Fusion Dance Camp will be held at Juliana's Academy of Dance August 7-11, 2023 with outside choreographers.

Dancers 8 and under only attend Monday - Thursday.

Monday - Thursday classes begin 4:00 and end between 8-9 pm depending on age of dancer. Friday classes begin at 10AM and end at 3PM.

Non-JAOD dancers are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Ages 9 & Up

August 7th-11th

$ 660
330 Deposit due June 26th
330 Balance due July 24th

The Fine Print

Students are placed according to their age.

All fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.


Fusion is required for all JAOD competition dancers.

Guest Instructors

Aaron Parkhurst has almost two decades of tap dance experience under his belt. He received dance training in his hometown of Albany, NY. Working in NYC professionally for the past 10 years, he now calls the city his home. Aaron is a guest instructor for Shuffles NYC, Dance Masters of America, as well as SLIDE, a week long tap intensive directed by Mike Minery. He also teaches private lessons in NYC and travels to choreograph and instruct master classes throughout the country. He enjoys teaching and passing on his love for dance to younger generations. Aaron has also enjoyed a career in concert dance, working as a soloist and collaborator in NYC and in LA. He was a company member and soloist for AM Dance Project in New York City under artistic director Anthony Morigerato. Aaron has performed at NY City Center in the 125th anniversary show for Capezio. He performed in Tap the Show choreographed by Mike Minery for 4 years including a national tour with the show, traveling to almost all 50 states. He was an associate choreographer and dance captain while on tour. Aaron has danced, choreographed, and entertained for corporations such as FedEx, Hershey Entertainment, and Gaylord Opry Entertainment among others. Favorite theatre credits: 42 nd Street, White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and My One and Only.

Alison Ingelstrom is an Idaho native. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from the accredited Chapman University in Orange, California. Since moving to New York, Alison has worked with choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Ryan Heffington, Warren Carlyle, Ashley Wallen, and Marguerite Derricks.  Some of her film and tv credits include Imaginary Friends (Paramount), Up Here (Hulu), Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Netflix), Blue’s Big City Adventure (Paramount Plus), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Good Morning America. Her commercial and brand credits include Neiman Marcus, Gap, Macy’s, Wella, and Mass Mutual.

Her live performance and theater credits include; Hugh Jackman World Tour (The Man, The Music, The Show), Seeing You (Off-Broadway), Cleopatra (Off-Broadway), Moulin Rouge (Broadway Lab), The Lucky One’s (Lab).

Brandon Koepsell is a Detroit native and graduate of the Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA. After graduation in 2005, Brandon spent time performing with “Companie Coline” in Istre, France, Rapture Dance Project and Ron DeJesus Dance in Chicago. Brandon has been a guest performer and choreographer with several college programs including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, Alma College and Wayne State University. He has appeared with the Michigan Opera Theater in the productions of “ Aida” and “The Merry Widow”. He was the choreographic assistant on the set of Disney’s “Oz, the Great and Powerful” and a credited dancer in “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas”. In collaboration with Jaclyn Walsh, Brandon has presented work at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival in 2015 and 2018 and at Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, CO in 2019 as part of Larry Keigwin’s “Dynamic Duets”. Brandon has served as a faculty member with the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, the Southern Association of Dance Masters and as a faculty member in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is a current dancer with Take Root dance company and a company instructor for Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Brandon also has been teaching weekly Dance for Parkinson’s classes hosted at the Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit to individuals afflicted by Parkinson’s disease for the past 3 years.

Chase Hudson is a graduate of Pace University in New York City with a BFA in Commercial Dance.

Since living in the city, Chase has worked for and been mentored by industry professionals such as Jess Hendricks, Rudy Abreu, Kirsten Russell, Shannon Mather, Rhonda Miller, Lauren Gaul, and Scott Jovovich. He now has curated a specific style in teaching and choreography, which has caused a heavy demand for his work both nationally and internationally.

In October of 2019, Chase presented 2 pieces of choreography at the Schimmel Theater in NYC for Pace University’s commercial dance intensive showcase. He is also a noted faculty member in the convention circuit, traveling the country with Alpha Dance Convention and Transcend Tour.

Duncan Cooper received most of his training at San Francisco Ballet and was the first recipient of The Lew Christensen scholarship for the most outstanding Male dancer. In addition he was the first student to be promoted from the school directly into the company where he spent 5 years.

He then joined The Dance Theater of Harlem as a principal dancer for 9 years where he performed leading roles Like Albrecht in Giselle , Jerome Robbins Fancy Free, and many more.

He has Performed a multitude of lead roles with New York City Ballet, Washington Ballet, Royal Birmingham Ballet.

Duncan Cooper has also been a long-standing faculty member with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Revel Dance Convention and is currently the Grand Ambassador at Universal Ballet Competition.

