Fusion Performers Dance & Drama School
Fusion Performers Dance & Drama School

ABOUT US

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Laura Burrows A.I.S.T.D

(Miss Laura)

 

  • Director, Teacher  & head choreographer of 'The Fusion Dance Troupe Company' 
  • Director of Fusion Performers 'Musical Theatre Company'
  • Vocal Coach and teacher of private Singing and Acting and all L.A.M.D.A Exams
  • Director , Teacher and Manager of all artists under 'Fusion Actz'
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  •  Professional Vocal Coach, I.S.T.D Dance Teacher and L.A.M.D.A Singing and Drama Teacher with 100% pass rate for all Exams entered.​
  • Trained at Mountview Theatre School -Post graduate diploma in Musical Theatre and Mount St Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California in Speech Level Singing, Dance and Performance.
  • Professional Experience in: Theatre, TV, Presenting, Acting, Dancing and Radio.
  • Fully qualified Licensed chaperone.
  • CRB checked.
  • Holds own Public Liability Insurance.
  • Professional Performer.
  • Director and Choreographer to The Fusion Dance Troupe Company  the exclusive Dance Company of Fusion Performers for 6 - 25 Year olds.
  • Director to Fusion Performers 'Musical Theatre Company' for Age 7 to Adults.

 

Creator of  Children's classes:-

  • Mini Movers (1-3 Yrs)
  • Tots Ballet & Tap (1-4 Yrs)
  • Baby Ballet/Modern (3-5 Yrs)
  • Tiny Tappers (3-5 Yrs)
  • Boogie Beats (3-5 Yrs)
  • Starlight Kidz (3-5 Yrs)
  • Shooting Stars (6-10 Yrs)

 

Laura Burrows (previously Houston) trained at a very young age in all aspects of dance before realising that she also had a passion for singing and Acting. Upon qualifying with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance with her Associate Teaching exams, Laura wanted to further train in singing & found herself under the tuition of 'Speech Level Singing'.

 

After a year of solid vocal training and auditions Laura performed in various shows as a lead vocalist and dancer at The London Palladium, Her Majesties Theatre, & at The Queens Theatre Hornchurch in Jack the Ripper and In The Midnight Hour as a chorus dancer/singer and was signed in a Management Deal for a Record Label but was then auditioned and given the amazing opportunity to study in Los Angeles, California for a Summer on an intense Vocal Course which included all aspects of dance and music training.

 

Having spent time out in L.A. & given the enviable opportunity of spending a day at Michael Jacksons House where she got to meet Michael Jackson himself at his home (Never land Ranch), tuition from Broadway Performers & established artists and highly accredited Speech Level Singing teachers from all over the world, she then realised that her passion was in Musical Theatre.

 

Upon returning to London & now following the route in Musical Theatre, Laura successfully joined the established Mountview Theatre School, London and spent a year studying a postgraduate course in Musical Theatre.

 

She graduated and went straight out to professionally perform in 'Sunday Night Live' at the Princess Theatre, Torquay as a lead vocalist. She continued to work professionally in jobs such as playing The Swedish Doll in Toys (Kenneth Moore Theatre), and various pantomime tours and shows across the U.K amongst running her own dance school which was launched in 2002.

 

In 2004, she worked for Essex FM as a Traffic & Travel Presenter/Co-Host and from there went on to work for Sky's Sit Up Channel - Price Drop & Bid TV as a 'TV Presenter' and has worked in Professional Panto for 6 consecutive years with Pantoni Productions, amongst others and has played roles as The Fairy, Princess Marigold In Jack and The Beanstalk, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, and the title role of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty working with various TV and soap stars across the country. In 2009 Pantoni Pantomimes also offered Laura the Title role of Sleeping Beauty and the opportunity to allow 4 of her Dance Troupe members an amazing opportunity to perform as the Rita Proctor Teen steppers with her.

