Faculty

Nicola Boutin – Owner/Director

Nicola grew up in Birkenhead, England. She started dancing at the age of two and knew then that it would always be a part of her life. She studied at Merseyside Dance and Drama Center where she gained her ISTD teaching qualifications and graduated with honors. Nicola has danced professionally in and around England, Europe and the Middle East. She has danced in films, on television and cruise ships. In addition, she has judged, choreographed and taught in numerous countries for over twenty years. In 2009 Nicola became Zumba certified. She is passionate about her work and is so thankful to all of her students and their families for being a part of her life.

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June P. Buechner Carney – Ballet

June is originally from Syracuse, NY where she began her dance training, studying at Center of Ballet and Dance Arts with a focus in ballet. She continued her training, switching to modern dance, at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in NYC and received a BFA Degree in Dance Performance at SUNY Purchase in both ballet and modern. She also attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Steps on Broadway in NYC, both on full scholarship and has since performed and taught dance in NYC as well as being an independent Certified Personal Trainer and fitness Instructor. June has been choreographing and teaching master classes and dance intensives throughout Northern Vermont since 2004. At present, June teaches ballet and modern dance classes on a regular basis, and owns Lines For The Body, dance retail store in Williston, VT.

Don Obviar – Ballet, Partnering & Contemporary

Don Adrian J. Obviar was born in the Philippines where he trained in ballet at Teatro Baile de Cavite under Brezhnev Larlar and many other notable dancers and teachers nationally. Don won national awards for his dance and choreography while on full scholarship to De La Salle College of Saint Benilde at Manila. Don was promoted as Romançon company member on 2007. Don's interests include modern ballet, contemporary and jazz. He has danced several full-length ballets and musicals, and has earned multiple Best Choreographer titles since his youth. Don has participated in various master classes throughout New England and enjoys making dance a part of every day.

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Christin Severini – Ballet

Christin Severini is a former dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York City and has performed extensively in numerous full length and repertory ballets throughout the U.S. and around the world. She trained at the School of American Ballet and the North Carolina School of the Arts while on full scholarship, and has worked with some of the leading teachers and renowned dancers of our time. Christin is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has over 10 years of teaching experience and is passionate about sharing her love of dance to aspiring dancers of all ages and levels.

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Jeanne Neu – Let’s Dance

Jeanne graduated from the University of Vermont and continued her studies in Education at both the University of Southern Maine and at UVM. Originally from Edison, NJ Jeanne has been teaching dance for 17 years with many of those at Movement Center. She currently works for the South Burlington School District and is excited to be a part of the Fusion 802 family.

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Madelaine Mitchell-Ward – Jazz Fusion

Madelaine Mitchell-Ward originally hails from Traverse City MI, where she received her dance training at Dance Arts Academy, and was a member of Company Dance Traverse, performing throughout the midwest, NYC, LA, and Europe. She continued her dance training on scholarship at the University of Michigan dance department, where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. While doing her undergraduate work, Madelaine choreographed and performed with a student dance company as well as taught in the Ann Arbor and Toledo area. Following graduation, Madelaine was a full time dance instructor and choreographer before moving to Vermont, where she is now pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at UVM. She is so excited to be a new part of Fusion 802, and is so excited to share her passion for dance with everyone here.

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Kristina Desjardins – Body Art & Street Groove

Kristina Desjardins began her dance training at The Adams School of Dance in Vermont. She then joined The Vermont Chamber Ballet, where she’s danced many roles such as Clara, Dew Drop Fairy, and Sugar Plum Fairy. She’s also performed with New York City Ballet’s summer seasons at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and studied at Boston Ballet for their summer intensives. After graduating from Rutland High she moved to New York City to study Musical Theater at American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Since then she’s joined New York City based companies such as ELSCO Dance, Metaphors&similiesDance, and GIG(Get it Good). She has worked for Dublin Worldwide Spirit Productions in numerous shows all over the US. Kristina’s been fortunate to work as a Dancer/Choreographer in Music Videos shot in L.A., New York, and London. Locally she’s choreographed for Musical Theater shows at Merchants Hall and Castleton State College. As of late she performed at Symphony Space in New York under Whitney G-Bowley’s direction for Project Broadway. She’s thrilled to be sharing her knowledge to the youth of her home state Vermont.

Wendy Robert – Office Manager

Wendy has been with Fusion 802 since 2011. Her belief that a unique dance experience along with solid organization makes Fusion 802 run efficiently and with heart. Wendy takes care of registrations, accounts receivable, ticket sales and is the producer for our productions, but most importantly keeping Nikki sane.

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