Mr. Cooper continues to travel around the country and abroad teaching, choreographing, and passing on his craft as a dance educator. In addition he founded Duncan Cooper Workshops, where he offers high level instruction, with intense energy, inspirational classes, pushing students to expand their personal boundaries.

Issac Morganis trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical. His training extends from Artistry In Motion Dance School where he trained under Gwendolyn Smith, Crystall White-Winkler, Theresa White, Bruce Bradley, and Rita Mosley. Isaac has won numerous dance competitions and awards including Dance Masters “Mr. Dance of Michigan. Additionally, Isaac was a student at Oklahoma City University where he studied under the direction of Joe Rowan, Robert Reed, and Susan Hebauch, just to name a few. Isaac continues to be recognized for his choreography and artistic visions in dance. He has been awarded choreography awards from Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Tapology Tap Festival ,under the direction of Alfred Bruce Bradley, and Diane “Lady Di” Walker. Isaac has toured with Holland America Cruise lines, he was a member of the dance cast of Angela Burrow-Dunlaps “My Sweet Potatoe Pie” starring recording artist Ginuwine, Sherman Hemsley, and John Henton. He has also worked with the North American International Auto Show for BMW. He has been featured on Fox 2 News with Charles Pugh, and WDIV 4 for his work as the founder of Michigan’s premiere tap company, Notorious Tappers L.L.C. Based in Detroit, Mi, we are an ALL STUDIO tap company.

Jill Cassidy is a professional dancer, choreographer, certified Xtend Barre and TRX instructor and founder of Motor City Choreography Collective. Jill’s professional career has included stage, film and television credits. Her award winning choreography can be seen locally all over the Metro Detroit area, nationally and internationally. On top of studio and company work, Jill choreographs for high school and college dance teams and has been an adjunct Professor of Dance at Oakland University and now currently at Wayne State University. Jill was the choreographer for the television series The Wannabes airing on Starz Family. She works with Detroit casinos, MGM Detroit and Motor City Casino, and judges for Dance Force Xpress competitions. Jill has a BA Degree in Communications from Oakland University.

Kyle Halford, originally from Illinois, graduated summa cum laude in 2021 from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Business Administration. During his time at U of A, Mr. Halford received the Maria C. Mendel Scholarship for excellence in ballet as well as the Undergraduate Creative Achievement Award highlighting his many performances across multiple dance forms. He performed works by prestigious choreographers such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Larry Keigwin, and Gregory Dawson. He also trained in summer programs with Hubbard Street, NW Dance Project, LINES Ballet, and Visceral. Mr. Halford joined Eisenhower Dance Detroit as a Company Member in 2021. He now performs with the company across the country and teaches at the School of Eisenhower Dance Detroit. With EDD, he has performed works by EDD Artistic Director Stephanie Pizzo, Micaela Taylor, Maleek Washington, Norbert De La Cruz III, and many others.

Madeline Deck is an Alumni of Juliana’s Academy of dance having graduated in 2021, and now attends the University of Michigan. Maddie has toured with Velocity Dance Convention as an MVA Pro and MVA(+) and performed with Todrick Hall, Now United and Madison Beer.

Natalie Miramontes is a professional entertainer & dancer with recognized achievements in award-winning productions, entertainment tours, innovative modern hip hop dance groups & NBA dance teams. Originally from the Bay Area, Natalie got her start by co-founding the groundbreaking hip hop group Soul Conspiracy. Since then through her career in the NBA, she has traveled around the world making stops in England, China, Italy, Japan and everywhere in-between dancing, choreographing and performing with some of the best in the business.

Some of her choreography and dancing can been seen behind acts like Flo Rida, T-Pain, Jay Sean, Bobby Brown, Taio Cruz, Salt N Pepa, Gladys Knight, MC Hammer, Travie McCoy, Naughty By Nature, Sheila E, Morris Day, Gym Class Heroes, 112, Robin S, Vanilla Ice, The Temptations, Doug E Fresh, DJ Kool, Baby Bash & Black Sheep.

Natalie spent 6 seasons in the NBA as a dancer, choreographer and a captain. Currently, Natalie is the Director of the Detroit Pistons Dancer

Tina Caspary grew up in the Southern California dance scene and has worked in every major facet of the entertainment industry. Her career as a dancer, actor and educator has been varied and fulfilling. Her work includes appearances with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reba McEntire and she was a principal dancer on the Academy Awards for 5 years under Debbie Allen’s tutelage. Tina was a featured actress in four motion pictures: My Mom’s a Werewolf, Mac & Me, Teen Witch, and Can’t Buy Me Love, as well as many made for television movies like News at Eleven, Combat High, and TV sitcoms Silver Spoons, Married with Children, and Growing Pains. She has also appeared in countless TV commercials and industrials. Tina is a successful dance entrepreneur, with her popular brand of quality, dance-inspired activewear, Ktrna, now in its 22nd year producing goods for dancers. However, her true passion is being a technical trainer. Tina owned her own dance studio in Downey, CA, Studio C, for 10 years and trained many of today’s premier dancers, ballerinas and choreographers before spending the last 20 years as a traveling master teacher and choreographer inspiring future generations across the world to live their best life.

