Amber Showers- Owner/Instructor
My name is Amber Showers 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 ran the little laker cheerleading program for 16 years. Through coaching she has been certified in concussion training and has a sports pupil license. She coaches cheerleading for the Logan county braves special olympic team that won the state championship in December 2022. Emily is the preschool director for Belle Center Methodist church and owns a cleaning business with her husband. She lives in Bellefontaine with her husband and 3 beautiful children. Emily is teaching creative movement, tumbling, acro and cardio drumming this fall at Dance Fuzion Studio.
peyton farley - INSTRUCTOR
Hi everyone! My name is Peyton Farley. I am 22 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.
maria wilcoxon- instructor
My name is Maria Wilcoxon. I was a competitive cheerleader for 10 years. During that time, my teams won many national titles around the United States. We also earned our way multiple times to The Cheerleading Worlds where we placed 11th out of over 50 teams in 2014. I attended Keystone High School where I was the first freshman to make varsity and cheered on varsity for all 4 years rooting for our football and basketball teams. I was on the 2012 high school competition team, which was unfortunately the only year we had one. We took 6th at States as a first time team. I was also on my high school pom team. I received an athletic scholarship for both cheer and dance to Notre Dame College. I was voted the competition cheerleading team leader as a freshman. I've danced and trained alongside the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Cincinatti Bengals Cheerleaders, and Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. While living in Texas, I had the privilege of training with NFL, NHL, and NBA cheerleading and dance coaches and choreographers. I've competed in the Miss America Ohio pageant systems with my talent being tumbling and dance. I coached competitive cheerleading for 7 years for World Cup Ohio and then Stingray Allstars Tampa. My teams have won multiple national titles around the United States including the 2022 Southeast Regional Summit Championships where they took 1st place and grand champions of the entire D1 competition (hundreds of teams) with a score of 98.1. Cheerleading and dance are something that I'm very passionate about from having fun in performance to the hard work and dedication it takes to be your best. I hope to share my love of cheer and dance with the children that I coach.
danaja overton - Instructor
Hi! My name is Danaja and I am super excited to be added to the faculty this year! I grew up dancing in Philadelphia, PA! At the age of 13, I began my career of choreographing, teaching, leading and mentoring dance students. Some of the highlights of my career include receiving a legacy award for mentoring and teaching dance students in high school, creating and managing the first dance team at my alma matter, Bryn Athyn College, and choreographing over 300 numbers in my career of only 10 years! My mission for teaching is to teach dancers how to become Artists. Hope to see you in class!
Aundrea Foulk- instructor
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.
Jaylinn Foulk- Instructor
Hi, I'm JAYLINN FOULK, i am an instructor for tumbling and cheer. I've been dancing since 2012. I've danced in all genres and been on the competition team since 2016. Outside of dance, I'm on the varsity cheer teams for competition and football at Bellefontaine High School. My favorite part of dance is learning new skills and being with all my favorite people. Some opportunities dance has given me is being able to dance at Disney World, on a cruise in the Bahamas, and a lot of other local performances. I love being able to connect with the kids when teaching and helping around the studio.
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.