Ali Corbett // Owner, Artistic Director
For the past 12 years, Miss Ali has been a part of the Dance Fusion of Harrisburg family. A native of Mount Pleasant, NC, Miss Ali began dancing at the age of 4 at The Studio, formerly located in Concord, NC. At the age of 12, Miss Ali began her training at Dance Fusion, under the instruction of Mrs. Lauren & Mrs. Vikki Artuso, and became a member of the very 1st competition team at DFH. As a competitive dancer, Miss Ali received numerous high score placements and special judges awards.
Throughout her high school years, Miss Ali was very involved in the theatre department at MPHS and also served as an assistant teacher to Mrs. Lauren. After graduating from high school in 2014, Miss Ali continued her education at Rowan Cabarrus Community College while also taking on a new role at Dance Fusion as a dance instructor for the recreational dance program. Since 2014, Miss Ali has expanded her teaching scope to include both recreational and competitive level classes at DFH. As a choreographer, Miss Ali's routines have placed consistently with highest overall scores and received choreography awards. Additionally, in 2020, Miss Ali became Acro dance certified through Acrobatic Arts.
Miss Ali feels fortunate to call Dance Fusion of Harrisburg her dance home and is excited to continue sharing her passion for dance & performing with her students as the new owner and artistic director of DFH.
Lauren Hinson // Founder, Dance Instructor
Lauren, a 2007 graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a BA in dance, has been teaching all over NC for the past 18 years. Her choreography has been recognized by many in the competition industry and has won numerous 1st place and overall awards. After being accepted into the School of American Ballet, in New York City, NY at the age of 12, Lauren chose to continue her dance training at Broadway Dance Center, also in NYC, and in Winston-Salem, NC at North Carolina School of the Arts. Lauren spent many winters performing in The Nutcracker with Dance Theatre of Fayetteville in Fayetteville, NC dancing such roles as Clara, Spanish, and Dew Drop. Lauren was also very active in Cape Fear Regional Theatre, performing in musicals including, The King and I, Music Man, and Grease. Before entering into college, Lauren spent her summers as head choreographer for CFRT's summer drama camps, teaching musical theatre style routines to children of all ages. While at UNCC, Lauren was a member of the dance team, The Golddusters, under the instruction of Veronica Bradley-Badgett.
Mrs. Lauren coached for the Harrisburg Cowboys' (Pop Warner) cheerleading program during their 2008 season and previously worked as an orthodontic assistant at Chad Johnson Orthodontics in Harrisburg Town Center. In Mrs. Lauren's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad and their daughter, Mary-Creighton. Mrs. Lauren owned and directed Dance Fusion of Harrisburg for 12 years and is thrilled to get back to teaching, choreographing, and sharing her love of dance with her students.
Valerie Eaton // Acro Instructor
Miss Val began her dance career in New Jersey at the age of four at the Modern Academy of Fine Arts and continued at Kelly O'Shea's Performing Arts in North Carolina for seven years. She danced competitively and traveled around parts of North Carolina and New York to perform. Miss Val has taught various styles of dance
and tumbling classes since 2006 and has choreographed award winning
performances at the competitive level. As an instructor, Miss Val hopes to instill confidence, passion, and joy within each student as they dance and tumble.
In addition, Miss Val is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor.
Makayla Church Rosenberger // Ballet Instructor
Mrs. MaKayla graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Dance Education from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has experience teaching students of all ages and currently teaches public school dance. Her ballet training began at NorthWestern Studios and SG Ballet in Boone, North Carolina. She continued studying ballet at UNCC with Gretchen Alterowitz, Delia Neil, Renee Oliver, and former ABT dancer Melissa Coyle. In 2017 and 2018 Makayla trained with Paul Taylor American Modern Dance in New York City. During their intensives she studied both ballet and modern, and performed famous Taylor works. Makayla is passionate about helping students reach their fullest potential and find their artistry in dance.
Lauren Porterfield // Dance Instructor
Lauren Porterfield is a recent college graduate and current NBA dancer for the Charlotte Hornets. Before joining the Honey Bees, she was a member of the High Point University Dance Team, and served as a captain for 2 seasons. Additionally, Lauren grew up dancing from the age of three and competed for 10 years, winning various first place and overall awards and scholarships. She is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique, and well trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics.
Harrison Culbreth // Tap Instructor
Harrison Culbreth is an international performer, teacher, choreographer, producer and entrepreneur based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a highly accomplished tap artist who has quickly developed his own up beat; energetic, and distinctive tap style. With a unique blend of heart, drive and admiration for the art, Harrison has become a highly qualified tap instructor throughout the country. Harrison loves to educate and challenge aspiring tappers to reach their fullest potential. He has taught and choreographed top scoring routines at several of the nation’s Top 50 studios, as ranked by Dancer Magazine. Harrison's choreography has been nominated for an Industry Dance Award.
Over the last several years Harrison has made an impact on several top dog competitions in the game. He has worked with Endless Talent, Applause Talent, Encore DCS, Star Talent, Epic Dance Showcase and Thunderstruck completing various task. Harrison travels the country weekly directing, hosting, announcing, producing, teaching and creating choreography for the events.
Devinne Cook // Guest Choreographer
Miss Devinne recently completed her Rookie season with the Carolina Panther TopCats. Prior to this experience Devinne received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in contemporary. Studying Cunningham, Limon, Counter Technique and more as well as performing work by Doug Varone, Trisha Brown and Robyn Mineko Wlliams. Through out her time dancing she has spent many of those years teaching a variety of styles including tap, contemporary, jazz and ballet at local dance studios in both Maryland and North Carolina. Aside from her Pro Cheer experience Devinne has performed in theatre plays, been featured in Pointe Magazine, and completed her Masters in Business.
Carly Griffin // Guest Choreographer
Carly is a recent college graduate from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance, Choreography, and Theory. She has spent her life dedicated to dance and chose to continue her training after college in Los Angeles’ most iconic studio, Millennium Dance Complex where she achieved a certificate in Comprehensive Dance Training. She has award winning choreography in the competition dance industry and is an advocate for challenging dancers in their passion, artistry and technique. She believes the keys to life are a little bit of coffee, dancing and a lot of love.