At age six Lissa began her ballet training with The Seacoast Ballet Company under Larry and Colleen Robertson where she performed in Carmina Burana, Paquita, and in The Nutcracker. Her training continued with Mihailo Djuric, Susan Duffy, John Prinz, Elisa Gerasin, Christine Simes, Angela Carter, and David Drummond with key roles in Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Stars and Stripes. She spent her summers with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre and three summers at Boston Ballet with pre-acceptance status. Lissa was hired for four years with the Boston Dance Company touring for The Nutcracker. She performed with Northeastern Ballet Theatre under former Boston Ballet prima, Edra Toth, where she made her debut at 16 years old as Lucy in Dracula. She partnered with ABT and Boston Ballet dancer, Eric Lindemer, in the original production of The Pirate and the Gypsy, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and as the Sugar Plum fairy for 'The All New Hampshire' Nutcracker. Lissa went on to receive her B.S. in Exercise Science and her B.A. in Theater and Dance from the University of New Hampshire where she was featured in principle roles in Scenes dan un Salon, Paquita, and Echoes of the Highlands. She received the Richard A. Morse scholarship award for excellence in theater and dance. She has been a permanent guest artist with Great Bay Academy of Dance taking leading roles in Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. In college Lissa became the youngest person in the world to receive a comprehensive classical pilates certification through Peak Pilates. She also competed for four years in the Miss NH Scholarship Program earning over $23,000. She became a spokesperson, volunteer, fundraiser, and advocate for many non- profit organizations across NH which won her community service awards, recognition and support from the Governor on multiple occasions, and a copy of her work in the Congressional Record. She competed at the World Ballet Open Competition in Sibiu, Romania and was offered a position to return as a company member/guest artist with Teatrul de Balet Sibiu.
Lexie is a Fusion Alumni and graduate of Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, where she majored in Elementary Education and minored in both dance and special education. Lexie was a member of the Extensions Dance Academy as well as captain of the SRU Dance Club. When Lexie isn't teaching at Fusion, she is excited to be teaching 5th grade at the Chamberlain School in Rochester, NH. We are fortunate to have her on staff and back with her Fusion family!
Michelle is a 2015 National TNT Dance Title Winner with Dancers Inc. as well as an overall repeat title winner at the Dancers inc. 2014 and 2015 Regional Competitions which provided her with the opportunity to take 7-day trip to LA to take classes and compete. Michelle specializes in teaching young dancers as well as Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary and stretch n Stretch.
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Anthony Bounphakhom *Pop-Up Classes
Anthony is a hip-hop dancer/choreographer. He has experience in choreographing flash mobs, local artists, dance companies/crews, and various events. He also directed and produced a show called “Within A Dream” which all proceeds were donated.
Kyle Tanguay *Summer Intensives
We are always thrilled to have our alumni Kyle Tanguay at Fusion subbing, guest teaching and choreographing whenever has a chance. Kyle is a Seacoast native who has been dancing all styles for the past 10 years. After graduating high school, he began his secondary education at Dean College where he was a featured dancer. Kyle is currently pursuing his BFA at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Kyle has many notable performance credits including The Dizzy Feet Gala in LA, 303030 in NYC, and is a featured dancer in the book Dance Across the USA. This year Kyle is also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders and happens to be making waves as the first male dancer on the team!
RETURNING GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS
Megan has been a returning summer faculty member and choreographer at Fusion since 2014! She began her dance training at age 3. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. Over her career Megan has studied with some of the most sought after instructors and choreographers in the world.
In the summer of 2003, Megan worked as a singer/dancer in the show "This is Octoberfest" at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. The next summer she was chosen to train with the River North Chicago Dance Company under the direction of Frank Chaves. In 2009 Megan resided in New York City where she was an intern at the Broadway Dance Center, training intensely to perfect her craft. Her film/print work includes being a two time contestant for Fox's hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance, season 5 being in the final 37 girls of vegas week and a featured performer and final 65 total contestant for season 7. You can also catch Megan modeling for Dance Spirit Magazine in their May/June 2009 issue.
As a dancer, instructor and choreographer, Megan wishes to inspire her students and in turn be continually inspired by them. As a choreographer she hopes to continue to push new movement, strong technique and emotional commitment and we look forward to her classes, choreography and expertise every year!