has performed and competed at different locations across the country. She has choreographed for award winning dance teams. Mrs. Lauren has a passion for dance and a passion for teaching. She is very excited to share her passion for dance with her students.
Afton Graham has been an instrumental part of our organization since our beginning.
Afton is a junior at Central High School, where she is the feature twirler for the band. She has competed all across the south and just recently at the Jr. Olympics in Houston, Texas. In her senior year, Afton is training hard for college twirling auditions. In May of 2022, Afton won first place in the Beginner Louisiana State Miss Majorette Twirling Championship.
Hannah Staudt - Twirling Instructor. Ms. Hannah Staudt has been an instructor at Louisiana Twirl Force since 2015. She is a graduate of Central High School. She has attended Baton Rouge Community College. She has competed all across the south and Miss Majorette of Louisiana her senior year in high school.