About

Sabrina Limoncelli

Owner/Creative Director/Choreographer

Sabrina has been dedicated to physical wellness and activity for most of her life. Enrolled in her first dance class at the young age of 3 it wasn’t long before she fell in love with the art. Over the years she pursued her passion by furthering her dance education through lessons as well as workshops and later began to teach. For the past 25 years Sabrina has taught children of all ages (2- Adulthood) in recreational as well as competitive levels. In the last 15 years she has proven to be a successful choreographer of Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop…including being the recipient of ‘Award Winning Choreographer’ at a well-known Dance Competition.

Sabrina has attended many auditions including (making the top 25 out of 400) for the Toronto Raptors as well as auditioning for and becoming a member of the 2001 & 2002 Toronto Argonaut’s Dance Team, performing at all home games and two GREY CUPS.

Sabrina acquired her ZUMBA® certification in February 2009 and completed an intense and in-depth STOTT Pilates course and certification program in November 2009 including Mat Level 1 & 2, ISP, and most recently Total Barre. She obtained her Group Fitness Certification through CanFitPro in November 2010.  Sabrina takes great pleasure in sharing her passion with others to inspire them to do more and reach further, but mostly to follow their dreams!

Accreditations

STOTT PILATES® Matwork (Beginner/Intermedia/Advanced), ISP, Total Barre
Zumba®
CanFitPro – Fitness Instructor Specialist
DMA Certification

“The Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School is an outstanding educational program for dance teachers. The Teachers Training School Program provides a comprehensive curriculum and a unique focus on technique and teaching skills.”

-DMA Training Website

 

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Alice Burke ‘Dance Luminary’

Advisor/Guest Choreographer

Alice was born in 1971 in London, England.  Daughter of Robert Wyatt (Songwriter and prog rock pioneer), and niece of Julian Glover (Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter), Alice was surrounded by an eclectic bunch of musicians, hippies, film actors and authors.  Alice was destined for the Arts!

Her extensive career began at Harlow Ballet School.  Leo Kersley, Principal of Salders Wells Royal Ballet (first husband of Celia Franca) took Alice under his wing.  This ensured a unique insight into the professional and traditional world of Classical Ballet.  After training in mainly Cecchetti and Bournonville technique Alice also trained with The Royal Ballet School as a junior associate.  Alice went on to graduate on a full scholarship from the “London Studio of Performing Arts” studying ballet, jazz, contemporary, and voice winning the the “Triple Threat” Award.  While there Alice trained under such icons as Dame Alicia Markova and dame Beryl Grey and went on to guest with several dance companies including “London City Ballet” and “The Scottish Ballet”.

Alice has since enjoyed a diverse and successful career as a professional dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer performing on stage and screen all over the Globe.  Continuing to shine light on all things dance, Alice is consistently involved in Niagara’s Cultural Scene.  Follow Alice Burke on Facebook to keep up to date with her adventures!

 

Serena Delle Monache

Instructor/Choreographer

Bio to come

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mary Di Lorenzo

Instructor/Choreographer

Mary began dancing when she was 3 years old, and fell in love right away. She studied Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical and completed her exams in Ballet (Cecchetti), Tap and Jazz, with honours, through the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association.

Mary’s love for movement continued into university where she attended Brock University majoring in Physical Education with a specialization in dance. She is now in her second year as an occasional teacher with the Niagara Catholic District School Board.

This is Mary’s second year teaching at FUSiON and she is looking forward to sharing her love for dance and choreography with the students for another year!

 

Chantelle Driolias

Instructor/Choreographer

Chantelle began dancing at the age of seven and by the age of twelve, she was taking all styles of dance and assisting the younger classes. At this time, she began her competitive career as well. At the age of seventeen, Chantelle travelled to Las Vegas to obtain her Dance Educators of America Level One Teacher Training Certificate, and also has received her certificate through Dance Masters of America. Throughout this time, Chantelle continued to compete until the age of twenty five. Chantelle has taught both competitive as well as recreational students ranging in ages from three years old, to her oldest student at the age of sixty seven. Chantelle is certified to teach Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, and Acro. Chantelle’s students have won many first and second place awards, as well as scholarships. Chantelle has received four different Best Choreography awards, and many special awards as a choreographer for age appropriate music, costuming, and choreography. Chantelle continually keeps up to date with current trends in dance by observing workshops, competitions, and engaging in teacher training at conventions, and online.

 

Brittany Goldwin

Admin/Instructor/Choreographer

Brittany’s love for dance began at the age of 4 under the direction of Sabrina Limoncelli. Brittany has taught children of all ages in both recreational and competitive. Brittany has a passion for all dance styles but is known for excelling in Hip-Hop. She has worked with many well know Hip-Hop choreographers over the years. Not only is Brittany a dance instructor but you can also find her sitting behind her computer in the office as our FUSiON “Administrator”.  “I am beyond blessed to be apart of the FUSiON family and couldn’t imagine it any other way”.

 

Jen Hunt

Advisor/Instructor/Choreographer

Starting ballet and jazz at the age of 3, Jennifer soon fell in the love with the art. She eventually added acting, modeling and singing to the mix. At the age of 14, Jennifer auditioned and was accepted to attend the Niagara District High School of Performing Arts. She had the privilege of majoring in Theatre and Dance. She was able to study many disciplines such as; ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, spanish, musical theatre, ballroom and afro-caribbean. She was also given the opportunity to choreograph several musicals put on by the school, working hand in hand with the Shaw.

While in school, Jennifer worked with an acting agency out of Toronto and worked on several commercials, movies and PSA’s. She also coordinated and choreographed over 100 Fashion Shows and coached children and teens in dance, acting and modeling.

