Raised in Paola Kansas, Alyssa grew up dancing in Paola Kansas, dancing competitively. Alyssa has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. Alyssa graduated from Emporia State University with her Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Crime and Delinquency studies. During college, she was involved with the ESU Stingers and was an instructor at Kari's Dance Academy. Alyssa danced for the Kansas Koyote Girls Dance Team in Topeka where she performed at home arena football games for 3 years.
Today, Alyssa is a social worker at Seaman High School, and the head coach for the Topeka High School Dance Team. She is a certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor; a program designed for individual learning differences. Alyssa is excited to be part of the Fuzion family alongside with Kelly, who coached Alyssa's first year of Koytoes Girls. Alyssa joined the Fuzion Faculty in 2013 and loves passing along her passion for dance to other young dancers!
Born and raised in Topeka, Maggie has been dancing since she was 4. She started at Dance Factory and finished off at Fuzion her last two years. Maggie is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and tap with her two favorite styles being Jazz and Tap.
Maggie finished her bachelors degree at Washburn University in Kinesiology concentrating in Exercise Physiology. While at Washburn she was part of the Dancing Blues.
Today Maggie is working as a Special Education Para during the day at Northern Hills Elementary and spending her nights spreading her love of dance on to the kids and families here at Fuzion. Dance has changed her life and she hopes she can help others feel the same!
Susan Stewart-Craig received her early dance training at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts in Baltimore, Maryland under the direction of Donna Jean Wienecke and Kristen Hernandez. While in attendance at MCPA, she performed with the Hot Shots National Dance Team and attended various competitions along the East Coast. Susan continued her training at the White Marsh Ballet Academy where she studied directly with directors, Shari Bickel and Sandra Harris to learn the high caliber Russian syllabus taught by the academy. During her time at WMBA, Susan directed the Choreographer’s Showcase and was the Rehearsal Assistant for the WMBA Dance Company. Susan continued her dance training at the College at Brockport in New York, where she double majored and received her Bachelor of Science in both Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts for Children. She had the opportunity to work with William Evans, Suzanne Oliver, Stevie Oakes, Mariah Maloney, and Karl Rogers, just to name a few. Susan returned to Maryland and continued to teach dance at WMBA, while receiving her Masters in Arts in Elementary and Special Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Susan moved to Topeka in 2016 and began teaching at Logan Elementary School as a Primary Special Education Teacher. Susan joined the Fuzion Faculty and family in 2017 and is excited for all that is to come!
Krystal Markham was born and raised in Topeka, KS. She began dancing at Dance Factory at the age of 3 years old. While at Dance Factory, she joined their competition team in the 3rd grade. Miss Kelly was her first competition teacher. Beginning in the 8th grade, Krystal began dancing at Fuzion School of Dance. She continued to dance competitively through the Showstopper and Excel programs. Her favorite part about competition was going to dance conventions and taking class from world-renowned dancers and choreographers. While at Dance Factory and Fuzion School of Dance, she also trained for several years at Topeka Ballet expanding her ballet technique which helped her in all styles of dance.
Krystal attended Washburn University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. During college, Krystal was a member of the Kansas Koyotes Dance Team and performed at the Kansas Expocentre during all home arena football games. She met several dancers while dancing with the Koyotes including Miss Alyssa. While attending Washburn, Krystal choreographed many routines for the sorority where she was a member. This taught her many leadership skills and important teaching habits. Krystal is trained in all styles and enjoys teaching all styles and ages, but really loves tap! Tap is a musical instrument and she enjoys being able to make music by simply tapping. She loves teaching at Fuzion and hopes that each and every student she teaches shares that same passion. Fuzion School of Dance is a family, and she is blessed to be a part of it.
A Topeka native for most of her life, majority of Amanda's formal dance training began at the age of 3 and took place during her 12 years at the Dance Factory. Her passion for dance continued through her participation in high school theatre as well as her involvement more recently with other theatre productions at Topeka Civic Theatre and Ad Astra Theatre locally.
2001 Shawnee Heights graduate, Amanda also attended Kansas State University and is currently working as the Manager of EDI Operations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. When she is not working, she spends a majority of her time supporting her two sons (Brady, 13 and Corban, 10) with their numerous athletic activities.
Her unconditional love for dance brought her to Fuzion two years ago as a student taking part in hip hop and tap classes. She is extremely grateful to Kelly for giving her the opportunity to share her passion for dance with others by teaching. She is proud to be part of the Fuzion family and is excited for the future.
With a dance studio owner as a mother Neely Halsey has been dancing since she could walk. Neely grew up dancing at The Dance Factory, Topeka Ballet, American Dance Center, and Priscilla and Dana’s School of Dance. In addition, to dancing she has performed in 42nd street, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Wiz. After dancing and being captain of the Washburn Rural Dancing Blues, she went on to dance as a Missouri State Sugar Bear for one year. Neely has had the opportunity to judge many high school dance team tryouts in the Topeka, Lawrence, and Kansas City areas. Neely has also been a member of the Point B Dance Company in Lawrence. She loves all style of dance but her passion is absolutely Musical Theatre.
Neely lives in Topeka with her husband and pets. She is currenlty pursing her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology and working for USD 501.
With over ten years in the entertainment industry Cameron has had the opportunity to perform in various avenues including as an extra in Ace Ventura 3, as a dancer in a music video for Havana Brown and Pitbull and won the freestyle division ofr Paula Mitchell dance tournetment. Cameron has trained in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Vegas with creaters of Kump Tight Eyes and Monster Hip Hop. He has also been an instructor of dance in Jacksonville, Florida teaching hip hop and Krump. With the heart of an entertainer, Cameron is a valued creator in the world of dance.
Married, Mother of Zac Broughton and Tana Barndollar. Sherry is also a proud Grandmother of Kendal and Andrew Broughton and Isaac Barndollar. Sherry's love for dance began 30 years ago when Zac and Tana took dance classes at The Dance Factory. She worked as an Office Manager in the printing industry for 20 years. Sherry then became the Office Manager and Studio Director for The Dance Factory, where she retired from in 2007.
After retirement, Sherry enjoyed spending much time with her husband and family. Sherry missed being around the activity of the dance world, and decided that she would jump back in! She has enjoyed becoming a part of the Fuzion family, as well as, watching her grandchildren, Kendal and Andrew dance.