Amber Foulk- Owner/Instructor
My name is Amber Foulk and I am a mother of 5, and a 2005 Bellefontaine High School graduate. I was a cheerleader for 5 years and took dance and tumbling classes at Liles School of Dance in Bellefontaine for 14 years. I have helped with Little Chiefs and Junior Chiefs for 6 years and have choreographed their dance routines. After graduating I became the choreographer for Team Spirit cheer team where I met my former dance partner and together we opened a dance studio in Bellefontaine in 2009. I have owned and operated Dance Fuzion Studio in Bellefontaine for 12 years now, starting our 13th season. i also opened a second location in Kenton and Ada in 2014-2016 but decided to close and focus on Bellefontaine location. I continue my dance education by attending master dance classes at the Dance Teacher Summit NYC or Long BEACH every summer with top choreographers like Bob Rizzo, dENISE WALL, TRAVIS WALL, Mandy Moore, Wade Robson and the late Frank Hatchett AND GREGG RUSSELL. I have received certification in Acrobatic arts as well as the Dance Teacher University through UNLV. I have taken my students to perform at Disneyland, Disney World, ABC Christmas Parade, Orange Bowl Halftime with GooGoo Dolls and Train, on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, Harlem Globetrotters Halftime and many regional and National Dance Competitions. I believe that dance teaches self discipline and boost self confidence. I love being a dance teacher because I get to share my love of dance with others and inspire them to follow their dreams.
Hi my name is Abby Gerding and I started teaching with Dance Fuzion Studio in 2017. My motto is dance with your heart and the rest will follow. I have a combined 19 qualified years of teaching throughout Ohio. I started my dancing journey at the age of 3 with Dancers Elite School of Dance where my DEA certified instilled the love of dance in me. I studied ballet, Pointe, tap, jazz, and was a part of Dancers Elite dance line. I interned under Miss Debbie where I was a student assistant and substitute teacher. After five years of learning from my mentor I became a lead teacher at Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre where I also continued interning under Darcey Schneider who also is DEA certified and took classes from Al Gilbert. While at RIMDC I sat in on many classes with amazing instructors that are currently performing and lead choreographers on Broadway. I still speak work them asking for inspiration on quality teaching. I am constantly inspired to see how I can improve with my hands on teaching style. Teaching little ones correct terminology and technique is part of my life's passion that allows dancers to grow in a safe nurtured environment.
EMILY STONE- INSTRUCTOR
Emily Stone was born and raised in Bellefontaine Ohio. She attended Urbana University where she did cheerleading for 4 years and graduated with a bachelors degree in early childhood education. Emily competed in baton twirling for 18 years and won many gold metals and world championships. She had coached high school and middle school cheerleading at Indian lake schools and runs the little laker cheerleading program for the past 16 years. Through coaching she has been certified in concussion training and has a sports pupil license. Emily worked for Bellefontaine head start teaching 3-5 year olds, but now is enjoying being a stay at home mom. She lives in Bellefontaine with her husband and 3 beautiful children. Emily is teaching tumbling, cheer and cardio drumming this fall at Dance Fuzion Studio.
peyton farley - INSTRUCTOR
Hi everyone! My name is Peyton Farley. I am 19 years old, born and raised in Logan county. I’m a cosmetologist at a local salon as my full time job. I graduated from Hi-Point and Indian Lake. I was a competitive dancer from the age of 11 to 17. I started dance at Dance Fuzion and fell in love with it. I did pointe, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and lyrical. I always won top placements at my competitions. Watching the little ones dance makes me so happy and I’m so excited to teach the future of dancers.
Roxie Pena - INSTRUCTOR
Roxie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where she began her dance training studying Flamenco with Javier Villegas. She then received a scholarship to study with the San Antonio Ballet under Vladimir Marek who was a former solosit with the Bolshoi Ballet. She then continued to pursue her ballet instruction with the San antonio Ballet where she then began teaching as well. Roxie then went on to dance with Ballet Austin under Lambros Lambrou. She then returned to San Antonio where she began to pursue teaching ballet at multiple studios, all while continuing to perform with Alamo City Dance Company, ballet Folkarico de San Antonio, and with Duende de mi Alma Flamenco troup Notable apperances have been with the San Antonio Synphony's New Year's Eve gala, Teatro Lirico de Europa and with the Russian Ballet's traveling troup production of the nutcracker in San Antonio. Roxie continues to pursue teaching where she strives to bring her students confidence in themselves and to nurture an environment where each student learns to appreciate and celebrate their own unique abilities.
Tori blanks- instructor
My name is Tori Blanks. I have been dancing since 2010. I have danced at dance fuzion for 5 years. I was on the competition team. I have danced jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, ballet, and pointe. I have helped in tap, ballet, tumbling, hip hop, lyrical and jazz. I have a passion for teaching kids dance. I love to get to know the kids and encourage them to do more. I’m also pursuing my career in cosmetology. I love to dance and I want to share that love and passion to anyone I can.
Macy Birchfield- Instructor
Hello, my name is Macy Birchfield and i started in the very first class as a student with Dance Fuzion. i grew up in Logan county and as a child i spent many hours in the DFS studio. At the age of 8 i started competitive dance. i moved to Kentucky in 2013 and still continued to dance and compete with DFS. I cheered on both junior and varsity cheerleading teams as a flyer and competed at state level. I recently moved back to Logan county and I am very excited to now be an instructor with Dance Fuzion!
MEGHAN WILLIAMS- OFFICE MANAGER/MARKETING DIRECTOR
MEGHAN GREW UP in NORTHEST OHIO, AND RECIEVED A DREGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM BOWLING GREEN. SHE MOVED TO THE AREA IN 2006, WHERE SHE WORKED IN THE it INDUSTRY FOR 13 YEARS. SHE HAS BEEN MARRIED TO HER HUSBAND JUSTIN SINCE 2007, AND TOGETHER THEY HAVE TWO GIRLS WHO BOTH DANCE. IN HER SPARE TIME SHE ENJOYS CRAFTING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PLAYING WITH HER TWO DOGS.
Jaylinn Foulk - Jr INSTRUCTOR
My name is Jaylinn Foulk and I am 11 years old. I have been dancing for 10 years. I started at Dance Fuzion in 2010 and have been here since. I have experience in almost every style of dance including Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, Acro and Tumbling. I help out with Tumbling/Creative Movement, and Cheer. I also help stretch kids and assist in any classes needed. I have spent many hours in the studio which has helped me get to know the kids, which helps when teaching them. I have also been a part of the Competition Team since 2013, and I participated in the Dance the Magic in Disney with Dance Fuzion in 2018.
Maria Wilcoxon - Instructor