 

In the Summer of 2010 Laura performed in the highly credited show 'MJ TIMELESS'  at The Globe Theatre, Blackpool which featured World Champion Hip Hop Dancers PLAGUE, featured on BBC Three's Dance Like Michael Jackson, & Choreography and appearance by Brooke Milliner who appeared in the hit film STREET DANCE. 

 

In 2012; Laura launched 'Fusion Actz' which offers professionally trained young singers, backing dancers, musicians & Girl Groups opportunities to perform in amateur & professional events, which are all trained under Fusion.

 

Laura holds a show for all members in Fusion Performers, every other year, allowing opportunities for each member to showcase their skills but works all year round to offer students performing opportunties. 

CO-PRINCIPAL 

Jayne Hammond DDI-I.S.T.D

(Miss Jayne)

 

 

  • Teacher of ISTD Tap, Ballet, Modern & Jazz & Contemporary.

 

  • Teacher of Children's classes ‘Tots Ballet ‘ ‘Tots Tap’, 'Baby Ballet/Modern', 'Tiny Tappers', 'Boogie Beats' & 'Starlight Kidz'

Jayne started dancing at the young age of 3 years old, after finding a passion for performing she went on to train professionally.  Upon graduating she has travelled the world performing in various venues, and now brings her experiences and knowledge to the students at fusion alongside working at other local schools. 

 

Training

Masters Performing Arts College where she gained her teaching qualifications and a diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance.

 

Jayne has her DDI Ballet, Tap and Modern and is currently training for her DDE Ballet and Modern with the ISTD.

 

 

Professional Work

 

Jan 2013 - Dancer - Back to  Brodway - Main Feature Productions, Dubai

 

Sept 2012 - Dancer - EE Exhibition - Communique, Wales

 

June 2012 - Dancer - Zoe London Dancers - Zoe London UK

 

Jan 2012 - Choreographer - Dance Passion - Pereira Productions, Egypt

 

2009 - 2012 - Dance Captain, Dancer, Choreographer - Various Shows - Marques Producitons, Portugal

 

2008 - Dancer/Show girl/Magician - Tihany Spectacular - Showtime, Mexico

 

2007 - Dancer/Show girl/Choreographer - Dance Passion - Pereira Productions, Portugal & Spain

 

April 2007 - Dancer - Elvis Tribute Show - Encore, Portugal

FUSION TEACHING FACULTY

Miss Cerissa  

DDE I.S.T.D

 

 

  • Teacher of ISTD Ballet,Jazz, Modern & Tap
  • Children's Classes 'Baby Ballet/Modern', 'Tiny Tappers', 'Boogie Beats' & 'Starlight Kidz'
  • Teacher of Adults class 'Ballet Fusion'

Cerissa graduated College and went straight out to perform.  She then found her passion was with teaching and currently teaches at various Schools across Essex in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz & Musical Theatre.  She has a passion for choreography and brings her expereince and knowledge to the students at Fusion.

 

Training

Cerissa received a Scholarship at Performers Dance College on the 3-year training course, and graduated with a Performers College Diploma, and a Trinity level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance. 

 

Cerissa has qualified with the ISTD  for her DDE Ballet, DDE Tap, DDE Modern. Cerissa is currently training in ISTD Ballet Advance 2, ISTD Modern Advance 2, ISTD Tap Advance 2, 

 

Professional Work

France- Brittany- Lead Vocalist-company, Siblu Entertainments

Shrek’s Adventure- Actress/ Skin work 

Warner Leisure Hotels- Dancer/Vocalist

Mad Science- Actress 

Vibe25- Performers Company-Towngate Theatre – Dancer/Ensemble 

Lapland UK- Hannah Shafran – Ensemble 

Pantomime-Cinderella-  Actress/Singer 

 

Television Credits X-Factor Live Finals 2014 Ed Sheeran – Ensemble-ITV 

Dancing Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Pointe work, Pas De Deux, Partner Work, Commercial 

 

Miss Debbie 

 

  • Teacher of Fusion Performers 'Musical Theatre Company'  
  • Teacher of 'Starlight Kidz' & 'Shooting Stars' 
 

Debbie started teaching in 2010 and currently works teaching singing, drama and musical theatre at various local schools.

