About

Sabrina Limoncelli
Owner/Creative Director

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

Sabrina most recently received their certification through Dance Masters of America.

“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

 

Jen Hunt-Carbonara
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.

 

Alice Burke ‘Dance Luminary’aliceburke
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!

 

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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.

 

Mary Di Lorenzo163A6761
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!

 

Brittney Turnbull
Instructor/Choreographer

Brittney Turnbull has been dancing since the young age of three, and competing by age of seven. Brittney has trained at multiple dance studios finishing off her career at Rythum Plus Dance Company. Training in multiple genres she focussed primarily studying; Acrobatics, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and a passion for flexibility and technique.

As both a competitive and recreational teacher/choreographer Brittney has focused in genres of Acrobatics, Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. Brittney and her students have received multiple special awards and choreography awards.

Throughout Brittney’s training she has been molded by many inspirational teachers and opportunities to further educate, and grow as a dancer and instructor. Being on Team Canada in 2003 travelling to Boston, and being given the opportunity to work with choreographer Alex Wong, and Blake McGrath when on team Canada travelling to Poland for the Jazz, Ballet and Modern team.

In 2012 Brittney had joined the Dance Master of Canada Chapter 38 taking part in different pageants and educational opportunities to further grow. In 2015, Brittney was announced as the new Miss Dance of Canada, she felt that she had accomplished so much more than what she could have imagined in three years after joining the Chapter 38. Brittney ventured off to Boston compete for the title of Miss Dance of America, where she was excited about all the learning opportunities and experience she had been given.

As for the future, Brittney continues to promote the love and educational opportunities by teaching all different genres, while continuing to further her own training in dance being certified by Acrobatic Arts, and Dance Masters of America.

Along with Dance, Brittney continues to grow a Medical educational background to help further the understanding of the human body aiding in her teaching styles.

Brittney can’t wait to further promote the love for dance with her students, and aid students with their further dance careers.

“If you dance with your heart, your body will follow”

 

Tina Vanderlindentina
Instructor/Choreographer

Tina started dancing at the young age of three. Right away it was clear to everyone that she loved to perform. Tina’s passion and love for the arts grew stronger as she sought training in various styles of dance including contemporary, lyrical, ballet (Cecchetti and R.A.D), jazz, tap, and hip hop.

Always seeking to improve her dance techniques, she has attended master classes taught by several famous choreographers and dancers including Blake Mc Grath, Travis Wall, Heidi Groskreutz, Jesse Catibog, and Jessica Rizzo. She recently traveled to California and trained with the choreographers of Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and many more at the Dance Millennium Complex. She has also received merit and distinction in the Royal Academy of Dance examinations.

Entering her third year at Brock University, Tina is looking forward to a career in the arts. She enjoys choreography and has worked to develop award winning numbers for various teams she was apart of. She also had the opportunity to dance for Burlington Studio Dance’s competitive team bringing home diamond, platinum and overall high scoring awards, the Mississauga Eagles dance team, Maple Sugar, The Nutcracker, and Live4Dance with Brock University. She also has years of cheerleading experience with her time at Cheerforce Wolfpack and acting in several commercials, movies and TV shows.

Tina is very passionate about healthy active living, works out regularly and enjoys participating in ZUMBA and Yoga classes. She is very excited to be working with the FUSION team and continuing her love of dancing and choreography.

 

Ashley Weirheadshot
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!”