It is NEW Fusion's mission to offer the highest level of training in a positive atmosphere, encouraging self-confidence, personal growth, and an overall love for the arts. We will treat each student, at each level, as an individual, with respect and positive energy.
In 2014, NEW Fusion was welcomed in to the More Than Just Great Dancing™ affiliation. Only one studio per region is selected for the outstanding honor. More Than Just Great Dancing studios hold themselves on a higher standard in class curriculum, teacher training, management practices, and community involvement. We are so proud to be able to offer the best for our families.
Our Staff:Our talented instructors are experienced educators passionate about the arts and committed to your child's success. They will teach students to set and achieve goals through positive reinforcement and constant encouragement in a structured class environment. Students will enter the community as young adults with a high level of self-esteem and a great deal of integrity developed through their experiences in the arts.
Rana has been teaching dance since the age of 18, and has been the proud Owner and Artistic Director of NEW Fusion Dance & Performing Arts (formerly Northern Dance Academy) since 2001. Her studio approach — providing high-quality education in a fun and encouraging environment — is what makes her classes so in-demand, and what sets NEW Fusion apart from the rest. Her choreography has received many high awards both regionally and nationally. Her goal as an instructor is simple — to bring out the very best in all of her dancers.
Rana began dancing at the age of 7, where she began studying ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe at the Youngquist Performing Arts Center in Maple Grove, MN. She participated in many competitions in both solo and ensemble numbers. She expanded her training by traveling to master classes and conventions across the country. Rana continued her training through high school and joined her high school dance team, where she was the captain/choreographer for her Junior and Senior years. Rana's dance training moved on to college at UW-Green Bay. She was a member of the Phoenix Pride Dance Team her freshman year and also participated in the universities Danceworks program for 4 years as a dancer and choreographer. She achieved her Bachelor's in Human Development with a Minor in Dance. Her training did not stop after graduating. She continues to travel to master classes and conventions whenever possible, taking classes from well-known and respected dance professionals such as Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Brian Friedman, Marissa Osato and Ricky Maalouf to name a few.
Rana brings a positive energy to each of her classes and her caring, nurturing attitude with her students helps each child soar to their highest creative potential. As a studio owner, she looks forward to expanding the NEW Fusion Dance & Performing Arts curriculum to give budding students of all aspects of the performing arts a place to indulge their creative dreams.
Allie Walsh is one of the more familiar faces around the NEW Fusion Dance & Performing Arts studio, mainly because she spent most of her life training with us as well! After graduating from Preble High School, she decided she couldn't leave just yet, so she enrolled in UW Green Bay to pursue a degree in Human Development. In addition to training at the studio (and dancing since she was 3 years old), she has attended numerous conventions such as Pulse and has also trained with NEW Fusion's extended family - EPIK Dance Company in Arizona. Though Allie teaches a variety of disciplines - contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, baby tap, and ballet - she considers lyrical her favorite because of the raw emotion it requires a dancer to channel. Her favorite part of being an instructor at NEW Fusion Dance & Performing Arts? "It's a really fun but still challenging environment, and I get to spend every day I'm here surrounded by an amazing group of kids!"
Allison Berth was born and raised in DePere, WI and began her dance training when she was 3 years old. Growing up she studied ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, pointe, and musical theater at Empire for the Arts, and was a captain of the DePere High School dance team. After graduating, she attended and majored in Dance at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. In 2006, she returned to Green Bay and graduated from UW-Green Bay with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance and a minor in Dance. She has been lucky enough to have been teaching dance over the last 10 years and looks forward to many more years sharing her passion with others. Her love for dance has been one of the most satisfying pursuits of her life, and she is extremely honored and privileged to be teaching at NEW Fusion.
Dance and Pilates Instructor
Although she is a new teacher to the New Fusion Dance and Performing Arts faculty, many recognize Kristin Melotte as a previous student herself. Born and raised in Green Bay, Kristin began dancing at age 4. She quickly developed a love for the art and continued her training through studio work and the Preble Dance Team.