Training

Debbie has trained in As Dance, Performing Arts BTEC, TNTV Presenter, Arts Educational School London and Guildhall School of Musical and Drama Grade 6 Scene Study and Character Study.  

 

Professional Work

 

Featured work in TV -

 

Trapped king of fridges and Bad Girls

 

Voice Over work -

On Film 'Made in Dagenham'

 

Other -

Member of a band 'Cliche' for 2 years.

 

Theatre work includes performing in local theatres and also the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall.  

 

 

Miss Hannah 

 

  • Teacher of Fusion Performers Musical Theatre classes including the 'Musical Theatre Company'
  • Teacher of 'Mini Movers' & 'Boogie Beats' & 'Adult Dance Fusion'

Biography to come...

 

 

 

 

Miss Josie

 

 

  • Teacher of all Acro Gymnastics Training Classes & Private Tuition
  • Acro Teacher for the 'Acro Competition Team'
  • Acro & Dance Teacher for 'The Fusion Dance Troupe Company'

Full Biography to come..

 

Miss Josie has over 15 years experience in teaching Acro and Dance, and currently still works as a professional performer, working all over the world.  She is fully qualified in teaching the IDTA Acro Syllabus. She has trained in ISTD Dance training in all genre's and also has experience competing in competitions and was a Disco Freestyle Champ.   

Training

Professional Work

Miss Kellie 

 

  • Teacher of all Group Drama Classes & Private Acting Tuition

Kellie uses her passionate and hands on approach in all classes offering a diverse imaginative class stucture allowing students to grow in confidence and become creative and also prepares students from ages 3-14+ years offering a diverse imaginative class structure allowing students to grow in confidence and become creative and also prepares students to take LAMDA speech and drama exams. She also actively scouts students to sign towards the our Casting Agency.

 

 

Training & Professional Work

Kellie has been a Casting Agent working for a Casting agency since 2012.  She worked closely with all artists on the books training and directing them with scripts and castings working alongside top UK and Worldwide Casting Agents.  Kellie is a Licensed Chaperone and has chaperoned many of our artists to professional jobs gaining on set experience.

 

Growing up she has always had a passion for performing and acting taking LAMDA Exams and appearing in various Music videos.

 

Kellie also works at Lincewood Primary School and has worked at various other Montessori Pre-Schools as a LSA in both Key Stage 1 & 2 Years working with children from 4-11 years.

 

She is currently training towards her LAMDA PGSE Drama under the tuition of the Principal Mrs Laura Burrows.

 

Miss Rosie 

 

  • Teacher of I.S.T.D Modern & Tap & Adult Tap

From a young age Rosie always knew she wanted to pursue a career in Dance and after 3 years of study Rosie started her teaching career and passed her ISTD teaching qualifications. 

 

 

Training

Rosie started dancing at the age of 3 years at Junior Performers, Corringham.  During her time there, she passed all her ISTD examinations achieving high results in faculties’ Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre. Rosie studied at Masters Performing Arts College for 3 years, gaining a diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre

 

Professional Work

 

In her teens, Rosie was delighted to be selected to dance in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, an honour which doesn’t come around that often!  Rosie was also involved in a dance project with the English National Ballet which led to her performing in ‘Ballet Russes Encounters’ at the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre, London.

 

 

 

Rosie’s passion for dance and performing arts has given her the enthusiasm to pass on her dance knowledge and creativity to students who also love to dance.  Her wish is to inspire the younger generation to become expressive and confident young dancers.

Miss Sarah 

 

  • Teacher of Singing and Drama Private Tuition

Alongside a theatrical career as an actress, Sarah has several years experience teaching singing and drama in schools, choirs, stage schools, holiday workshops and one-to-one private lessons with both students and professional actors/singers.   

