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Fusion Dance Studio seeks to provide top quality professional training in the various aspects of dance.
Instruction will be fun but disciplined with the object of instilling a desire to learn and a sense of self-confidence.

Parents are invited to observe their children from within the dance studios on two separate occasions, once in fall (November 7th - 12th) and again in the spring (March 13th - 18th).




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Kelli Wagner

Kelli Wagner is the Owner & Director of Fusion Dance Studio in Buffalo, NY.  She has been dancing since the age of three and has received numerous first place awards at various competitions at the most advanced levels. As a choreographer, Kelli’s work has been featured on ESPN, Fox 29, ABC and the NFL Network.  She has also had the pleasure of choreographing for such artists as Hinder and Kim Mitchell.  Kelli is the proud three-time recipient of America’s Young Choreographer of the Year and her choreography has been recognized with top honors both locally and nationally. She is currently entering her 12th season as the choreographer of the NFL Buffalo Bill’s Cheerleaders, the “Jill’s”. Over the past six years, Kelli has choreographed numerous military shows and has traveled to Iraq to perform for our troops. Kelli has also been active in the scholastic community by previously teaching dance at the University of Buffalo and Nardin Academy in Buffalo. She continues her dance education by not only instructing master level classes, conventions and seminars, but keeps her choreography fresh by attending them as well.

Sarah Swaitek

Sarah Swiatek was trained in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop in Orchard Park, NY for 23 years. She has been on Fusion’s teaching faculty since 2007. As a dancer, Sarah has been the recipient of the highest scoring award at Star Power’s Dance Competition in Las Vegas in 2008; Two-time DDO Artist Agency Award recipient from Company Dance; and Dancer of the Year from Hollywood Vibe. She was cast as a dancer for an educational dance video- produced by Hoctor Dance Enterprises in Las Vegas. In 2003, Sarah was cast for Mattel’s Barbie clothing line, “With Love, Barbie,” commercial and performance in New York City, awarded the Amanda C. Occhino Dance Award from Nardin Academy and was a scholarship recipient to the Millenium/Moro Landis Dance Studio in Hollywood, CA.  In 2008, Sarah was cast as a dancer for the Rap Up the Vote Tour. Sarah is a graduate of Nardin Academy and Canisius College. She currently works at LPCiminelli as their Marketing Coordinator.

Jamie Ringer

This will be Jamie’s 28th recital.  She has been dancing dancing since 2 years old and she is proud to say she has been with the same studio the entire time.  Miss Jamie has been part of the faculty for 13 years and looks forward to many more!  When Jamie is not teaching, she is a production engineer at a chemical company in Niagara Falls.  Jamie has her BS in chemical engineering and is planning on continuing her education in the near future.  Miss Jamie was also a member of the Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders for 7 years where she was a captain for 5 seasons.  She loved cheering for our team and representing our community all around the world.  Her greatest moments were entertaining our troops in Iraq and Kosovo.  Jamie feels that her dance training allowed her many opportunities of a lifetime and opened many doors for her.  We are proud to have Jamie as a member of our teaching staff.

Katy Gangloff Corigliano

Katy has been teaching at Fusion since 2008.  She began dancing at the age of 3, and started her love for teaching at age 14.  She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop.  She has traveled all over the U.S. for competitions and conventions and has won many scholarships and awards over the years, including Dancer of the Year for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention.  She graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in dance and communication.  While attending college, she performed for the Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble.  Some of her other performances include The Nutcracker for both the Moscow Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet, Three Wishes for the Royal Academy of Ballet,  Disney Magic Music Days, Company Dance Finals televised on ESPN, and the Rap Up the Vote Tour.  Katy also had the privilege to be casted as a dance demonstrator for an educational dance video for teachers- produced by Hoctor Dance Enterprises in Las Vegas, NV.  Her love for dance grows every day and she is very happy to be a part of the Fusion faculty. 

Patrick Higgins

Patrick has taught and choreographed for many studios in the Western New York area.  He has been a dancer for ten years and has been teaching Hip - Hop for the past seven years.  He was a part of the Rap Up the Vote Tour that featured artists such as: Fat Joe and the Terror Squad, Lil Flip, Akon, Twista, Ma$e & Lloyd. His innovative choreography and his love for dance enhance his teaching abilities. We are happy to have Patrick as a member of our faculty.

Mackenzie Hughes

Mackenzie’s desire for the arts was evident from a very early age and dance soon became a driving force in her life. Receiving her formal training from Carol Joy’s School of Dance where passion and dedication drove her to a career in the industry.  Throughout her competitive years, Mackenzie achieved much success, she has won numerous high score awards at both the regional and national dance levels.  She is constantly motivating and inspiring her students, teaching them that dance is not only about the development of technique, but about the development of oneself. She strives to build the self-confidence of her students both on and off the stage.  We are very proud to have Miss Mackenzie as a member of our faculty!

