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.
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.
Dance Instructor/Competition Director
Growing up, Allie trained at studios in and around the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. Upon graduation in 2008, she took a position teaching for NEW Fusion Dance and Performing Arts in Green Bay. Allie has continued her dance education at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has attended numerous dance conventions (PULSE, Nuvo... etc) and has trained with the EPIK Dance Company in Arizona. In her ten seasons as an instructor and choreographer, she has been awarded numerous awards for her pieces, including performance quality and choreography awards. Allie has choreographed routines for numerous dance teams within the state of Wisconsin, whom received state and national titles. Though Allie teaches a variety of disciplines- contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, tap and ballet- she considers lyrical/contemporary her favorite because of the raw emotion it requires a dancer to channel. In 2017, Allie joined the NEW Fusion Leadership Team as the Director of Programming and Staffing. This new role has allowed her to expand the NEW Fusion Curriculum for both dancers and staff members and work closely within the competition program.
Business Director/Dance Instructor
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 14 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. In 2017, Allison expanded her role with the studio by joining the leadership team as the Business Director.
Ballet Director/Dance Instructor
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 competitive studio work and her high school dance team. Kristin graduated UW-Stevens Point in 2013 with a Dance and Spanish degree. During her time as a student, she performed and choreographed works in yearly dance productions. She was fortunate to perform in guest artist Luc Vanier's work, "Triptich" in 2012 and take her piece, "Dandelion," to the American College Dance Festival association in 2013. After graduation, Kristin attended Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive and performed in various benefit concerts around Wisconsin. She worked as an actress and company choreographer for Let Me Be Frank Productions for 3 years and is now thrilled to be focusing on her career as a dance and Pilates instructor. In the beginning of 2017/2018 season, Kristin accepted the position as Ballet Director and cannot wait to further the program.
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.
Brittany Cote was born in Ironwood, Michigan and started dancing after her Mom attempted to put her in karate. From conventions to competitions, she was traveling for dance at a young age. Graduating from The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point she double majored in Dance and Communication. During college Brittany spent her summers training and performing throughout the US: Boulder Jazz Dance, Central Wisconsin School of Ballet, The Minnesota Ballet, The Edge in LA and numerous NYC locations. After college Brittany relocated with her now husband to Rochester, MN where she taught dance at Rochester Community and Technical College and Allegro School of Dance and Music. She has directed multiple seasons of Rochester Ensemble of Dance (RED) and Allegro's Competition Team. Brittany is Leap and Learn Teacher Certified and loves to continue her education. Her teaching philosophy is this: When we are young, we first fall in love with dance because it is simply enjoyable; this aspect of movement exploration should never be lost! Brittany’s class is an experience that supports exploration and risk with positivity and an open mind. Her classes are technically based with a strong encouragement of personal ownership and expression. When Brittany is not teaching dance, you will find her "wearing her Vice President, Commercial Card hat" for Capital One.
Community Outreach Director/Dance Instructor
Lindsey received her early training in ballet, jazz, and tap while growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2006 Lindsey moved to Chicago Illinois where she was a member of the Lou Conte work-study program for 3 years. During her first year in Chicago, Lindsey debuted with dance company Hip- Hop Connxion Chicago under the direction of Trae Turner and Suave. She was a dancer, choreographer, and named assistant director to HHCC for 3 seasons. In 2009 she joined Hip-Hop Dance Company Design, under the direction of Karlo Familara and Angelina Grima. While dancing with Design they were named best in the Midwest for 2 consecutive years at the Prelude Midwest Dance Competition, as well as 2nd and 3rd finishes at the World of Dance Competitions, and 10th in the US at the Hip Hop International Dance Competition. Lindsey has performed in some of the Country's biggest dance festivals including Dance Chicago, Hip Hop International, Prelude Midwest, World of Dance and Carnival. She had the privilege to help create one of the world's biggest, and perhaps most referenced flash mobs to date as an assistant choreographer and dancer for the "O Project," which aired on the Oprah Show in September 2009 featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, and the Rascal Flatts. Additional credits include, the McDonalds International Convention in Orlando, Krewella, the B96 summer B Bash performing for DJ flipside, as well as up and coming Chicago artist, Adero, and Cox Cable TV commercials. Not just a performer Lindsey has taught and choreographed all over the Mid-West and East Coast receiving many choreography awards for her work. Her students have gone on to some of the most reputable college programs in the country, many receiving partial or full dance scholarships. Others started their performing careers in shows like Billy Elliot, and in companies such as Aerial Dance Chicago. Some of her teaching credits include, the Lou Conte Dance Studio (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), the DARE Dance after school program, and Visceral Dance Chicago. A firm believer in constant growth, Lindsey continues to train in order to give her students the best possible class experience. Lindsey is thrilled to be with NEW Fusion Dance and Performing Arts for her 3rd season as both a teacher and the Community Outreach Director.