Over the past 10 years, physical fitness was added into her repertoire by obtaining a certification in Group Fitness and Personal Training through CanFitPro as well as ZUMBA®. Prior to this venture, Jennifer spent 6 1/2 years working for one of Niagara’s largest corporations as an Entertainment and Events Specialist and has had the rare chance of working with over 250 artists and bands.

 

Emma Janzen

Instructor/Choreographer

Emma began her dance journey with tap and ballet lessons at the age of 2. As she grew older, she branched into other styles of dance such as jazz, acro, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop. She began competing at 7 years old across Canada and the United States and continued through to her teenage years. At age 11, she was selected to represent her country on the Canadian National Tap Team at the International Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany. The team took home gold that year under the tutelage of Matthew Clark.

Emma continued her training under Matthew for the remainder of her dance career before taking up cheerleading and beginning her training in aerial silks at A2D2 Cirque Centre in Mississauga. She was selected for Niagara Cheerleading’s All-Girl Level 5 team in 2014 and advanced with them to the Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando, Florida the following year. She later coached tumbling and acro for the gym until her secondary graduation.

Emma was drawn back into the world of dance after auditioning and being selected as a member of McMaster University’s Competitive Urban Dance Team. In that same year, she was selected to be a CFL Ticats Cheerleader for their 2016-2017 season. Now, Emma is looking forward to sharing her passion for the arts and her experiences with her students. She is eager to continue to grow alongside them, fellow dance instructors, and the studios she has the amazing opportunity to teach at!

 

Brandi Keating

Instructor/Choreographer

Brandi has had a strong passion and love for dancing since she began her dance career at the young age of two.  From there she grew into a lovely young dancer and moved on to dance both recreationally and competitively.

Throughout the years, Brandi has trained in all styles of dance from Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Salsa at a few local dance studios in her home town of St. Catharines, Ontario as well as abroad.

Brandi developed her strengths and enhanced her technique by joining the Competitive Dance Team at Broadway Lights Dance Studio.  As an adolescent she had the opportunity to study extensively under numerous workshop instructors and take part at countless performances across Canada and the United States and to this day continues to expand her studies.  Brandi also began assisting her teachers, which brought out more of her creative side and soon she realized her talent for teaching.

Brandi’s teaching experience at Broadway Lights Dance School included many years of recreational/competition choreography for both Jazz, Tap in solo’s, duet’s trio’s and groups.  After high school and college she wanted to further her dance career and was hired as a teacher with led to Assistant Director for the American Dance Training Camp (summer programs) in Stratton Mountain, Vermont and Squaw Valley, California, as well as teaching in Whistler BC at Soul Function and The Vibe Dance Centre.

Brandi eventually expanded her opportunities and accepted a job at the InMotion School of Dance in Bermuda in the summer of 2006 until June 2014.  She was hired here as the head of Tap department, but also taught other styles and ages from 18 months to Adults.  Brandi was also a Professional Level Company member of Concepts InMotion Dance Company.  While Brandi was in Bermuda she had the opportunity to perform locally as well as take part in the Gilbert and Sullivan’s Producers and South Pacific productions both as a dancer and in the chorus.

Brandi has made a successful career with her dancing, allowing her to travel to Vegas to attend the Dance Teacher Web live Conference, New York City for The Dance Teacher Summit and The Pulse workshops and many more.  Brandi has also added Zumba and Zumbini to her repertoire of teaching.

Brandi is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher, who encourages and motivates all her dancers.  She is very excited and honoured to be back in Ontario to spread her love, passion and talent for dance to all her future students.

 

Eliza Lister

Instructor/Choreographer

Eliza has been dancing since the age of 5.  She has won numerous awards as a competitive dancer in Canada and the United States including National and World Champion.  Eliza made her television debut at the age of ten dancing on “Tiny Talent Time”.  Since then, her performance credits include Garden City productions re-creation of Alan Lund’s Vauderville, Paul Gordon’s production of Variety 98, a show to help bneefit Camp Quality, a summer camp for children with cancer; the opening ceremonies of the Ontario Summer games in ’98 held in Guelph Ontario; and various school musicals including Oliver and Cinderella, for which she was the dance captain.  Eliza continues to study dance by attending various workshops in Canada and the United States.  She has also graduated with a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Niagara College.

 

Ashley Robins

Instructor/Choreographer

Ashley began dancing, 13 years ago, under the instruction of Sabrina Limoncelli. Her love for the art of dance lead her to Sheridan College to study the performing arts where she had the privilege to learn from many great professionals in the entertainment business. Ashley returned home to pursue a career as an Early Childhood Educator and now works full time for the public school board.

Currently teaching classes at FUSiON and doing some freelance modeling in her spare time, Ashley is still able to keep her passion for the arts alive and well.

“I feel blessed to have been a part of FUSiON from day one and I am very excited to kick off our 5th season this fall!”

 

Jessica Weaver

Instructor/Choreographer

Jessica started dancing at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped. She trained locally within the Niagara Region studying ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical. Jessica is a Cecchetti trained ballet dancer. She was a Dance Olympus VIP traveling throughout the United States of America working with Frank Hatchet, and Mia Michaels. Jessica continued her dance training in Edmonton, Alberta at Grant MacEwan Community College (now Grant MacEwan University) where she graduated with a Dance Diploma. Jessica continues her dance education by attending classes and workshops regularly. She is currently studying to become a Progressive Ballet Technique instructor. Jessica is very excited to be joining the Niagara Ballet faulty for the upcoming Fall For Ballet workshop.