Training

Sarah graduated from Birmingham School of Acting in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Acting and Musical Theatre

Professional Work

Sarah works most often as an actor-musician, playing alto and tenor saxophones, and keyboards. Most recently Sarah has been a member of the resident theatre company "Cut to the Chase" at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, where she has performed in several plays and musicals including Steel Magnolias, Roll Over Beethoven, Hot Stuff, Boeing Boeing!, Lend Me a Tenor, Treasure Island, As You Like It, Run for Your Wife and They’re Playing Our Song.

In 2010, Sarah spent a year as a principle singer on board Cunard's brand new ship 'Queen Elizabeth', performing in a wide repertoire of concerts and musicals on board. Missing teaching while at sea, she set up a passenger choir, which performed concerts in the ships 1000 seater theatre.

Other theatre includes A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House) Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour) Blaze-The Musical (West End) The Merchant of Venice (Salisbury Playhouse) Marry Me A Little (Blackledge Theatre, Salisbury) When We Were Thirty (Forest Forge) Running Scared (Tour) The Hospital Force (Tour).

Sarah is also passionate about new writing and has been lucky enough to be involved in workshops to develop several new musicals, including Maggie Tulliver in The Mill on the Floss Musical (Everyman, Cheltenham) as well as R&D for Perfect Pitch.

TV work includes The Green Green Grass (BBC) and Sarah's voice over work has featured in the Franklin House Museum in London.

Sarah's favourite time of year is Panto Season, performing regularly in Rock and Roll Pantos: including Beauty and The Beast (New Wolsey Theatre) Aladdin (Leeds City Varieties and New Wolsey ), Sleeping Beauty (New Wolsey) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Forest Forge)
.  You can also catch her performing as the evil character ‘Spite’ in the Queens Theatre Hornchurch’s Panto this Christmas 2017.

Street/Hip-Hop Teachers

We have a team of Street/Hip-Hop Teachers that take our classes.  All are Elite Industry Professionals offering different styles.

Taylor 

 

  • Teacher of all Street/Hip-Hop Classes & Crews

Biography to follow ....

 

 

 

 

Leah 

 

  • Teacher of all Street/Hip-Hop Classes & Crews

 

 

Leah originally from Dublin Ireland, began her dance training at the age of 4.  Leah has over 6 years or teaching experience, having previously thought at The college of dance Dublin, The Loft Coventry, Phoenix Performing Arts College Dublin, she currently teaches as a commercial and jazz teacher at Stageworks College Cambridge, and LCPA.

Training

She received a Trinity diploma in Musical Theatre from Laine Theatre Arts London where she studied on a full Betty Laine Scholarship. 

 

Professional Work

 

After graduation Leah went on to work as a Singer/ Dancer on board The Boudicca, Fred Olsen Cruise lines.

Leah has also performed for artists such as Saara Alto(xfactor), Sinitta, Dj Martin Garrix, Rebecca Ferguson, Seann Miley Moore. She has performed on various tv shows and live events such as The Voice , Alan Carr, The late late show, London Pride, EDC festival Milton Keynes, House of Fraser Fashion show, WE DAY Wembley Arena and Paul Mitchell Show, Xfactor Iran.

Other musical theatre work includes High School Musical The musical Cheerleader/ Dance Captain, Whiskey in the Jar original cast Midas Productions, The Cheerios Pantomime Snow White, Give my regards to Broadway, and Another Opening Another show, Gaiety Theatre Dublin. 
Other commercial campaigns have included The National Lottery, Vodafone, 3 Mobile, Nutrigrain, The Cereal Killer Cafe, and Liverpool 1.

 

Teaching Assistants - 

Miss Mika

Miss Ciara

Miss Ellie

Miss Lucy

Miss Lily

Miss Jess

Miss Rachel

Miss Ria

Miss Rebecca

 

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