Lynn Schemm began her dance training when she was 3 years old. Over the years she studied tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and pointe at Fox Cities Dance Academy. She participated in many competitions in both solo and ensemble pieces. Lynn continued her dance training in college at UW-Green Bay. She participated in the university's Danceworks program as a dancer and a choreographer. She achieved her Bachelor's degree - graduating with a double major in Arts Management and Dance. In addition to teaching at NEW Fusion, she is the Marketing Director at Appleton Downtown Inc. One of her favorite dance memories was having the amazing opportunity to work with tap master, Debbie Dee. Working with her really increased Lynn's love of tap. She is excited to continue sharing the art of tap dance and all styles of dance with the next generation of dancers.
Ali Lind is a Green Bay native. She started dancing when she was just 4 and hasn't stopped since. Of the many styles she has taken, tap and jazz were always her favorite. Her dance history includes four years on Green Bay Preble dance team, three years on the UW Oshkosh dance team, and dancing for the Green Bay Blizzard arena football team. During that time she attended numerous competitions and workshops. Her teaching career started in 2009, and has been a big part of her life. She loves seeing the smiles and joy that dance brings to all the children's faces. Ali's daughters are following in mommy's footsteps and takes classes at NEW Fusion as well!
Dance InstructorMeredith Wiorek is excited to be in her second year of teaching with NEW Fusion. She started her training at age three in Mukwonago, WI. She went on to pursue a BFA in Dance at UW-Milwaukee. While there she was fortunate to perform works choreographed by Dani Kuepper, Daniel Burkholder, and Simone Ferro. She also did two outreach programs with the city of Milwaukee bringing dance to the community. Meredith has been able to learn from many professionals, most notably: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kegwin and Co., Parsons Dance, Teddy Forance, Ricoardo J. Garcia, and Karine Plantadit. She has a love for musical theater and has choreographed multiple musicals including The Music Man, All Shook Up, Seussical: The Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. She is very excited be living in Green Bay and to be part of this amazing studio!
Dance InstructorGabi has been dancing for the past sixteen years, nine of those years being at NEW Fusion. Always trying to find a way to keep dancing this will be her third year as part of the UWGB dance team. She was also most recently a part of the St. Norbert's Summer Stage production of Mary Poppins. Gabi attends UWGB majoring in Elementary Education with a minor is Spanish/ESL. This will be her second year teaching dance, she is so excited and ready to take on the challenge. She hopes to spread her love and passion for dance to others in hopes they too will find their passion.
Billy Jo Collette
Dance InstructorBorn and raised in DePere WI, Billy Jo trained as a studio dancer for 15 years and is now pursuing a minor in dance at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Though she enjoys all styles, her favorite is contemporary because it allows the dancers to use their passion to tell a story through their movements. She is majoring in Nutrition and Exercise Science, and also teaches a Barre Sculpt group fitness class at the University, incorporating her dance training into toning workouts. Her passion for nutrition and fitness grew as a competitive dancer because she learned how important it is to fuel the body with good food and movement. Billy Jo is so excited to be sharing her passion for dance and overall body wellness with New Fusion.
Dance InstructorHailey will be teaching at our Waupaca Location on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Hailey has been dancing for the past 14 years and danced at New Fusion herself at the Green Bay Location. Hailey has experience in Tap, Ballet, Pom, Kick, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Lyrical. Her favorite type of dance is tap. She was on the dance team at Pulaski High School for 4 years. She has had many great experiences with her dance team including dancing in the rose bowl parade, performing at football and basketball games, competing at many dance competitions and going to state. Hailey also taught dance for PACE - Pulaski Community for the past two years. Hailey attends the University of Stevens Point. She is majoring in Communication more specifically, Family and Consumer Sciences- Child Life and Family Studies. Hailey is always laughing and enjoying her time with her students.
Customer CareJessica grew up in Green Bay where she danced on the Dance Team for East High School. She then went on to earn her teaching degree at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. She taught ESL and Spanish Bilingual for the Green Bay Public School District. Jessica has four children, a son and three daughters. All three of her daughters dance at NEW Fusion. "We walked through the doors of new fusion back in 2007, when my oldest daughter was just 2 1/2 years old. New Fusion is more than a dance studio, it is a second home and everyone here is like family to us. I am so fortunate we have found such an amazing dance studio"
Customer CareSammi Adams is originally from Indiana. She attended Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. There she received a degree in Communications while also being a two-sport athlete in basketball and softball. During the summers in college, Sammi lived at her cabin in Three Lakes, WI while also having an internship for three summers doing photography, videography, and marketing. After graduating from Hope College, Sammi returned to Indiana to coach middle school and high school basketball and softball. She also worked for a photography company during this time. Sammi's fiancé received a job for the Oshkosh Police Department, which led her to find out about NEW Fusion. She is excited to use her all of her communication experience and grow with NEW Fusion!
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