Dancefusion Academy of Dance

Our Artistic Staff

Dancefusion has some of the most sought after teachers in Alberta. These exceptional teachers inspire their students to become better dancers!

Tanya Berry

Tanya Berry


Tanya was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and has been training in the art of dance since the age of 3, with experience in Cecchetti ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop. She started her training in the Grant McEwen children’s dance program, eventually transferring to Lecky’s School of Dance, and The St. Albert Children’s Theater.  She has participated in a number of various dance competitions and workshops throughout the country.  As time went on she discovered her love for teaching children and encouraging them in the art and a talent and extreme passion for choreography. She has achieved her Cecchetti Associate teaching Diploma, and participates in various freelance choreography opportunities throughout the city, working with such companies as The Ashley Berry Dance Company, Nextfest, and The International Fringe Festival here in Edmonton.

Tayla Haswell

Tayla Haswell

Tayla began dancing at the age of 8 with the Ingrid Green Academy of Ballet in Durban, South Africa. She trained solely in Classical Ballet until the age of 13 when herself and her family moved to Canada. Tayla then began training at the Vimy Ridge Academy’s Professional Dance Program through the Edmonton School of Ballet. Here she trained extensively in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Contemporary. During her time with ESB Tayla trained in the Cecchetti method and received her Advanced 1 certificate, she also trained in the RAD method and received her Advanced 2 certificate. Tayla joined the Edmonton Festival Ballet at the age of 14 and thoroughly enjoyed her time as a soloist with the company for 4 years. She is very grateful for all the guest choreographers she was able to work with and the many performance opportunities she had with the company. Throughout her training Tayla was able to attend various training and performance based programs throughout Canada and parts of the USA – including Toronto, Vancouver, New York and many more. Upon graduating from the Vimy Ridge Dance program Tayla was honored to receive the Margret Flynn Award through the Edmonton School of Ballet. She then moved to Sherwood Park and continued her training at Dance Fusion Academy of Dance. The past year training with Fusion has been an incredible experience for her as a student and Tayla is thrilled to be joining the team again this year as a staff member, as well as, balancing her first year of University. Tayla is working towards a career in Occupational Therapy. She is looking forward to the many new and exciting things happening for the studio this year and is honored to be involved!

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Sherwood Park, AB T8A 6J7

Call 780.464.6963


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