About Us


Our Mission

FUSION Performing Dance Academy (FPDA) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization offering the gift of dance and fitness classes to under served children and adults in the East Los Angeles and City of Commerce communities. With a professional staff and a high-energy atmosphere, FPDA provides comprehensive and personalized dance training to both the recreational dancer as well as the aspiring professional. We encourage the following goals for all our students: Character Development, Self-Confidence, Leadership, and Creative Expression. 

Welcome to a FUSION of life!


Executive/Artistic Director Note

FUSION Performing Dance Academy was a dream that I am now making a reality.  I grew up watching re-runs of the TV show FAME, while running around my living room leaping off of the furniture. My family could not afford dance classes so I was unable to start dancing until I was a freshman in college. After I graduated high school, I enrolled in the Theatre Dance Program at Northern Illinois University where I was able to realize the dream of becoming a dancer. Within three semesters, a dance company scouted me and my professional dance career began. 

After moving to Los Angeles, I was forced to stop my dance training due to low finances and the high cost of classes. The realization that there must be other kids, adults, and professionals in the community, who just like me, had financial constraints keeping them from getting formal training, ignited my dream to make an affordable dance academy a reality. 

Building a program for under served children with hopes of taking their first dance class, offering classes for adults to learn movement, social dances and enjoy a fitness workout together and providing affordable classes for professionals to continue to excel in their art, became a reality in 2008. I wanted to build a home for dance enthusiast, beginners and professionals alike - no matter their financial situation. I aimed to create a community comprised of a broad-based ethnic and social mix of individuals who share a love of dance and theatre - working together towards common goals. I wanted to make sure talent would have equal opportunity to be nurtured despite income. And finally, I wanted to educate and expose the art of dance. 

FPDA now promotes and enhances the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of confidence, belonging and inner strength. It gives kids a productive place to go after school and a place to meet new friends surrounded by positive mentors. I have invited the best instructors whose knowledge and experience as dancers and/or choreographer structure classes to the appropriate level and age.

Finally, my dance company in residency at the academy provides positive role models giving students incentive of what can be achieved if they work hard. When I received my dance scholarship, each time I watched the company rehearse, an extra push and energy was evident in me and I would strive to follow in their footsteps and achieve their status. 

FPDA is helping make dreams of dance become a reality. Looking forward to meeting you soon. 


Studio Rental

Auditions, teaching, events, master classes, rehearsals, zumbathons, meetings, filming

S. Cole Studio 

1,320 sq. ft. of sprung dance floor

24’ X 55' 

17’ high ceilings

J. S. Kahn Studio 

225 sq. ft. for privates 

ipod, cd, fans, bathroom, on site parking, lobby area, roll up door, changing room, clean and private. 

Our Current Class Offerings

Hip-Hop incorporates creative movement in acrobatics, karate, and gymnastics. Isolations in locking, popping, and break dancing are fused with modern and jazz movements.

Contemporary illustrates the unique invention of a particular choreographer. The choreographer, much like a writer, creates his/her own language to express concepts, narratives, and emotions in a very singular fashion. 

Jazz Funk integrates soul, hip-hop and R&B music and styles into jazz lyrical and funk movements. 

Flamenco focuses on basic technique with an emphasis on mastering the critical relationship between baile (dance), toque (the music), and cante (singing) of Spanish dance form. 

ALL Children classes are ONLY

 $8.00 per class 

Monthly Card Discount Available

($25.00 Annual Registration Contribution)

* Specialty classes: $10.00 per class

*Each class requires at least 5 attendees

        Dress Code for all classes:

    Dance Attire

FUSION T-shirt and black 

tights or leggings  


For Private Classes or Quinceaneras and Weddings please contact: 


Independent Contractor Classes have different fees, they are not part of Fusion class prices.

Class Schedule 2020 (pdf)


HOLIDAYS Closures (pdf)


FUSION Performing Dance Academy

They are why we are here


Dance 2 Make A Difference (D2MAD)


Contemporary Class



Choreography: Albertossy Espinoza

Dancers: Ariana Anaya, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Jeanete Vasquez

Awakenings & Beginnings International Dance Festival



Choreography: Albertossy Espinoza

Dancers: Ariana Anaya, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Jeanete Vasquez

Banning Summer Nights


"Hip Hop Fusion"

Choreography: Kassy Francis

Dancers: Hip Hop Class

FUSION Holiday Celebration


"Girl Power"

Choreography: Albertossy Espinoza

Dancers: Jazz Funk Class

FUSION Holiday Celebration