Meet Our Team



Justin started taking dance classes at the age of 3 and has never looked back! His teacher, which was his mother, owned a dance studio for more than 40 years. He also has twin sisters who currently each own successful dance studios both by the name of Fusion Dance! You could say dance is in his blood!

Justin is a graduate from "The University of Arizona", with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. A multi-talented dancer and teacher, his training has taken him from the USA, Europe, Central America, New Zealand and to Australia!

Justin spent his summers intensely studying in Chicago with the Gus Giordano and River North Jazz Dance Companies. He performed with Tyra Banks on America's Next Top Model, appeared on Dance Moms Season 6 and 7, was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, and a company member with the David Taylor Dance Theatre, in Denver, Colorado. Justin danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Productions and can be seen as a guest artist/choreographer for various companies and studios throughout the United States. He also performed at the "Lido" in Paris, France for 5 years!

Justin lived in Sydney, Australia where he taught dance classes to all ages and levels throughout the city. He also adjudicated for Eisteddfod's, Showcase,and taught on the Showcase Convention tour throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has lived in San Diego for over 3 years, where he has taught throughout the city and judged dance competitions from the west to the east coast.

He couldn't be more excited to bring his knowledge, talent, and expertise of dance to the Solana Beach community and surrounding areas!



Anthony has been successfully managing businesses for the past 15 years. After graduating in Limoges, France his hometown, Anthony moved to Paris.

Anthony spent over 10 years in the French capital. His career brought him to Sydney Australia, where he spent 3 years developing an exquisite sense for the arts and dance in particular. Moving to San Diego was the next logical step in his life as he instantly fell in love with the city and its people.

His passion for Dance and arts grew within himself, from Broadway shows, dance recitals, competitions, and concerts! His enthusiasm and energy makes him a great asset for Fusion Dance!

Anthony loves to be involved with local businesses and communities! He is excited to create and promote a professional, fun and family-friendly environment at Fusion Dance



Emily McElwain, born and raised in Sioux City, IA, has been dancing since the age of four.

She began teaching and choreographing at a number of studios at an early age and she continues this pursuit today. Emily received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Iowa in 2016.

The four years that followed she was in New York City dancing professionally and teaching dance throughout Manhattan at five different Preschool of America schools.

She can be seen dancing in several commercials and live performances including Lincoln Center’s Dance Against Cancer Benefit, a solo performance at the Battery Dance Festival, as Cha Cha in the musical Grease, amongst others.

She’s been a dancer for Dance Lab New York on numerous projects and enjoys exploring choreographic processes with various renown artists in the studio.

She has had the pleasure of working as Jon Ole Olstad’s choreographic/teaching assistant for the last two years, and her favorite gig was dancing in the Jesus Christ Superstar promotional video in Charleston, SC.

Emily is thrilled and honored to join the roster at Fusion Dance in Solana Beach!



Brian Heil, a native San Diegan, received his early training at the San Diego Academy of Ballet under Max and Sylvia Tchernychev.

In May 2014, he graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he trained under John Meehan, then he danced two years as an apprentice in the Ballet Austin II program. Some of Brian’s favorite roles include George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, John Proctor in Nick Kepley’s Season of Innocence, and Polonius in Stephen Mills’ Hamlet.

Since joining City Ballet of San Diego in 2016, Brian has performed in Ramonda Variations, Bowed Piano, Esmeralda and the Hunchback, Carmen, Tchai Celebration, and Straw Feet. He also performed in Peter Martins’ Hallelujah Junction, George Balanchine’s Rubies, The Four Temperaments, and Who Cares?

He has been featured in Geoff Gonzalez’s Seasons and Carmina Burana and Elizbeth Wistrich’s Samuel Barber Adagio. Additionally, Brian teaches at the City Ballet School.



Chrissy has been apart of the dance world for over 20 years as a Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Make-up artist, Studio Manager and Director. She began her dance training at the age of 4 at Oceanside Dance Academy under the direction of Jocelyn K. Wilson. As a competition dancer, Chrissy distinguished herself by receiving a scholarship to New York, a dance scholarship from the Arizona Jazz Festival, Joe Tremaine touring scholarship/ convention assistant as well as studio dancer of the year. She was also crowned Miss Teen Dance, Miss Dance America and Ms Broadway Magic in 2004.

In high school Chrissy was a competitive cheerleader as well as captian of the varsity dance team. She has competed in numerous city and state pageants and has both performed and choreographed in the 2002 Holiday Bowl and 2003 Super Bowl half-time shows. In her senior year she was the recipient of the honorable "Directors Award" and received a dance scholarship for college.

