May 17-19, 2024

Open to ALL Dancers

Register today and experience the best in dance at Fusion Too! Learn from top-notch choreographers, explore diverse styles, connect with a vibrant dance community, push your boundaries, and create unforgettable dance moments. Don't miss out on this opportunity for growth and fun!

Registration Fee

Due April 25th for current JAOD students.

Class Placement

Students are placed according to their age.

Age 8 & under

$ 185
2 Days
9:30-1:00 Saturday & Sunday

Age 9 & Over

$ 360
3 Days
4:30-7:30 Friday
9:00-3:30 Saturday & Sunday
12:00-12:30 Lunch Break Saturday & Sunday

Drop In Rates

Per Class
$25 60-minute / hour long class
$30 90-minute / hour and a half long class

Friday, May 17th

9-12 years old
4:30-6:00 | Hip Hop (Ade)
6:00-7:30 | Tap (Mark)

13 and Up
4:30-6:00 | Tap (Mark)
6:00-7:30 | Hip Hop (Ade)

Saturday, May 18th

8 and under
9:30-10:30 | Hip Hop (Ade)
10:30-11:30 | Contemporary/Modern (Lisa)
11:30-12:00 | Lunch
12:00-1:00 | Tap (Mark)

9 -12 years old
9:00-10:30 | Tap (Mark)
10:30-12:00 | Hip Hop (Ade)
12:00-12:30 | Lunch
12:30-2:00 | Ballet/Audition Prep (Melissa)
2:00-3:30 | Contemporary/Modern (Lisa)

13 and Over
9:00-10:30 | Ballet (Melissa)
10:30-12:00 | Tap/Audition Prep (Mark)
12:00-12:30 | Lunch
12:30-2:00 | Contemporary/Modern (Lisa)
2:00-3:30 | Hip Hop (Ade)

All JAOD Elite
4:00-5:00 | Tap Production
5:00-6:00 | Hip Hop Production

Sunday, May 19th

8 and under
9:30-10:30 | Ballet (Melissa)
10:30-11:30 | Mia (Jazz)
11:30-12:00 | Lunch
12:00-1:00 | Hip Hop (Ade)

9 -12 years old
9:00-10:30 | Tap/Audition Prep (Mark)
10:30-12:00 | Hip Hop (Ade)
12:00-12:30 | Lunch
12:30-2:00 | Mia (Contemporary/Modern)
2:00-3:30 | Ballet (Melissa)

13 and Over
9:00-10:30 | Mia (Warm-Up/Contemporary)
10:30-12:00 | Tap (Mark)
12:00-12:30 | Lunch
12:30-2:00 | Ballet/Audition Prep (Melissa)
2:00-3:30 | Hip Hop/Audition Prep (Ade)

Convention Classes in Our Studio

Fusion Too (or Fusion II, or Fusion Two) is a dance intensive hosted at Juliana's studio bringing outside choreographers to Southeast Michigan.

Fusion Too isn't your typical summer dance intensive—it's the compact version of our larger Fusion event that occurs in late summer. This exclusive experience is happening in May 2024! Our guest instructors this year include Melissa Sandvig, Mark Goodman, and Ade Obayomi.

While JAOD dancers have mandatory attendance, Fusion Too welcomes all dancers. Current JAOD dancers must pay their registration fees by April 25th. External participants are encouraged to pre-register by reaching out to us via email and we will assist you with the registration process.


Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman's tap journey began at the University of New Hampshire under Gay Nardone before taking him to New York City, where he joined the American Tap Dance Orchestra under Brenda Bufalino's direction. With a stellar career spanning legendary collaborations with tap icons like Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, and Charles “Honi” Coles, Mark has graced esteemed venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Joyce Theatre. His performances have extended across continents, from Europe to Australia, showcasing his unique blend of drama and tap artistry.

