Professor of Dance
Professional Return Coordinator
Ph.D., M.A., Texas Woman's University
Fusillo began her professional ballet training at the Washington
School of Ballet in Washington, D.C. with Mary Day, Frederic
Franklin, Oleg Tupine, and Edward Caton. Later, she studied
in New York, London, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg ( Russia).
The Royal Ballet School in London awarded Fusillo with the
Professional Teaching Diploma. Fusillo has performed, taught,
and choreographed throughout the United States, Europe and
Asia. Her choreography has been presented in London, Amsterdam,
Paris, Innsbruck, Heidelberg, Taipei, Chiang-Mai ( Thailand),
Tokyo and the United States. She also choreographed for and
coached Yuan-Ting Chuang for the 1994 International Ballet
Competition. Fusillo is a Fulbright Scholar and has been a
visiting ballet mistress for CloudGate Dance Theatre in Taipei.
awards include a Gulbenkiafn/Cecchetti Award for performance
and the Massine Award for choreography. She is a two-time
recipient of the National College Choreographic Initiative
Grant Award, which is a leadership project of the National
Endowment for the Arts and Dance/USA. Fusillo has taught at
the Royal Ballet School in London, Borken Ballet Academy in
Germany, the Neuilly Ballet School in Paris, Payap University
in Thailand and the National Institute of the Arts in Taiwan.
Fusillo has been on the faculty at the Royal Ballet School,
George Washington University, Skidmore College, Texas Christian
University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the National
Institute of the Arts in Taiwan. Fusillo holds a BS in Human
Kinetics from George Washington University, and the MA in
dance (choreography), and PhD in dance and related arts.