ABOUT THE COMPANY
NW Fusion Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company composed of advanced dancers between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years old. Through NWFDC, these talented young artists are given the opportunity to learn and perform the works of renowned choreographers while experiencing the rigors of a professional career under the guidance of teachers and mentors. NW Fusion functions much like a professional company: its dedicated members spend numerous hours in the studio learning new choreography, perfecting dance technique and preparing for performances at venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.
NWFDC, which was founded in Tigard, Oregon in 2008, is unique in that its members must be proficient in a diverse range of dance styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap. Some of the Company's performance works are commissioned and created by locally and nationally renowned guest choreographers, while others are designed by the resident artistic staff. Despite the diversity of origins and styles, every dance in our repertoire shares a common trait: it strives to excite and entertain.
NW Fusion Dance Company’s primary mission is to provide its dancers the training and experience needed to smoothly transition into successful careers in the entertainment industry. The Company emphasizes the values of dedication, teamwork, self-expression and artistic excellence to help its members grow as both artists and individuals.
A secondary, but equally important goal of NWFDC is to inspire audiences and promote love of dance by delivering passionate performances based on extraordinary choreography. To fulfill its mission, NWFDC presents theater performances throughout the year at public concerts, benefits, community events, fundraisers, and private parties and events.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Brad Hampton was born and raised in Canby, Oregon. He has performed in numerous industrials and commercials and worked with well-known choreographers including Susan Stroman, Randy Skinner and Adam Shankman. In New York, Brad performed in the Radio City Christmas show and on Broadway in the revival of 42nd Street. He danced in the movie The Producers, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and performed at the Dorothy Chandler in Los Angeles with Placido Domingo. He created and co-wrote an original musical short that was performed at Gotham City improv in New York. Brad has served as artistic director of NW Fusion since the company's inception.