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. Heather has also been coaching the Kuemper KIX Dance Team for the past 24 years, which she herself was a part of in high school. She is also a Board Member of the Iowa State Dance Team Association. 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. And their younger brother, Justin, owns Fusion Dance-Solana Beach in California. 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 eigth year teaching with Fusion Dance. 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. 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 three kids, Paxton, Isla, and Ryland. 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 currently manages Queen Beans Café in Carroll. Dani is married to Ryan and they have three sons, Lincoln, Rowen, and Rafe.
Megan has been dancing since she was four years old. She took dance from Fusion Dance for 14 years. While at Fusion, she was an assistant instructor for 5 years, and was a part of the Fusion Dance Competition Team for 10 years. She attended Kuemper Catholic High School and was a part of the Kuemper KIX Dance Team all four years. After graduating high school she decided to follow her passion for dance. She currently is working for BravO! Dance Competition as an Associate Director, and back teaching at Fusion Dance.
Jenna danced for 12 years growing up, and was on the Carroll PAWS Dance Team. In highschool she was a part of the All Iowa Honor Dance Team along with the Fusion Dance Competition Team. She continued to teach throughout college at Iowa State University for the DubH Hip Hop Club for 5 years. Jenna was the Technology Director and Cabinet Member for the Club. Jenna is the owner of Lambertz Photography & Design LLC, Ink by Jen, and now The Studio. She's a local lifestyle and wedding photographer. Her services range from photography, branding content, graphic design and marketing. Her passion for creative content is the reason for pursuing all things creative. Jenna also enjoys spending time with her family and has one son, Kayden.