Fusion Dance Studio

At DBL, we are grateful for all of the volunteers who give graciously of their time to get to know their dancer, support and challenge their dancer, and ensure opportunities to participate in adaptive dance!   Volunteers are students and professionals, aspiring dancers, siblings and friends.  Without our volunteers, this program would not be possible.

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Meet the Team


Suzanne Dougherty


As the founder of DBL, Suzanne wanted to share her passion for dance with the youth she encountered as a pediatric physical therapist.  In 2012, she introduced dance to 9 eager young girls in wheelchairs and several still dance with the troupe.


Ashley Hedden


Ashley, director of Omaha “Bella” Dance, is a pediatric occupational therapist who has undergone training in both adaptive dance and pediatric yoga.  She enjoys incorporating props and creative movement into class and teaches dancers poise, dance etiquette, and how to shine on stage.


Mikaela Hanson

Volunteer Coordinator

Mikaela, a former student of Miss Stephanie, shares her passion for dance and expertise as an occupational therapist.  She is the Volunteer Coordinator for our Lincoln group, helping to ensure safety, success, and participation for all.

Stephanie Chase

Stephanie Chase

Artistic Director

Stephanie, a former Rockette and director of Chase the Spirit of Dance in Lincoln, NE, enthusiastically joins DBL with a lifetime of dance experience. She serves as the Artistic Director of DBL, bringing creative and challenging choreography to the dancers and instilling passion.