She continued her training under Joe Tremaine, Anthony Russell, Theo Ivey, Tarua Hall, Sue Gilson, Patty Obey, Mia Michaels, Doug Caldwell and Tessandra Chavez. Chrissy became a member of the Unity Dance Ensemble and was the first member to train on all three professional companies, Unity 2, Unity SD and Unity LA. She has performed numerous times in the Choreographers Carnival and went on to Chicago to dance in the Jazz World Congress as well as an ongoing promotion for Puma clothing and shoes.

Chrissy is technically trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tumbling, rhythmic gymnastics and basic ballroom. She has choreographed and taught for many Southern California High Schools and Colleges. Being a competition dancer herself it was only natural for her to teach/choreograph her own competitive teams for dance studios. Her teams went on to be National Champions and win high honors such as "1st Overall" as well as many judges awards including "Best Choreography" and "Most Entertaining". Chrissy loves competitive dance and has enjoyed being a Director of Competitive Programs for studios for over 6 years now. She also enjoys judging for competitions and traveling.

Since getting married and starting her family in 2007, Chrissy is excited to share her love of dance with her daughter’s Sienna and Lainey. Chrissy's grandmother, mother, and brother all trained in dance and feels they are proof that a dancing family is a happy family.

She believes dance provides discipline, passion, dedication, responsibility, compassion and appreciation and feels dance really can make a difference in a child's life!



Shocka began performing professionally at the age of 15 in her home state of Oklahoma. While performing in musicals and plays she studied at the Tulsa School of Ballet, home of Tulsa Ballet Theater and June Runyon School of Ballet, home of Tulsa Dance Theater.

She became a performing member of Tulsa Dance Theater and Myers Company Dancers, as well as working both with and in three local theater companies ranging from children’s theatre to 18th century drawing room comedies.

Wanting to be a strong triple threat, she moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where she was awarded a professional scholarship at the prestigious Retter’s Academy of Dance and became an original member of R&B Dance Company. During her 12 years in LA she worked in film, television and live shows with talents such as Queen Latifah, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Dreyfuss, Mario Lopez, and many more.

She toured the country with Linda Bernabei-Retter and Marcea Lane on the Tremaine National Convention Tour, performing and teaching for thousands. She also spent 3 seasons choreographing and performing in the Moorpark Civic Ballet’s Nutcracker.

For close to 30 years she has taught toddlers to adults in dance, drama and gymnastics along with specialty character performances for children’s camps and instructional videos.

Be it ballet, pointe, tap,jazz or hip hop, singing, acting or tumbling- she does it all. Since moving to San Diego in 2006, she has continued to perform and choreograph locally and in LA.

She remains a perpetual student working to make her knowledge grow so she may pass it on to all she teaches



A native of York, Maine, Barbara Seibert began her early ballet training with Warren Lynch, a principal dancer with the Boston Ballet.

In 1975, at the age of 15, she was accepted into George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet. While a student there, she studied with Alexandra Danilova, Felia Doubrovska, Suki Schorer, Muriel Stuart, Stanley Williams, Antonina Tumkovsky, Helene Dudin and Andrei Kramarevsky.

Ms. Seibert participated in the New York City Ballet Education Department’s Lecture Demonstration program, performing the first and second girl in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco for local schools under the direction of Suki Schorer. She also toured the US with Patricia McBride and Jean- Pierre Bonnefous’ student company, dancing Bugaku and Concerto Barocco. In the summer of 1976, she studied with Melissa Hayden at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

She was chosen by Jacques d’Amboise to dance in the United Artists film Slow Dancing in the Big City. For her SAB graduation performance, she was chosen to dance a ballerina role in Divertimento no 15, staged by Suki Schorer. At the age of 18, George Balanchine asked Ms. Seibert to join the New York City Ballet.

During her years with NYCB, Ms. Seibert performed numerous works by the Company’s founding choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She danced in Serenade, Scotch Symphony, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Ballo della Regina, Western Symphony, La Valse, Monumentum pro Gesulda, Theme and Variations, Union Jack, Vienna Waltzes, Swan Lake, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Symphony in C, Le Tombeau de Couperin, Union Jack, Stars and Stripes, The Four Temperaments, Jewels and Tchaikovsky Suite no 3.

She was chosen to dance The Magic Flute by Peter Martins and she was one of the original four girls in Jerome Robbin’s Opus 19/The Dreamer. In 1988, she toured Paris, France and Copenhagen, Denmark with the company. Ms. Seibert filmed several PBS Dance in America Series including Peter Martin’s The Magic Flute and The Merry Widow. She continued her training with Stanley Williams, John Taras, Jacques d’Amboise, Peter Martins, David Howard, Finis Jung, and Maggie Black in New York City.

