Kristin Williams
Principal

Kristin

Growing up in Hertfordshire Kristin knew after her very first dance lesson, at the age of 3 that this was what she wanted to do when she grew up, and so the story began…

Kristin’s passion has always been dance. Being able to tell a story and express feeling through movement was what she did best.  Kristin spent many precious hours of her early life choreographing. Her formative years of dancing (from age 3-19) were spent at Harrison College (now Margaret Howard College) and Kristin was trained by Elizabeth Harrison. Upon completion of her dancing exams Kristin went on to Performers College and onward to train in New York, regularly at the Broadway Dance Centre.

Following on from this training Kristin went on to dance and choreograph professionally both in the UK and abroad, taking principal roles as well as understudying for lead parts. She has performed at the London Palladium and Sadlers Wells to name but a few and has made TV appearances.

Kristin’s passion for inspiring children and teaching is proven through her continued training as a teacher and her desire to give her students up to date and fresh ideas. Kristin has and continues to advance with  a course called “The Pulse” in New York where she trains with some of the worlds top choreographers including Brian Friedman, Laurie-Ann Gibson, Tyce Diorio and Cris Judd. Her passion to pass, not only dance, training but to give individuals her time to build confidence, inspire them and to reach the potential of their drams is very apparent as second nature to Kristin.


Amy Butterfield
Street Dance Teacher

Amy trained at London Studio Centre. Indulging her love for theatre and hip-hop, she worked as a performer, Dance Captain, and ultimately Resident Director for the European and International Tours of ‘Bounce – The Street Dance Sensation’ 2002-2005. She later joined ZooNation as a dancer and creative team member; choreographing for and performing in the original production of ‘Into The Hoods’.

Alongside her performing career, Amy began teaching at Pineapple Dance Studios and various dance schools and colleges across London. She now specialises in street dance styles including popping, locking, old skool, basic breakdance and commercial.

She loves training aspiring performers of all ages and recently assisted in the creation of the current West End musical ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’, and the debut production of Dax O’Callaghan’s ‘Soldier’.

Amy is excited to be joining the Fusion team!

Katherine Tyler
Ballet Teacher

Katherine trained at her local dancing school in Oxfordshire before going on to train professionally at the Urdang Academy of Performing Arts. After graduating and various professional jobs she went to America to teach dance on a summer camp which is where she attributes her love of teaching today. Upon returning to the UK she obtained her I.S.T.D teaching certificates and now has 20 years experience teaching Ballet to all ages at various dancing schools and colleges across London and Hertfordshire.

Ellie Barker
Saturday Assistant

Ellie started dancing at the age of 3 doing Ballet classes once a week, followed quickly by dancing Jazz, Modern and Tap alongside Ballet, loving them all! At the age of 7  Ellie started Performing Arts classes and had training in Musical Theatre, Drama and Film studies. She has performed in several musicals such as Annie and Grease at the Aylesbury Water side Theatre, where she was cast as a Principal dancer both times,West Side Story at Milton Keynes Theatre, Beauty and the Beast at the Swan Theatre High Wycombe, and Fame at the Tring Court Theatre.

She has also performed twice at Her Majesty’s Theatre, West End and took a part as ensemble in the 2014 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Pantomime of Cinderella.

Ellie is so grateful for this opportunity to work with such an amazing team!

Verity Bentham
Guest Faculty

Verity trained at the Central School of Ballet, London and was awarded a three year diploma with distinction in 1999. Her voice is Mezzo soprano with a high belt, Verity’s professional experience is vast and includes, Matilda, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance (lead vocalist), The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and his amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Footloose and Chicago, to name but a few. She has also made several TV appearances.