The Team

Justin Johnson


Justin began his dance journey with Contra at a Masonic lodge in Amherst, MA in 2011. He gleefully spun in circles for a few years before moving home to NYC, where he fell in love with both Blues and Fusion. Since then, Justin has hosted at Om Fusion (Seattle’s weekly Fusion dance), DJ'd events on two different continents, and gained a deep appreciation for the community and creativity present in the Fusion scene.


Operations & Logistics Director

Josh has been dancing for over a decade. It all started in PDX at Tuesday Blues then expanded to WCS, fusion, and micro. He has a deep love for logistics, spreadsheets, food (especially chocolate and cheese), photography, and emergency management. He has been doing logistics/emergency related things for over 20 years on 4 continents and altitudes up to 40,000 feet. He will happily talk to you about his food planning spreadsheets, and being on fire.

Joie Benamor

Community & Brand Manager

Joie first started dancing in 2009 doing ballroom dance, where they developed a love and passion for expressing themself via movement. In 2014, they found Lindy Hop in Seattle and became obsessed with social dancing. They finally discovered a love for blues as well as fusion in 2017, and has split their dancing energy between those two styles ever since. Joie has a passion for developing a strong community with a focus on inclusivity, diversity, transparency, and accountability.

Rémy Baheux

Master of Vibes

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Rémy has explored a whole myriad of dance styles throughout the years. Once he became a dance organizer, he was able to put his passion and heart into the community, helping to kick off and cultivate the Fusion scene in Olympia before moving up to Seattle. He is now a DJ, emcee and event organizer who loves the ability to express and connect through music and dance, and is excited to contribute to the future of the Fusion community.

Chelsey Lew

Co- Volunteer Coordinator

Chelsey has been dancing in the Seattle Area since 2010. Over the years she has explored primarily Blues, West Coast Swing, and Fusion. Her creative endeavors have spanned clothing design, drawing, painting, dancing, digital art, and most recently UX design. Chelsey is excited to be a part of The Dance Thing!

Emma Sadinsky

Marketing & Co- Volunteer Coordinator

Emma began dancing Fusion in Bellingham, late 2014 and quickly fell in love with it and its community. She has explored other dance styles but has always made her way back to Fusion and has since made a home in the Seattle community. Emma is a quarterly host at Nuance Micro Fusion and has 3+ years of non-profit volunteer coordinating (and cat wrangling) under her belt. She’s got a passion for the future of the community and expanding the ways in which we can all welcome, support, and grow from one another.