Dance Fusion is the creation of Dr. Linda Simon, a Scottsdale Chiropractor, an entrepreneur who loves dance and fitness. It is a fun, safe, and supportive environment for all levels of dance and fitness, fusing the benefits of both. “Fusion” describes the complementary, eclectic mix of disciplines.
Located in the Scottsdale Airpark, the studio features two dance and fitness spaces with real maple spring wood floors, professional sound equipment, a one-of-a-kind dance library stocked with books and DVDs, and a showcase area for parties, trunk shows, and special events.
Dr. Linda Simon, Owner
“Dance is for joy. There is no reason for anyone of any profession or age to stop dancing just because they have passed 18. With Dance Fusion, there is a new and exciting home.”
“Dance is for JOY!” – Fred Kelly
“That was the philosophy of my mentor, Fred Kelly, my inspiration for the dream of Dance Fusion. That’s me he is pointing to at 19, tapping with Fred at Pace University, NYC in 1980! He inspired me to tap and perform. He inspired everyone who knew him.”
Fred always said he was a better dance than his brother, Gene Kelly. Check out this link, he was right!”
Linda Simon is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Scottsdale and established Simon Chiropractic in 1986 with her husband, Dr. Ira Simon. Dr. Simon has two wonderful sons.
She is currently a faculty member of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and a facutly member of Life West Chiropractic college for their off-site continuing education program. Dr. Ira Simon was a published author and lecturer. Dr. Linda Simon studied jazz and tap with Fred Kelly at Pace University, NYC. She rediscovered her love a dance a few years ago, and now enjoys Tap, Jazz, Belly Dance, Pilates, and Yoga.
Meet the staff
Carolina Lee has been with Dance Fusion from the start of the studio. Her passion for dance comes from her mother, a Hollywood professional Belly Dancer (see her in the film Quo Vadis with Peter Ustinov). Carol brings her joy and love for dance to our studio.
Carol works at the front desk, is responsible for a deep cleaning, and supplies. She is proficient in Hungarian. Meet Carol on Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. Thank you, Carol!
Taylor Smith is from Los Angeles, California. She was part of the first Step team at her high school, and is excited to be a part of Dance Fusion. She is our Front Desk receptionist.
Taylor has been passionate about dance since sixth grade and would join every activity in school related to dance. Most of the time you can catch her dancing, no matter where she is at.
Gabriella Squicciarini, Studio Manager
Gabriella Squicciarini has lived in the valley for over forty years. She, along with her husband, are proud parents of two teenagers.
She began dancing in her early years of college and then, while enrolled in business college, started taking ballet classes at Arizona State University. Gabriella has been dancing in the adult ballet program at Ballet Arizona for over 25 years. In 2012, Ballet Arizona invited her to perform an acting role. She was a lady in waiting in their production of Swan Lake. She has danced for Acrosante’s Vivaldi’s festival for the Terspicore Comapany.
Bianca Squicciarini, Social Media Marketing
Bianca Squicciarini is studying Communications and Digital Audiences at Arizona State University.
Her love for dance began when she was three years old. She has extensive dance training in Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Jazz. She is also a balck belt in Wado style karate and enjoys photography.
Bianca has brought many creative visual ideas to Dance Fusion. We are thrilled to have Bianca working for us!
Diana Tomasi, Outreach and Growth
Diana Tomasi has performed as a featured soloist for several exclusive vocal ensembles in Northern and Southern California. She has a degree in Music, Vocal Performance from Irvine Valley College.
Diana is an avid hiker and loves to sing, dance, and perform. She is dedicated to provide community education, awareness, and involvement in the performing arts.
In Aptos, California, she performed with the Dance Synergy Troupe in numberous Cabaret Shows. She has been the Executive Director of two non-profit performing arts organization. She is excited to bring her experience to Dance Fusion to help promote growth and awareness of the performing arts in non-competitive environment. She is married to Bob, a retired Executive and has two grown sons living in Colorado.
Kim Jansen is a student at Scottsdale Community College completing her AAFA in Dance. She has extensive experience with Latin Ballroom dancing, Salsa, and West Coast Swing. She loves dance, teaching, and working with children.
Kim’s role with the studio is to coordinate and teach the Girl Scout program for 2023-2024. She also helps with the website and Front Desk.
Resident Mural Artist!
Brittany Michelle Johnson is a local artist, musician, and muralist in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated in 2017 from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in music performance, and has since been teaching private music lessons and exploring her passion for art and painting. Brittany enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking with her fiancé; the national parks, forests, and cities they travel to are inspiration for many of her paintings. Brittany works with mostly acrylic paints and canvas. Her paintings are brightly colored and bold, with attention to detail and defined brush strokes. Recent painting series have included desert flowers, flower bouquets, landscapes, and endangered species. She also works on commissioned paintings and murals. Brittany loves to perform and teach music. She plays clarinet seasonally with the Tempe Winds, and currently has over 30 students learning to play clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, guitar, ukulele, and music theory. She teaches private in-home music lessons and at Linton-Milano Music in Mesa.
Brittany M. Johnson https://brittanymichellestudio.com
M.M. Music Performance: Arizona State University (2017)
B.M. Music Performance: Otterbein University (2015)
Member, International Clarinet Association