Our Instructors

Each instructor has a very unique background and bring a lot to table at Funk Fusion.  They are available for group classes, private lessons, and traveling opportunities.  Contact us for more info. 

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LaTonya Chante - Studio Director

 

LaTonya Chante, head teacher and choreographer for Funk Fusion Dance Company, has been dancing for over 30 years and won numerous awards for dance, business, and being a community leader. She has taught at studios across the state, trained in many different art forms, and currently runs after school programs in the state of Arkansas.  Her non-profit organization, Arkansas Kids Fashion Plus, gives back to the community in many different ways.  The passion and dedication from LaTonya is heartfelt and shows when she enters a room.  

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SHAI'

 

Through choreography, creative direction & vocal performance, SHAI’ is clawing his way into the limelight. Arkansas native, SHAI’(Stay Humble And Inspire), is an up and coming artist/creative with quite a few notches in his belt. 

 

From university coronations, pageants, high energy classes and innovative visuals, SHAI is bringing a fresh air approach to Hip Hop and the dance community as a whole. His background includes, but is not limited to; a decade of training and performing under Funk Fusion Academy, Philander Smith College’s pageants and royal Coronations, Head Asst. Choreographer for Fulfheel.ing Experience, Owner & Founder of the Anonymous Dance Ensemble and Vanity Majorette Collective, training under FullOut Courtland(Doja Cat), Robert Green(Taylor Swift), Cisco(PURR Movement) & SheMeka Ann(Heel’d Dance Co). 

 

Specializing in Hip-Hop, Contemporary & Sensuality, he also pulls influences and studies Majorette, Jazz, Lyrical & Dance Foundations. His style is always mixed w/ a slew of genres and full of energy, character and emotion; an aesthetic you’ll definitely want to be a part of.

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Taylor

Since childhood, Conway native, Taylor Conway has been passionate about the performing arts. Taylor is a creative that flows between poetry & songwriting, singing, screenwriting, acting, and dancing. 

 

She’s performed in musicals, protests, recitals, churches, visuals, and for various organizations in the Arkansas community. She has taught dance to children ranging from 7-16 and adults for over four years. She is well-versed in liturgical, lyrical, hip-hop, and sensual heels dancing. 

 

Taylor comes with an eclectic approach to choreography, mixing genres, vibes, and emotions, bringing dancers and artists an energy that creativity can thrive in.

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Reginald Van-Pelt

 

Hey my name is Reginald Van-Pelt but you can call me Reggie.  I have been dancing since I was 3 and teaching dance for the past 11 years.  I taught hip hop at Funk Fusion Company and Little Rock School of Dance. I also have experience teaching contemporary.  And I choreographed for Tommy's dance studio. Currently I am a professional dancer with Arkansas Rock Squad.

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Erica

 

Erica is a Wife, Mother of 3, Lover of God, and loves sports, strength and conditioning.

Favorite Saying: Hard work pays OFF!!

She has been a coach for Conway Jrs. for over 5 years, as well as a volleyball trainer. Erica plays volleyball with the city league team, and they came in 1st place in 2021, so SHE still got it!

She’s an asset to our community and we are very pleased to have her.