Kristi McInerney (Dreyer)
has owned and operated Dance Fusion
Performing Arts Studio since 2007.
As a young woman, she had the opportunity to study at
the Lehigh Valley Ballet Guild under the instruction of the
late Alexi Ramov. Kristi is a 1997 graduate of DeSales
University with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance.
Prior to owning Dance
Fusion, Kristi acquired 14 years of experience in teaching
children and adults of all ages and levels in Ballet, Tap,
Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Creative Movement, and Yoga.
She has performed and choreographed for several shows at
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, for the locally televised
Greater Ms. Berks County Scholarship Organization, and for
the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kristi has also
choreographed for several local High School Musicals and
Lehigh Valley and Berks County area festivals. She was
Assistant Director for the Eastern Pennsylvania Ballet
Theatre for 6 years where she choreographed and produced
several productions of The Nutcracker and quite a few other
children's Ballets. Kristi continues to develop her skills as
a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and Zumba Fitness
Instructor by attending classes, performances, and workshops
on a regular basis. She incorporates a positive and fun
teaching style, emphasizing self- confidence and performance
in her classes.
Denise Binder received her B.A. in
Dance from DeSales University, where she was the recipient of
the Jeannie Maxwell award for Excellence in Choreography. She
also obtained her M.Ed in elementary education from Kutztown
University and was honored to receive the Clinical Experience
award for both teaching placements. Denise has been teaching
dance throughout the Lehigh Valley for over 15 years. While
teaching for the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, she created the
Mosaic Dance Company and served as its director and
choreographer. In 2012, Harry Connick Jr. brought his play
The Happy Elf to Bethlehem and Denise was one of the
choreographers. Her choreography has also been seen at the
American College Dance Festival, Brooklyn College Master in
Music Concert, Archdiocese Convocation of New York, The World
Financial Center New York and for Danceging. Denise continues
her dance education by taking classes from great artists such
as the late David Howard, Finis Jhung and Bob Rizzo.
was the former Director of Dynamix
Dance Center in Allentown, PA. Miss Dana has been active in
the dance industry for over 20 years. Since completing
her BFA in Dance in 1999, Dana has instructed, choreographed,
and performed throughout the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, and
surrounding areas. With a minor in Theatre, her credits
include choreography in several musicals and off-Broadway
shows, as well as, working with dance companies in the
surrounding area. Dana has acted as the head coach and
choreographer for the Lehigh University Dance Team for
several years. While under her instruction, the team has
represented this area while competing at the National level
in Florida, televised on ESPN. She also started the dance
program at Emmaus High School where she worked as a dance
instructor and choreographed productions. She acted as the
Junior Dance Team Coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Outlawz,
part of the National Arena Football League. We are so excited
to have Dana as part of our team at Dance Fusion!
is a graduate of DeSales University with a B.A. in Dance and
TV/Film. She has been
teaching for nearly 10 years in all styles of dance including
Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, Breakdancing, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz,
Tap, Pointe, and Musical Theatre.
Brittany also holds her teaching certification through
Dance Masters of America.
She served as President of the DeSales University
Dance Team along with being a Dance Class Representative and
the Hip-Hop teacher for the Conservatory of Dance.
She has performed in many dance concerts and showcases
getting the opportunity to recreate work from Charles
Weidman, work with the New Street Dance Group, and Natalie
Desch, a former Limon Dance Company and Doug Varone member to
name a few. Other
performance experiences include the American College Dance
Festival Association in New York, the Philadelphia Fringe
Festival, the Dance New Amsterdam College Exchange Program in
New York and numerous other performances throughout the New
York City, Philadelphia, and several performances in
theLehigh Valley area.
Her choreography has been seen throughout the area including
the DeSales University Informal Concert and countless dance
on camera productions.
Brittany is extremely excited to become a part of the Dance
Fusion family and looks forward to sharing her love of dance
with the students in a safe, energetic, and upbeat way!
began her dance training at Dance Fusion when it opened in
2007. She started with classes in hip-hop, but fell in love
with ballet a few years later. She has studied ballet with
Laura Hausman, The Pennsylvania Ballet Guild, and Dolly
Haltzman Dance Academy. Abby was Captain of the Parkland High
School Dance Team, dancer for The University of North
Carolina at Charlotte’s Dance Team and is currently on the
Kutztown University Dance Team. Some highlights of her
performing experience include Lehigh Valley Phantoms, The
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, and The Philadelphia 76ers.
Currently enrolled at Kutztown University, Abby is studying
to receive a dual-major in Special Education and Elementary
Education. In June of 2017, Abby will complete the acro-dance
certification. She continues to further her dance education
by attending dance workshops and masterclasses around the
Lehigh Valley and in NYC!
is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where she studied Psychology
and Neuroscience. As a young girl she studied ballet, tap
and jazz but growing up in a Hispanic American household she
always had a passion for Salsa! Stephanie has experience in
many Latin dance styles such as Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.
While in college, she studied abroad in Alicante Spain
taking Flamenco and other Latin dance forms. She
has big love for hip hop, teaching our students that dance
isn't just about technique, but about having fun and
expressing yourself. She has been teaching Hip Hop and
Adult Dance Fitness Classes for Dance Fusion since 2009. In 2010
Stephanie was certified as a Zumba instructor.
From outside the studio you may hear her yelling, "The
more you move it, the more you lose it!"
Professional ballerina and dance instructor for over 25
years, Ms. MaryBeth's training began in New Jersey at the age
of ten. She continued with the New Jersey Dance Theatre Guild
under the instruction of E.Laura Hausmann and the New Jersey
Ballet Co., under Carolyn Clark, Joseph Carrow and Evee Lynn.
