Dance Fusion

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Dance Instructors & Staff

Kristal Kissel - Director & Instructor

Kristal was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She is the owner of Dance Fusion, has 30+ years of dancing experience and over 18years of teaching experience.  Kristal's knowledge for dance is outstanding. She is an inspiration to all.  Her background begins at the age of two where she took studio lessons from Dale Meyer School of Dance for over twelve years. During her dancing years, she attended dance conventions such as Danny Hoctor Dance Caravan, ASC, NDA, UDA,  & USA Theater. She was a member of JCTMS Dance Team, duPont Manual H.S. Dance Team, and attended The Youth Performing Art School where she majored in dance. Kristal was awarded many regional & national awards during her youth.  Most importantly was the ALL AMERICAN award for her showstopping performance in High School National Competition.  Kristal was a University of Louisville Ladybird and was a member of the athletic advisory club.  Kristal has choreographed and taught several  award winning Middle Schools and High Schools in Louisville and surrounding cities. Her choreography has been showcased at the Barnstable Brown Derby Gala, the Junior Miss Kentucky Pageant, throughout High School & College Performances / Competitions, Kentucky State Fair, and the University of Louisville halftime shows.  Her greatest love is Dance.  She loves to teach children of all ages the love for dance. In the last 13 years, Kristal's dancers have been honored with many regional and national awards.  Most recent, Diamond & Ruby Champions in groups, duet & solo at the 2015 Nationals.   Many of her dancers can be seen at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Youth Performing Arts School, Mercy Academy Dance Team, University of Louisville Ladybirds, Bellermine University Dance Team, Stephen Foster Story Theatre and other local theatrical venues.  You may have seen Kristal at the local Dance Team middle & high school competitions because she is currently the Fern Creek High School Dance Team head coach.  Dance is a fun & emotional experience that should be taught with love and passion!!  We love Ms. Kristal & her creative mind!

John Keen - Instructor

John is a native of Louisville, KY.  He has studied at the Ailey School, Steps On Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center in New York, NY, Gus Giordano Dance Center in Evanston, IL, Louisville Ballet, and Louisville Dance Academy Louisville, KY.  John has danced with Modern Dance Company: Art Art Barking Dog Dance Company (Louisville, KY), Heavens Radical Contemporary Company (Brooklyn, NY), and Seasons Dance Theater (New York, NY).  John also starred in an Off Broadway show called "Miyorka" A Different Kind Of Love Story where he played a sassy, back talking butler.  John has taught and choreographed for various small companies and dance studios in New York and Louisville.  He started his own studio Keen Dance Theater in 2008.  

Paige Kissel - Instructor

Paige was raised in Louisville, KY.  She has been dancing for ten years. She has been trained in many styles. Her background includes being an "Atomic Dancer" on Dance Fusion's competition team, a dancer on St.Bernard's dance team, and a dancer on Mercy Academy's JV and Varsity dance teams. It also includes performing at the halftime shows for the University of Louisville Basketball Team and many local high school sports teams. Performing at Mercy Academy Dance Camps, in drama productions at school, and regional & national competitions in solo, duet and groups. Paige has also attended the Danny Hoctor Dance Convention and the National Dance Alliance (NDA) dance camp for the last four years. Through her many years of dancing she has received many awards from the competitions and conventions she participated in. They include Top Starz, All American, Technique, Showmanship, and Spirit awards. Dance Fusion is lucky to have Paige working with our dancers. Paige is a great example of passion, hard work & love for the art of dance.

Whitney Fox - Junior Instructor

Ms. Margie - Office Manager / Owner

She has been involved with dance for over two decades.  Her three daughters have all had a true love for dance.  She also has her own share of dance experience at Thomas Jefferson High School Drill Team.  Margie brings alot of experience and knowledge to Dance Fusion.  Her business like attitude and willingness to make the studio a wonderful place to dance, makes her a fantastic addition to the Dance Fusion Staff.  She wants all the children of Dance Fusion to have hopes and dream that truly will come true. Margie takes good care of all the parents, answers the telephone, collects monthly tuition and most importantly will answer any question that any parent may have concerns about.  We are very thankful to have her as the office manager.  She is a great support system to everyone at Dance Fusion.

Props, Labor, Stage Hands

 "ACDC" Atomic Competitor Dad Crew. These men are outstanding when it comes to ideas, building, and repairing almost anything.  We appreciate all of their hardwork and dedication to Dance Fusion.  Thanks guys!!