Heather Koerkenmeier-Edwards

Founder and Artistic Director

Heather began dancing at the age of 2 years old. Miss Heather began her dance training under Pat Fields at Pat Fields School of Dance in Highland. Later, Miss Heather continued her training at Encore Dance Academy and under Patti Woods-Harrington at Belleville School of Ballet. As a child and young teenager, Heather got to work with the Missouri State Ballet in the Nutcracker at the Fox Theater. Heather completed her undergraduate work at SIU Edwardsville studying under J. Calvin Jarrell, Paula Beals, Mikey Thomas and numerous other staff and guest artists. Miss Heather's professional work includes The Muny and Atrek Dance Collective. Miss Heather began teaching dance at the age of 16 and has continued to learn and grow in her field. Heather opened Fusion Dance Center in Greenville in 2004. Later, Heather joined a world wide organization, More Than Just Great Dancing, to bring the best business and classroom practices to the communities of Greenville and Hillsboro. "It has been an amazing journey to see my childhood dreams come true."

Jessica Robards

Impact Director and Instructor

Jessica is a stay at home mom to 3 amazing little boys.  Jessica began dancing years old. She has been on staff since 2006, but did take off time when she went to college. Jessica re-joined our staff when she moved back to the area in 2011. Miss Jessica always looks forward to the beginning of the year to see our returning students and meet our new students. 

Julie Doll


Julie has taught for FDC for over 5 years. Before that she taught at other metro East area Dance Studios. Julie is a Nurse practitioner in Greenville, Il. Julie's studied Nursing and Dance at SIUE. She enjoys watching her athletic son at his sporting events and her daughter is a dancer at FDC. 

Mindi Armbruster

Accounts Manager and Instructor

Miss Mindi has been with FDC for 3 years. She teaches our tiniest Hillsboro dancers. She is also the face you see at the Hillsboro studio front desk. Her daughter Clara is also one of our assistants and is in her 6th year at FDC.

Brittany Phillips


Brittany is new to our FDC staff. Brittany is a Sophmore at Greenville University studying Exercise Science. She will be teaching some our younger dancers and assisting in other classes. Brittany is excited to join FDC's staff and meet the kids and families.

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