After dancing with the NYCB, Ms. Seibert moved to the Netherlands and became a guest artist with the Royal Conservatory of the Hague (a Prix de Lausanne Partner School) teaching ballet and pointe to the graduating class from 1985 to 1987. In 1986, she taught master classes for L’ Ecole de Danse in Aix en Provence, France.

Ms. Seibert returned to the states in 1988 to raise her family and she eventually moved to northern California where she became a ballet teacher for the Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, CA. She taught ballet, pointe, variations, and choreographed numerous ballets performed at the Center for the Arts, Grass Valley until 2009. She also joined the staff of Bear River High School Dance Department in Auburn, CA.

In the summer of 2009, she was guest teacher with the Washington Contemporary Ballet, director Ken Kaiser, in Tacoma, WA. She also taught classes with The Johansen Ballet (now the Johansen Olympia Dance Center) directors Ken and Josie Johnson in Olympia, WA.

Ms. Seibert and her family re-located to San Diego, where she has been a teacher with The San Diego School of Ballet since 2009 and choreographed/coached young dancers for the YAGP competitions. She was on faculty with RAPA, a guest teacher with the Colburn School and company teacher with American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles and currently with the The Lynch Dance Institute.

She continues to guest teach with schools and companies across the country



Christa was born and raised in Southern California. At the age of 3, her mother put her in a dance class at Carlsbad Dance Centre. Christa fell in love with dance and continued her training in tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, ballet, and lyrical at Dance Unlimited where she competed for 7 years winning multiple 1st overall titles and scholarships to continue her training across the US.

At the age of 14, she began training at Evoke Dance Movement and signed with The Movement Talent agency out of Los Angeles. In 2015, as a member of Evoke Tap Movement, competed on America’s Got Talent Season 10 where they earned the chance to film in New York for the Semi-Finals. To further her education, Christa has sought training under choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Nappy Tabs, Misha Gabriel, Kenny Wormald, Tessandra Chavez, and numerous other professional instructors.

Christa was on her high school dance team as well as ECDC where she earned multiple awards for her choreography and style. After high school, she joined the US Army Reserves and is still currently serving as a Geospatial Analyst and a Psychological Operations Specialist.

Christa is now teaching dance full time as a PE teacher at Bella Mente Montessori Academy as well as teaching at multiple studios in Southern California.

She is thrilled to be a part of the Fusion dance family and can’t wait to share her passion with her students.



Courtney has over thirty years of experience dancing, teaching, and performing in a wide variety of dance techniques. Beginning at a young age, Courtney began training in ballet, jazz, and tap from a variety of studios across the United States.

At the age of 14, Courtney began dancing in her first ballet company, Kingwood Dance Theater in Texas.

Upon moving to California, she then began dancing with Folsom Lake Civic Ballet. During this time she performed at Regional Dance America’s Southwest Festival , and in numerous ballets including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, the lead in Copellia, and multiple operas including Thais and Solame.

Courtney toured with the competition group Impact around northern California competing at a variety of conventions, where she had the opportunity to train with professional choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Desiree Robbins, and Susie Miller-Fuentes.

During her time in college, Courtney danced and captained the UC San Diego Dance Team, which ranked second nationally in their division. Also, during her college career, Courtney trained in modern and contemporary with many local and world renowned choreographers such as Allyson Green, Patricia Rincon, and Jean Issacs.

Courtney still continues performing and has performed in the “Voices of San Diego Dance Theater”, as well as San Diego Dance Theater’s “Trolley Dances”. Courtney received her BA with honors from UC San Diego, and also received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State.

Along with her husband, Courtney co-owned and directed All Star Dance Studio where she trained dancers in all facets of dance including, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, and acro. She lead the All Star Dance Company to place in overalls at various dance competitions and received various choreography awards, Best in Show, and Best Director. She began a preschool alternative program which focused on learning through dance, theater, and music.

Now Courtney has two beautiful children, Maeric and Evelyn, who she works to inspire everyday through the performing arts. She loves to teach and spread her love of the arts, and hopes to foster strength, graciousness, and perseverance to the next generation of dancers.



Since the age of 2 Hailey has had a heart for Dance and Performing. She started training in various styles of dance from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop in San Diego, California. At the age of 6 her love for competing and performing began to grow. At the age of 12 she joined Tessandra Chaves’ dance company Unity San Diego and performed in their professional show “Little Red Riding Hood”.

