Fusion Dance Academy Staff
Executive Director/Teacher – Karene is a wife and mother to two daughters, a MN state licensed teacher, and a passionate arts advocate in the Twin Cities. She has received two ministry certificates from the Master's Institute School of Ministry, a bachelor's degree and certifications in Pre-K through 6th Grade Education, and has years of experience in Biblical training and church leadership. Most recently, she has studied brain compatible dance education and creative movement technique for all ages in Seattle. Currently, she is the co-director of Fusion Arts. Her greatest passion is to train, equip, and release dancers to bring Christ-centered restoration in the arts.
Artistic Director/Teacher – Mikki has been dancing since she was four years old. She has taken class and studied the Vaganova syllabus at Saint Paul Ballet, as well as participating in dance ministry teams in middle and high school and at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. Most recently, she has studied brain compatible dance education and creative movement technique for all ages in Seattle. She holds a master's degree in Instrumental Performance/Violin Pedagogy and has built her own studio from the ground up over the past nine years. Her desire for her students is that each one would be grounded in Jesus, develop excellent artistic technique, and be able to integrate both in creating original pieces.