Meet the Team!


Our team adheres to four core values in our work.

Perseverance, Charisma, Compassion, Humility

We grow ourselves to bring better community opportunities to you, and we want you to know that.


Valeria Eshleman-Robles, Instructor/Choreography Director

Valeria is one of our instructors and is responsible for directing all our choreography for events and in house.

She enjoys seeing how dance can influence and improve a person's life at all of its various stages.

“I believe that the most significant side of dance is communication - the creation of bonds between people regardless of the age, gender or culture. I would love to share my culture and dance experiences while I connect with people from Harrisonburg, which I now call my home.”

--Valeria Eshleman-Robles


Deion Porter, Instructor/Class Director

Deion is one of our instructors and is responsible for directing our classes in house.

It is Deion's mission to spread the joy of dance to all individuals. His experience and love for teaching classes inspires him to make sure everyone is having fun!

"Dancing improves and benefits physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being! This makes me wonder why not dance? To further others well-being, I believe in creating a dance environment where people are safe and comfortable can form meaningful bonds and have fun."

--Deion Porter


Erin Fusaro, Artistic Director

Erin is responsible for branding, social media, and atmosphere at the dance room.

It is Erin’s mission to see friendships and real connection form as a result of our work here at the Collective. Her experience has equipped her to drive that forward into reality.

“I believe in a philosophy of individual creativity and friendship. I see our vision for Harrisonburg changing lives in such a powerful way. And it is awesome!"   

--Erin Fusaro


Phillip Fusaro, Instructor/Connections Coordinator

Phillip is responsible for all events and networking with the Harrisonburg community.

It is Phillip’s mission to bring dance to communities everywhere, starting with Harrisonburg. His experience teaching students of all ages has prepared him for just that.

“What could a united community of 80,000 individuals do to change the world in which they live? I am happy God has given me this opportunity to build community here in Harrisonburg."

--Phillip Fusaro