Throughout high school she trained at Danceology Performing Arts Campus where she trained with Travis Wall, Jason Parsons, Kenny Wormald, Will Loftis, and Nick Meola. Chosen to performing and compete as Dancer of The Year at The Dance Awards Nationals. She was also on Rancho Bernardo High School Varsity Dance Team and Competition Team all four years, bringing home multiple national titles. Senior year she was elected Varsity Dance Team Captain and led her team throughout many competitions, choreographed and taught over 250 dancers and cheerleaders at the RBHS homecoming performance.

At the end of Senior year she was selected as the WCE apprentice where she had the opportunity to assist Mark Meismer, Audrey Case, and JoJo Gomez at the WCE Summer Experience. To finish out her years of competitive dancing she won Dancer of the Year at Danceology and at RBHS.

Hailey went off to college at Arizona State University and joined the Nationally ranked Dance Team and Spirit Squad. Throughout her time at ASU she had the opportunity of performing and cheering at football and basketball games, as well as the Phoenix Suns. During her time in college she competed at the UDA College Nationals where they won Top 3 in the Jazz Category and Top 4 in Pom. Pursuing her degree in Business Communications.

Hailey’s love for teaching and sharing her passion for dance only grew when she made her move home to San Diego. She began teaching Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Acro at a few dance studios here in San Diego, as well as Coach a local High School Dance Team. She is eager to Choreograph, Instruct, and help her students grow and flourish in the world of dance.



Gabriela is a wildly creative soul. Since a young age, she has immersed herself instinctively, and with the help of those around her, in the arts. She has been dancing and singing since the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since.

Whenever she had the choice, she would pick up a marker or paintbrush over anything. Gabriela’s passion for the arts has continued to bleed into her day to day life as she aspires to pursue further education and a degree in the Creative Arts Therapy field.

Growing up, Gabriela trained, competed, and performed many styles of dance including lyrical, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, burlesque, heels, contemporary, and musical theater. Gabriela graduated with a BA in Psychology and minors in Social Work, Sociology, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy and Music from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in 2018. She has since begun to work towards her Masters of Arts in Social Work.

Gabriela hopes to spread her pure love of dance to those she teaches through her knowledge gained throughout the years, challenging her students to never stop reaching or believing in themselves and continues supporting her students endlessly.

Gabriela aims to create a nonjudgmental, warm, understanding, trusting, kind and safe environment for all of her students



Freddie started dancing at the young age of 5. His love for dance flourished fast and he soon became a member of the Dance Unlimited competition team when he was 6.

Freddie trained in ballet and tap but his love and focus quickly became hip-hop. He continued to dance competitively under the direction of Erin Riley-Carrasco, Eddie Barcello and Cheyenne Kibblewhite for the next twelve years.

Freddie won several top honors as a competitive dancer including scholarships to the Pulse convention, Scholarships to dance with Dave Scott and Debbie Allen. He has danced in LA as a guest in Carnival “A Choreographers Showcase alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

Freddie was also a part of the Culture Shock Dance Organization starting in 2005 when he became apart of the very first Mighty Shock San Diego dance troupe then continued on to Future Shock and Culture Shock San Diego.

He has also been a part of Culture Shock’s “A Hip Hop Nutcracker” production as a choreographer and dancer, and has choreographed for the award winning troupes such as Mighty and Future Shock San Diego, Torrey Pines High School National Champion Hip Hop Team, as well as many dance studios throughout San Diego County



Angelina grew up dancing at San Elijo Dance Academy and Evolution Dance Center and started competing at the age of nine. She competed through high school, earning 1st overall at Rainbow and various other competitions, while balancing her time as the captain of the Varsity Dance team and a varsity cheerleader. In 2013, she began assisting and transitioned into teaching in 2016. Angelina is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for dance, and is working towards a degree in Special Education with a minor in dance.



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  • Hip Hop Classes

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  • Specialty Classes

  • Musical Theater

  • Admin and management

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140 Solana Hills Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Sunday: Closed


Fusion Dance Solana Beach, nestled in the heart of San Diego, offers exceptional dance education for individuals starting at age 2. Serving communities from Solana Beach to Rancho Santa Fe, we provide an energetic, encouraging environment led by our internationally-experienced staff. At Fusion, we're not just about teaching dance—we're about fostering a love for the art form in a fun, welcoming space. Our team's passion and expertise promise a dynamic, enriching experience across a range of dance styles for everyone who steps through our doors.

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Friday: 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

ADDRESS: 140 Solana Hills Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075


Telephone: (858) 330-6773

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