MaryBeth performed as a principal dancer with the William
Chaison Dance Co. Holding a BS in Biology and a minor in
Theatre from Kean University, MaryBeth founded, and operated
her own dance studio for 20 years. Her studio succeeded in
training dancers of all levels as well as brought the art of
dance to the community through a variety of community shows,
specialty performances, activities and workshops. She founded
and directed The Eastern Pennsylvania Ballet Theatre from
1999-2001. In 2007, MaryBeth served on the founding and
structural board for the Charter Arts Middle School in Lehigh
County and was also contracted to create and design it's
ballet curriculum. She launched the program at Charter Arts
in 2009. Currently, she teaches at the Lehigh Valley Charter
Arts High School. MaryBeth has published articles on the
pedagogy of ballet instruction, teaching philosophies and
dance studio business etiquette in the publication Dance
Studio Life magazine, for which she writes on a regular
basis. She is presently completing her Master’s degree in The
Art of Effective Teaching from Wilkes University.
has been teaching Break Dance Classes for all ages and levels
at Dance Fusion for the past 9 years. He has been Break
Dancing since he was young, regularly attending battle-style
conventions, competitions, and sessions where he learns new
material and exchanges styles with many other Break Dance
crews. Currently a member of “Hidden Characters” a breaking
crew with 10 years of history and active members all over the
U.S, Shawn frequently attends events and battles, and
performs locally. Shawn has a great energy when teaching and
the students really enjoy his classes. We are so lucky to
have Shawn to share his mad break dance skills with us at the
earned his B.S. in nursing from Cedar Crest College with
additional M.S. from DeSales University where he completed
the Nurse Practitioner Program. Although formally
trained in Family Practice and Wellness, he has extensive
experience in Trauma, Orthopedics, Burn and Surgical Critical
Care. Patrick has been actively training in strength
and conditioning for 21 years and has trained with several
local exercise physiologists, lending to his modern approach
to strength and conditioning training.
Kimberly Patterson was born and raised
in Palisades, New York, where she began dancing at the age of
3. She attended DeSales University in Center Valley, PA,
where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance. While in
school she was selected to perform “The Shakers” that was
re-worked by Ernestine Stodelle, an exponent of Modern Dance
founder, Doris Humphrey. Among As a highlight to her career,
Kimberly performed at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic
Games in Atlanta, GA. She has also choreographed and
performed a modern piece for the 60x60 project at the
Meadowlands Winter Theatre, New York, NY. During her dance
career, Kimberly has taught both adults and children in many
styles of dance. She has taught in New York, New Jersey and
overseas in Australia where she lived for four years. While
in Australia she had the opportunity to choreograph for the
Kardinia International College, spring concert. Kimberly has
since been living and teaching in the Lehigh Valley for the
past seven years. She is committed to furthering her dance
education by attending conventions such as the Dance Teacher
Summit in NYC along with other classes in Philadelphia and in
the Lehigh Valley.
is an active performer, choreographer and teaching artist.
Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange, she
combines her passion for the arts with her marketing and
public relations skills to cultivate a professional dance
scene in the Lehigh Valley. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and
a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College, where she
earned her BA in Dance and Media & Communication. Alex has
over 10 years of teaching experience and currently teaches
all styles of concert dance at Dance Fusion Performing Arts
Studio. Her choreography has been featured at the
Philadelphia Fringe Festival and American College Dance
Festival, as well as numerous local and regional
performances. She is Artistic Director of danceETHOS
Performance Company and continues to perform with various
companies and choreographers throughout the tri-state area.
Samuel Antonio Reyes
has been a Philadelphia artist for over 18yrs. He has worked
and danced with Radio Disney and TV star Raven-Symone, Disney
Hollywood Records, Gamble and Huff, Nike, Philadelphia Film
and video. He has danced and trained with Rennie Harris
Puremovement, Charles Anderson dance theatre X, and Koresh
Dance Company, where Sammy currently teaches Hip-Hop. Sammy
is a two-time Barrymore Awards Philadelphia theater award of
Jennifer Traylor is a graduate of Kutztown University
with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Accounting.
She has studied Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip
Hop, for over 17 years and has performed professionally with
Fusion Dance Company.
Jen was a member of the Kutztown Area High School
Dance Team for 3 years and has come full circle as she is
now the current team’s coach!
Jen was certified as a Zumba instructor by Tanya
Beardsley, co-host of the Zumba Fitness videos, in New York
City, in June of 2009.
She continues to further her training by attending
dance classes and workshops.
Jen is very excited to be part of the Dance Fusion
staff as our office manager and instructor and looks forward to each day of sharing her joy of
dance with our students.
has over 11 years of Dance and Musical Theater training.
She is currently attending Kutztown
University, studying Early Childhood and Elementary
Education. She is passionate about teaching and her
bubbly personality and positive attitude shine through while
she greets our families at our desk in the lobby. Sami
also loves teaching KinderDance classes at Dance Fusion!
holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood
Education from Northampton Community College and is also a
certified yoga Fit kids instructor. SueAnn's love of yoga
began in 2000 shortly after having her first child. She
received her Yoga Fit certification in 2008 and has been
teaching at Dance Fusion since 2007.
You will burn calories, relieve stress, build muscle,
stamina, strength and endurance in a CoreFit Fusion class!
SueAnn enjoys teaching Yoga & Pilates for everybody and every
Aspiring Teacher Program
The aspiring teacher program at Dance Fusion was
developed to give current high school students the opportunity
to learn how to become a great dance instructor. We
help dedicated students the opportunity to experience the
world of dance education and to see if it is a good fit for
their future goals. Students who participate in this
program learn organizational skills, classroom management &
development, class discipline, choreography composition and
other essential elements to becoming a great dance educator.