Teachers & Staff

Alissa Deutsch

Director & Founder | Dance Instructor
Alissa Deutsch is the founder and owner of FUSION Dance Company. She has been involved in the dance industry since 1997. Alissa has trained at many prestigious dance studios in the Chicagoland area including; Gus Giordano, Joel Hall, and Lou Conte Dance Studios. She has also trained in Los Angeles, California, at Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. Over the past 20 years, Alissa has taught dance in the north shore of Chicago at private dance studios and had guest residencies at area High Schools. She has also travels and set choreography at many studios and schools in and around the Midwest. In 2001, Alissa founded FUSION Dance Company, a competitive hip hop dance company for kids ages 7 through 18. Throughout her many years teaching dance, she also worked with kids each summer at a day camp for the past 20 years, ensuring each child’s day was filled with fun, smiles, and memories to last a lifetime. Her love and passion for dance coupled with her ability to bond with kids of various ages has lead her to her success in teaching.

Ali Fishman

Assistant Director | Dance Instructor
Ali Fishman is the Assistant Director and a founding member of FUSION Dance Company. With training from esteemed choreographers at Monsters of Hip Hop, Debbie Reynolds, and Millennium dance studios, Ali has many years of experience in the dance industry.  She’s also been a member of professional hip hop companies like The Misses and Dance 2XS. As an instructor, Ali has worked in various categories within the dance world. She’s been a choreographer for the Stevenson High School Poms team, directed three musicals at Bannockburn School, and taught at Sole 2 Sole dance studio for 14 years. As a professional dancer, Ali’s recounts her most exciting moment as dancing behind Janet Jackson on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Teaching is her number one passion and seeing the growth in her students is her biggest reward.

New Faculty

Dance Instructors
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