Kristin decided to further her schooling in dance and went to UW-Stevens Point. During her time there, she choreographed and performed dance works in both "Afterimages" and "Danstage," yearly dance shows, produced on campus. She also performed in guest artist Luc Vanier's work, "Triptich," in 2012, as well as several additional performances. Her piece, "Dandelion," was brought to American College Dance Festival Association in 2013. She attended Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive as well as performed in various benefit concerts around Wisconsin.
She graduated Stevens Point in 2013 with a dance and Spanish degree and has enjoyed teaching and performing ever since! As well as dance, Kristin is a Pilates Instructor and cast member in Let Me Be Frank Productions. She is thrilled to teach the students at New Fusion Dance and Performing Arts and is honored to be a part of the team!
Lynn Schemm is originally from Appleton, WI. She attends the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a double major in Arts Management and Dance. Lynn grew up dancing at Fox Cities Dance Academy, beginning at age five. She has been trained in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and pointe and competed in tap, jazz, and lyrical. At UWGB she is enjoying opportunities to expand her training in all dance styles and enjoys the opportunity to perform in the university's Danceworks program. Lynn has also attended various conventions, including Showstoppers and Dance Masters. She has had the amazing opportunity to work with tap master, Debbie Dee. Working with her really increased Lynn's love of tap. She is hoping to share her love of dance with her students and is excited to help them achieve their goals.
Annemarie began dancing at NEW Fusion at the age of 4, and she will be a Junior in high school starting next fall. Aside from dancing at the studio, she also enjoys going to conventions such as Nuvo, KAR, and Showstoppers to learn from different teachers from across the United States. Annemarie's favorite style of dance is tap because of all the different sounds you can make with your feet. After high school Annemarie plans on attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but she is not quite sure on what she wants to do. She plans on working with kids in the future in some type of way.
Annemarie has been an assistant teacher at the studio for the past three years and is beyond excited to become an individual teacher. “All of the teachers at NEW Fusion Dance & Performing Arts have pushed me to become the person I am today, and I would not be half the dancer I am now without them.To make this impact on another dancers life would be incredible.” Annemarie is so grateful that she has this opportunity to share her love of dance with eager dancers.
Kiley fell in love with performing at a young age and started studio dance at the age of four, training with New Fusion beginning at age six. Her many years of training at the studio brought her to many competitions and workshops, where she was able to train under mentors such as Terry Schulke, Ricky Maalouf and Nicole Olson. Kiley could be seen around the studio, assistant teaching classes for her last two years of high school. Her twelve years at the studio allowed her to grow as a dancer and she realized that dancing, choreographing, and teaching were what she wanted to pursue as a career.
Kiley recently finished her freshman year as a dance major at the University of Alabama, where she has had the opportunity to train under industry professionals such as Cornelius Carter, Qianping Guo, Lawrence Jackson, and Sarah Barry. This past year she auditioned for and performed in four dance concerts (Dance Alabama fall & spring, Dance Collections fall & spring) and participated in Broadway Dance Center's musical theatre workshop each semester. Kiley looks forward to continuing her training at the University as well as learning from her peers and other professionals.
Kiley is excited to share her knowledge, passion, and experiences with her students. Seeing the passion in students is what drives her to teach dance. She believes that dance is hard work but should also allow you to express yourself and have fun. She can not wait to get started at New Fusion Dance and Performing Arts!
Lauren Kalil, Lindsey Katsetso, Corey Kiesgen, Elise Kiesgen, Courtney Holcomb, Lily Peterson, Nell Miller, Sheyrena Boswell, Toni Rockow, Kelly CrowleyBio and picture coming soon...
|Terry Schulke||Amy Schulke|
|Ricky Maalouf||Rachel Hawkinson|
|Grace Gallagher||Nicole Olsen|
|Jose Soto||Angel Castro|
|Codi Starner||Jenna Myers|
|Melissa Britt||Addison Johnson|