8 & under

August 7th-10th

$ 350
175 Deposit due June 26th
175 Balance due July 24th

The Fine Print

Students are placed according to their age.

All fees are non-refundable, no exceptions.


Fusion is required for all JAOD competition dancers.


13 & Older

4:00-5:30PM | Alison Ingelstrom | Warm-Up/Muscial Theater
5:30-6:00PM | Dinner
6:00-7:00PM | Grace Derocha | Nutrition Class w/ Parents
7:00-8:00PM | Issac Morgan | Tap
8:00-9:00PM | Jill Cassidy | Jazz

4:00-5:30PM | Kyle Halford | Warm-Up/Jazz
5:30-6:30PM | Natalie Miramontes | Hip-Hop
6:30-7:00PM | Dinner
7:00-9:00PM | Alison Ingelstrom | Warm-up/Contemporary

4:00-6:00PM | Duncan Cooper | Ballet
6:00-6:30PM | Dinner
6:30-7:30PM | Jill Cassidy | Warm-Up/Jazz
7:30-9:00PM | Aaron Parkhurst | Tap

4:00-5:30PM | Duncan Cooper | Ballet
5:30-6:30PM | Chase Hudson | Jazz
6:30-7:00PM | Dinner
7:00-8:00PM | Aaron Parkhurst | Tap
8:00-9:00PM | Tina Caspary | Jazz

10:00-11:00AM | Brandon Koepsell | Ballet
11:00-12:00PM | TBD | Contemporary
12:00-12:30PM | Lunch
12:30-1:30PM | TBD | Musical Theater
1:30-2:30PM | Chase Hudson | Jazz
2:30-3:30PM | Tina Caspary | Jazz

9-12 Year Old

4:00-5:30PM | Jill Cassidy | Warm-Up/Jazz
5:30-6:00PM | Dinner
6:00-7:00PM | Alison Ingelstrom | Warm-Up/Musical Theater
7:00-8:00PM | Grace Derocha | Nutrition Class w/ Parents
8:00-9:00PM | Issac Morgan | Tap

4:00-5:30PM | Alison Ingelstrom | Warm-up/Contemporary
5:30-6:30PM | Kyle Halford | Contemporary
6:30-7:00PM | Dinner
7:00-8:00PM | Natalie Miramontes | Hip-Hop
8:00-9:00PM | Issac Morgan | Tap

4:00-5:30PM | Aaron Parkhurst | Tap
5:30-6:30PM | Jill Cassidy | Jazz
6:30-7:00PM | Dinner
7:00-9:00PM | Duncan Cooper | Ballet

4:00-5:30PM | Tina Caspary | Jazz
5:30-6:30PM | Aaron Parkhurst | Tap
6:30-7:00PM | Dinner
7:00-8:00PM | Duncan Cooper | Ballet
8:00-9:00PM | Brandon Koepsell | Contemporary

10:00-11:00AM | Chase Hudson | Jazz
11:00-12:00PM | Brandon Koepsell | Improv
12:00-12:30PM | Lunch
12:30-2:00PM | Tina Caspary | Warm-up/ Across Floor/ Jazz
2:00-3:30PM | TBD | Contemporary

8 & Younger

4:00-5:00PM | Maddie Deck | Warm-Up/Jazz
5:00-5:45PM | Issac Morgan | Tap
5:45-6:15PM | Dinner
6:15-7:00PM | Jill Cassidy | Lyrical
7:00-8:00PM | Maddie Deck | Jazz

4:00-5:00PM | Natalie Miramontes | Hip-Hop
5:00-6:00PM | Issac Morgan | Tap
6:00-6:30PM | Dinner
6:30-8:00PM | Kyle Halford | Warm-up/ Across Floor/ Jazz

4:00-5:00PM | Maddie Deck | Warm-up/ Across Floor
5:00-5:45PM | Maddie Deck | Hip Hop
5:45-6:15PM | Dinner
6:15-7:00PM | Aaron Parkhurst | Tap
7:00-8:00PM | Maddie Deck | Lyrical

4:00-5:00PM | Chase Hudson | Jazz
5:00-5:45PM | Brandon Koepsell | Lyrical
5:45-6:15PM | Dinner
6:15-7:00PM | Brandon Koepsell | Jazz
7:00-8:00PM | Duncan Cooper | Ballet