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About FUSE

FUSE is a Theatre Arts training experience created from the coming together of four friends with exceptional expertise and success in developing and supporting their students. 


The focus of FUSE is to create an environment that not only delivers high quality teaching but emphasises the importance of teamwork, supporting each other and building resilience through confidence. 


The FUSE team bring, not only creative success at National and International level, but a wealth of qualifications meaning you can be confident in the currency of delivery and professional teaching standards.  Through this knowledge and experience FUSE is able to offer a range of classes from preschool to adult and a breadth of training including technical classes, creative development and performance skills. 

Founders of FUSE 

Terri Geal

Terri trained at Glendale Theatre Arts and Millennium Performing Arts. Her professional work spanned several years in various Theatre, Film and Television productions for Working Title, Tiger Aspect, the BBC and others, but her passion has always been teaching.

Having gained a 1st Class BA Hons Theatre Arts Degree and her PGCE at Masters level, she is now the Deputy Head of Learning for the Theatre and Music Department of Northbrook MET. She has directed and choreographed many shows for local theatre companies winning national awards and has produced award winning competitive theatre groups in all age groups and all disciplines. She is devoted to inclusivity and takes great pride and care to make sure all students are challenged and given opportunities to ‘have their moment’ and to make the most of it. She particularly loves working with male dancers at all levels and specialised in this as part of her degree.

Other accolades for her choreographic work include a Dance World Cup Gold and five golds at All England National Finals, all for Glendale Theatre Arts. 

She knows that each of the Directors bring different compliments to the FUSE family, both in skill and personality and is delighted to be on this adventure with her best friends. 


Charlotte Summers

Charlotte trained at Glendale Theatre Arts and Masters Performing Arts College, gaining ISTD teaching qualifications in Modern and Tap. Additionally, she studied privately with internationally renowned teacher, Miss Elizabeth Hodgson, to achieve her qualification in Classical Ballet. She has since achieved a First Class Honours degree in Theatre Arts and a PGCE and is Subject Lead for Dance at Northbrook MET, specialising in the conception and creation of full length narrative dance pieces. She worked professionally in a variety of hotels and cabaret venues in the UK, Portugal and Japan, predominantly as dance captain and assistant choreographer. Charlotte can create exceptional quality work in all genres. Her diversity is demonstrated through World Cup and All England medals in Tap, Character and National as well as producing several pure classical ballet pieces performed at both National and World level. However, throughout her teaching, she consistently values student’s personal achievements over any awards or medals, often talking of her proudest moments having very little to do with winning items but more to do with the progress individual students made.  

Charlotte is passionate about education, both her students and her own. She is committed to constantly updating teaching techniques, creating a positive mindset and addressing the challenges to mental health in young performers.

Danielle Percival

Danielle trained at A2 Arts Performing Arts Academy & gained her BA hons in Musical Theatre at The Centre of Performing Arts. After gaining her ISTD teaching qualifications in ballet, tap & modern, Danielle has been teaching young dancers around Sussex for the last ten years including Glendale Theatre Arts, A2 Arts Performing Arts Academy & Theatre Express. She is able to develop a strong foundation of dance technique and has had a high level of success when training students for exam work enjoying excellent results.

Classical training is an important focus for Danielle, but her passion lies with working with her students on performing and enjoying their dancing. She loves creating new work and thrives as part of a team producing award winning competitive pieces across all ages.

Above all, she believes that dance should be taught in a safe and encouraging environment, providing a positive experience for her students.

Jasmine Crawford

Jas trained in Dance and Musical Theatre in West Sussex from the age of three to eighteen, before achieving her BA Honours Degree in Performing Arts and Musical Theatre at London Studio Centre. Since graduating she has progressed into teaching and choreographing at Northbrook MET College, Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts and Chichester College, as well as choreographing for a variety of productions and companies across the south coast.

She is currently working towards her ISTD Licentiate teaching qualification in Imperial Classical Ballet and is also completing her PGCE in Higher Education. Jas continues to strive to ensure she can give her students the most current training and therefore the best possible opportunity to work within the performing arts industry.

Jas is absolutely committed to making the learning and training experience a positive one, regardless of level or ability, and believes that building a dancer's confidence is key, not only to achievement in the subject, but by arming them with the transferable skills needed throughout other aspects of their life and development.

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