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Fusion Dances the Night Away

By: Christina Morris, Senior Communications Intern

On January 15, the Notre Dame Dance Performance, Intermediate Dance and Dance Classes proudly presented Fusion ‘19 in the Yvonne Theater at Rider University.
Fusion is an annual Dance Show performed by all three of ND’s Dance Classes. A variety of dance styles such as jazz, tap, and contemporary are performed at Fusion.

Six solos were showcased during the evening, including from Senior Dance Performance Captains, Giana Adragna and Paige Aita. Phoebe Cramer, Olivia Martin, Hope Aita, and Maddy Kitlas also had solos. In addition to these six performances, each dance class had group numbers.

The show was opened by sophomore Phoebe Cramer and her solo “Doctor’s Orders” and was closed with a performance from the Dance Performance class called “Too Darn Hot.” This year’s Fusion was a fun and upbeat show that made the audience want to dance.

The show was directed and choreographed by Dance Teacher Mrs. Gibilisco. Lauren Haugen also teaches and assisted in choreographing Dance Class. Senior Giana Adragna choreographed the tap routine in the Dance Performance number “Cups.”

The evening ran smoothly with assistance from stage managers Anna Carroll and Ashley Pillsbury. The Fusion performers would like to thank the Gibiliscos, Ms. Ivins, Mrs. Barlow, Mrs. MacIsaac and Mrs. Lenihan for their continued love and support.

Congratulations to the following dancers on another successful Fusion!

Dance Performance
Giana Adragna
Hope Aita
Paige Aita
Alyssa Bianchi
Olivia Brodtman
Phoebe Cramer
Madeline Kitlas
Olivia Martin
Taylor Okamura
Brielle Ponticello

Intermediate Dance
Isabella Bruno
Brianna Coppola
Isabella Dussias
James Elwell
Katherine Halili
Lauren Linder
Grace Lombardi
Cristina Madaio
Anna Piacentino
Natalia Piedrahita
Jordan Polefka
Anna Stout

Dance Class
Gabriella Begley
Kathryn Black
Gianna Blanche
Grace Conboy
Maeve Evanovich
Lauren Fetzer
Bridget Hoyt
Paige Hyman
Jessica Jumamil
Katie Kay
Dora Krstic
Isabella LaTorre
Jillian Lee
Amanda Marrazzo
Rose Mulardelis
Alannis Penafiel
Alyssa Poveromo
Kayla Reinhardt
Rachel Relstab
Ashley Reme
Gianna Santoro
Madelynn Schaber
Carolyn Smith
Sofia Staub
 
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