Owner and Head Instructor
Heather Boes is owner and head instructor of Fusion Dance-Carroll. Heather grew up taking classes at Debera's School of Dance, now Fusion Dance, for 18 years. After high school she attended the University of Iowa and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in dance. Also she was a member and co-captain of the University of Iowa dance team where she cheered for Hawkeye football and basketball games. After college Heather moved back to her hometown of Carroll and began teaching dance for her mother, Deb, at Debera's School of Dance. In 2010 Heather took ownership of the studio and the name was changed to Fusion Dance-Carroll. Heather's twin sister, Heidi, also owns Fusion Dance-Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. Heather is certified under Dance Masters of America to teach. She is married to Eric and they have five children, Emma, Jadyn, John, Izabelle and Mason. Heather loves her job and teaching the art of dance to others.
Makinze Nichols is from Templeton, Iowa and is in her third year teaching with Fusion Dance and coaching the Carroll PAWS Dance Team. Makinze has been dancing since the age of three and began her training with Debera's School of Dance, now Fusion Dance-Carroll. Makinze was an assistant instructor for Fusion Dance all through high school. She also spent her high school days dancing on the Kuemper KIX Dance Team. After high school Makinze attended The University of Iowa where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Minor in Business. Makinze trained with Iowa's renowned instructors and performed works by Annett Shaedlich-Hendrix, Charlotte Adams, Alan Sener, Eloy Barragan, Deanna Carter, Melinda Myers, Chris Masters, and Zoe Bennett. Makinze also produced and premiered four of her own works titled, Me, the Barns, and Templeton, The Interwoven Continuity of Our Association, Femme Fatale, and Makinze In Between. While at Iowa, Makinze directed The Fine Arts Council and instructed some classes at Nolte Dance Academy. Makinze also traveled to New York and Maine to even further her training at both the American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival during her winter and summer breaks. After college, Makinze moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue a career in dance. She interned with Zenon Dance Company and School, instructed ballet at Larkin Dance Studio and QC Dance, and was a company member with Borealis Dance for two seasons performing throughout the Twin Cities and touring to Hibbing, MN. She is married to Jeff and they have a son, Paxton. Makinze is thankful to be a part of the Fusion Family and to share her passion and love for dance with her students!
Dani has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She took classes from Debra's School of Dance/Fusion Dance for 15 years and was an assistant teacher for 2 years. While in high school, Dani auditioned for a spot on Dance Caravan. She then traveled with Dance Caravan to four cities where she performed and helped teach dances to kids at the clinics. Dani was also a member of the Kuemper Kix Dance Team all throughout high school. After graduating Dani attended The University of Iowa where she earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is now the Waiver Home Coordinator at Family Resource Center in Carroll.
Morgan has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She took dance from Debra's School of Dance/Fusion Dance for 15 years, was an assistant teacher for 5 years, and a dance instructor for 2. Morgan was a member of the Kuemper KIX Dance Team throughout high school and captain her junior and senior year! After graduating Morgan attended Allen College in Waterloo, IA and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing! She has recently moved back to town and is now an OB Nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital and the assistant dance team coach for the Kuemper KIX!