Melisa Musacchia Mayes
Missy Mayes has been dancing since she was 2 years old!
Julie Arbo Dick
Julie has been involved with dance for the past 32 years. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical/modern, hip hop, and dance team throughout her dancing career. She began dancing at the age of 8 and started competing shortly after. Her love for dance and being on stage was carried with her to LSU where she was a part of the nationally ranked LSU Tiger Girls for 3 years. Julie received her dance teaching certificate in May of 2001 and has been assisting and teaching ever since. Teaching technique has been her ultimate passion, She currently lives in Kenner with her husband, Matt and her two kids, Emery and Easton.
Alyssa Copland Cutrera
Alyssa has been dancing since age 1. She did competition dancing from age 8-18. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Cubettes & Carmelettes. Alyssa studies dance as a minor at Louisiana State University along with her Digital Advertising degree, While at LSU, she was on Legacy Dance Team (a hip hop team). Her passion for dance has led her to stay a dance teacher for the last 10 years.
Anna recently returned to Fusion as an instructor, and we are excited to welcome this new mom back into the studio! As a former member of the Affinity Competition Team, Anna received many awards, and her choreography for our growing dancers showcases her amazing talent!
Melissa Simon Ordoyne
Melissa Ordoyne started dancing at The Dance School when she was 3 years old. She left the dance world to pursue her career in Business Management. As a mother of two daughters, she returned to the dance life, as a dance mom and student herself. She received her teaching certificate in 2010 and has been an asset to Fusion’s beginning dance program every since. Melissa serves as Fusion’s toddler tap and ballet instructor. Her greatest joy as a teacher is seeing the little ones progress as they begin to grasp the foundations of dance while having fun.
Sophie has been dancing at Fusion since she was 2! As a previous member of the Fusion Affinity Competition Team, she received many dancing awards and scholarships. She recently completed her dance teacher certification and is ready to bring fresh, new ideas to classes!
Alyssa has been a faculty member at Fusion, as well as a dancer, and is our tumbling instructor. We are excited to have her back on faculty and look forward to seeing what she brings in this new role! Alyssa recently signed on with the Kenner Police Department in her dream job!
Meet the Teaching Assistants!
Grace has been dancing since she was 1 years old! As a member of Fusion’s Affinity Competition Team for 8 years, she has won many awards and scholarships. Her focus on a balance of strength and grace helps her motivate our tiniest dancers! We welcome Grace back to assisting this year as she works her way through the Teacher Certification course.
Ava is a member of Fusion’s Affinity Competition Team and has been assisting classes for two years. Her unique focus on technique, while remaining fun and inspiring is what keeps the dancers engaged when Ava is around! As a second year member of the Patrick Taylor Dance Team, we are truly glad that she has chosen Fusion and welcome her back!