Mark's stage credits boast productions like 42nd Street (European tour) and Mother Courage and her Children, directed by Tony Kushner. He founded his own Tap Company, MGTC, renowned for its narrative-driven tap dramas likened to "A Ballet in Tap." Alongside his performing career, Mark is a passionate educator, teaching at renowned institutions like Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York City, with celebrity clients including Harry Hamlin and Eileen Davidson. His film credits include roles in The Polar Express and Dance Off, where he demonstrated his multifaceted talents as a writer, producer, choreographer, and actor, with ongoing projects fueling his creative journey, such as a screenplay inspired by the legend of Don Quixote.


Lisa LaMarre

Lisa R. LaMarre Wilmot, M.A. Dance Teaching Artistry, Wayne State University (2018), B.A. Dance, Presidential Scholar, Western Michigan University (2005), enriches dialogs between the complex identities of artist, researcher, and teacher. Her expertise includes dance company artistic direction, integrated and special education dance art education curriculum, and dance for the community. Her work has been presented at conferences nationally and in Canada, and her research on “The Role of Teaching Artists in Postsecondary Education…” can be found in the Journal of Dance Education.

LaMarre continues to test the boundaries of performance-based responsive artwork working to bring dance into the realm of everyday life. Artwork created with LaMarre and Dancers has focused on the utility of the human body in response to sites and sounds of the community. She has created over 100 original live art performances, 6 dance films, and was a 2018 Kresge LiveArts Panelist. Her work has been produced for Wayne State University, Grand Valley State University, Oakland University, ArtPrize7, Defibrillator Gallery, DDCdances, People Dancing, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit Institute of Arts, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit Music Hall, Sidewalk Detroit, ArtPeers, Multikulti, What You Will Festival, WNUR, Hatch Arts, Pubic Pool, Chicago Calling, Rapid Pulse, Access Arts, and numerous public and private spaces nationally. Lisa was a seed grant recipient for ArtPrize 7 premiering “They Were Displaced…And Again” curated by res345 at The Rumsey Street Project. Her community engagements also include work for Michigan Arts Access (formally VSA Michigan) where she shares dance making with special education classrooms. She is a member of both Michigan Dance Council and National Dance Education Organization.

Ade Obayomi

Ade Obayomi

Ade began dancing when he was young, excelling not only at training and competition, but also as an accomplished gymnast, earning Arizona’s State Champion title at just ten years old. While attending Chapman University, Ade auditioned for Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance and became one of the top 3 boy finalists. His dance credits include working and performing in a nationwide tour with SYTYCD, a Grammys performance with Beyonce, appearance in Rihanna’s “Hard” music video, and touring with Alicia Keys as part of the Element of Freedom World Tour. He has also worked with numerous other well-known artists, such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, JLo, Kelly Rowland, and the cast of American Idol. Ade also became a SYTYCD All Star and completed a 40 city national tour.

Melissa Sandvig

Melisa Sandvig

Melissa Sandvig, a native of Orange County, California, embarked on her ballet journey at Long Beach Ballet when she was just 5. By age 15, she was already dancing professionally, stepping into the limelight as both a ballet dancer and a budding actress, featuring in commercials and after-school specials. Despite early success in acting, Melissa chose to prioritize her ballet career. During high school, she claimed 2nd place in the prestigious Music Center Spotlight Awards and toured internationally with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet to Taiwan and China. Joining The Milwaukee Ballet after graduation, she flourished in soloist roles for 6 seasons before returning to Los Angeles as a freelance artist and certified Pilates instructor.

Her passion for Pilates arose from a lower back fracture, prompting her to retrain her body and posture for injury prevention. Melissa now imparts her wisdom to young dancers, emphasizing proper body mechanics and health. Certified in Progressive Ballet Technique, she continues to grace stages with renowned companies such as Helios Dance Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Los Angeles Contemporary Ballet, and more. Melissa gained widespread recognition as the "Naughty Ballerina" on Season 5 of "So You Think You Can Dance," shattering stereotypes about age in ballet and reaching the top 6 as the first classically trained ballerina and oldest contestant at age 29.