Flouer has an extensive, multilayered background in movement practices. Her experiences range from competing at blues & lindy exchanges, professional ballroom & Latin shows, stage combat, burlesque, and world travel for ice skating and contemporary dance. She has both her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Dance.
Fascinated by the history of social dances, Flouer often brings context into her classes. With the belief that most life lessons can be found in partner dance, she strives to help people create connections within themselves, their partners, and the community as a whole. Currently, she can be found teaching full time around the world and New York City, and running her fusion events Melting Pot & Motley Hue.
Movement and human expression was always a central focus in Michael's life. He has a long standing background in martial arts (Kung Fu, Taiji, Qi Gong and more), he dances Lindy Hop since 2001 and is a Lindy Hop instructor since 2004. In 2012 he graduated as a contemporary dancer from the Amsteram Highschool of the Arts and lived as a professional stage dancer for some years.
When he moved back to Bern got more involved again in Lindy Hop and Blues Dance while also leading his own dance company. Since 2014 he is teaching Blues Dance as well. Today he is an experienced instructor, organizing several festivals and regular events, practicing movement more than ever and a leading force in the Swing Dance & Fusion Dance scene in Bern. In 2019 he opened his own dance studio "The Rhythm Rebels".
Teaching internationally for over a decade, Andrew still wears the same pair of dance shoes he bought after falling in love with social dance at the end of high school. He draws upon his experience in many dances to inspire and challenge his students in classes around the world. He brings a balanced focus to technique, body mechanics, and play, striving to create a positive, safe learning environment. In his spare time, Andrew is a software engineer for Transparent Classroom (a record-keeping system for Montessori teachers) and nerds out about environmental sustainability. He also teaches software engineering and skiing. He loves tea, dark chocolate, and bicycles.
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JEANNIE LIN is a dance instructor based in Los Angeles who has been moving, dancing, and performing since she was five. Her early training included gymnastics, ballet, and lyrical jazz while her later years included formal study in over 30 styles of partner dance including Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Cha-cha, Hustle, Lindy Hop, and West Coast Swing. Now, she is most content playing in the worlds of Fusion and Argentine Tango, where she continually chooses to blend, articulate, and integrate concepts from her ever-growing dance background. In the last few years, she’s had the fortunate opportunity to teach in over 30 cities in 12 countries and continually awaits new adventures to come.
Brenda is fulfilling her childhood dream as a professional dancer and instructor. Brenda’s early dance training included about 30 dance styles. She has also studied musical history and theory, dance history, dance instruction, several physical health methods, and other related subjects adding to her knowledge of the body, dance, music, and teaching. Brenda continues to study and train with coaches, historians, and practitioners, always striving to increase her understanding and ability.
Brenda has put the majority of her focus over the past many years into the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, West Coast Swing, and Salsa communities. She believes we are all born with dance in our bodies, and that each of us can use this activity as a means for personal expression, connecting with others, and exercise. Brenda loves the image of being able to dance anytime, anywhere, to any music, alone, or with anyone. She spends her time living this dream for herself while assisting her students in accomplishing their personal dance goals.” At Fusionizers she will teach the solo fusion track.
Neel Jansen studied at the Royal School of Antwerp and went to the Ecole Rudra in Lausanne, after one year he entered in the company of Ballet bejart Lausanne where he danced the whole repertory of Maurice Bejart and other choreographers. After 8 years he moved to Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich where he worked with many contemporary choreographers.
In 2017 he moved to Switzerland where he teaches Ballet and contemporary in Tanzwerk, ZHDK, Asvz University Zurich and other schools.