Courtney Scordato

Courtney has received all of her formal training at Carol Joy’s & Fusion Dance Studio.  She is now a welcome addition to our teaching faculty at Fusion.  Courtney’s training is extensive in dance, acrobatics and cheerleading.  She has been dancing since the early age of 3 and has received numerous high score awards as a competitive cheerleader and dancer at the most advanced levels.  She continues to study at conventions and seminars, and has participated in the NFL Buffalo Bills halftime show with Hinder.  Courtney has choreographed performances for many high school & all star cheerleading teams and her work has also been seen at many different cheerleading events across the country .  She is known to be spirited and humorous, sharing her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm with all of her students.  We’re proud to have her as one of the members of our teaching staff!!

Kara Zambito

Kara Zambito, native of Buffalo, grew up in the competitive dance world.  Studying under some of the most respected teachers and choreographers in the area, she trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Acrobatics.  Her extensive knowledge and her love for dance have contributed greatly to her successful career as a dance teacher and choreographer.  For the past 12 years, Kara has been an integral part of developing and directing the cheer program at Fusion Dance Studio, where she has won many awards for her choreography and training across WNY and the United States.  Extensively trained in all disciplines, Kara feels her true passion and calling is teaching.  She loves developing young dancers technically and finds nothing more gratifying then watching the next generation of dancers thrive under her guidance.

Tammy Gavadin

Tammy Gavadin, a Buffalo New York native, has been dancing since the age of 6 with extensive professional training in jazz, ballet, acrobatics, lyrical, modern and hip-hop.  Tammy’s strong passion for performing arts has led her to pursue a career as a choreographer. Forever a student, Tammy has traveled all over the United States competing in many of the industries top competitions.  Dance is a confidence builder and a wonderful source of exercise. Dance is for all ages and she hopes to instill that same passion within her students that she gained so many years ago.

Angelica Mammoliti

Angelica’s training is extensive in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Acrobatics, Ballet, Pointe, and Modern dance.  Angelica started dancing at the age of 7.  She has trained with the David DeMarie Dance Studios, Classical Ballet and Lockport City Ballet.  Angelica has won numerous awards both locally and nationally.  She has most recently won Miss Female Senior Dancer of the Year 2012 for American Dance Awards and Onstage New York!  Angelica has had the privilege to be selected as “Break Out Artist” of the year and has won the “VIP” scholarships at JUMP, NUVO, and Xtreme Talent Dance Conventions.  Her professional experience includes performing in the Nutcracker ballet, A Mid-Summer’s Night Dream and was also a company member of the Infinity Dance Project for the past 4 years. Angelica has also performed with Quincy Garvin and was featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2011 on the Office Max “Elf Yourself” float.  In addition to being Fusion’s newest faculty member, Angelica is a current Dance and Psychology major at the University at Buffalo.  We are very lucky to have Miss Angel as a member of our faculty!

Hayley Thompson

Hayley Thompson has pursued an extensive dance education, training in Jazz, contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Cheer since the age of three. Throughout the years, Hayley has trained with various Teachers/Choreographers across the United States.  She is currently attending the University at Buffalo where she is a double major in Dance & Legal Studies. Professionally Hayley’s credits include Rogers Wireless, performing with The Beach Boys, cheering for the NFL Buffalo Bills during the 2013-2014 season and has won many awards in various National Dance Competitions.  Hayley is currently coaching an award winning JV & Varsity Cheerleading team and she is very excited to be sharing her passion for dance and cheer with the students of Fusion Dance Studio.

Jon Rivera

At the age of 16 Jon embarked on the journey of learning the art of dance. Although he started later than others his love for dance was evident. Jon’s dance background includes; Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater. His extensive training in 4 years began at Fusion Dance Studio. Later, after graduating high school Jon auditioned and was accepted to the University of Buffalo’s Dance Department. After his first year he transferred to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City where he also trained in a bit of tap, acting and singing. Returning to Buffalo in early 2013 he was casted as The Scarecrow in a reenactment of “The Wiz” for Buffalo’s 1st Annual Hair Battle Royale.  Jon has won numerous local & national awards and is also the proud recipient of the “Mr.Starbound” 2013 title.  As a current dancer and proud new member of our faculty Jon is excited to enlighten his students on what to expect in the world of dance & auditioning and hopes to continue to grow as a well-rounded dancer himself.  We are very lucky to have Jon as a member of our family!!

Lyndsey Leigh Hibbard

Lyndsey is an innovative and versatile dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher. She began her training at the early age of three and as a dancer she was trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. Lyndsey has traveled all over the U.S. for competitions and conventions and has won many scholarships and awards over the years. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Musical Theatre and BA in communications. After graduation, Lyndsey moved to New York City to pursue her performance career and has spent the past five years working for Disney Cruise Lines as a Mainstage Performer and Dance Captain on the Disney Dream and Fantasy. Many years of dance training lead Lyndsey to her extensive interest in fitness and nutrition. She has been teaching various barre methods across buffalo between her performance contracts. Lyndsey is very excited to head up our booty barre classes and is ready to kick some serious booty at Fusion.  Lyndsey is a professional with many years of experience and has an enormous love for dance and the arts. We are very excited to welcome Lyndsey to our Fusion Family!!

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