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Meet our Campus Cutie from Fusion: Nick Leighton


Name: Nick Leighton

School: Weinberg ‘16

Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA

Major: Spanish, Premed with a minor in Global Health


What else, besides Fusion, are you involved in on campus?

I’m social chair and fraternity relations for Phi Delta Theta, I was a Peer Adviser this year, and I also work with the athletic trainer for the Men’s Basketball team.


Tell us about Fusion and why you love it!

Fusion is really an amazing company. A lot of our members come from either no dance background or completely different backgrounds in dance like contemporary, ballet and tap. And everyone is so involved on campus- ost of our members balance majors like biomedical engineering with leadership roles all around campus- A&O Productions, Greek life, theater, Wildcat Welcome, etc. It’s an amazing group of people and being able to create something with them that has gotten so much reception on campus is incredible.


How long have you been dancing and how did you get into it?

 I started dancing in high school. I mean, I learned other styles not just hip-hop at first, but then I quickly ditched the ballet shoes for a pair of Supra’s. It’s funny because I actually went into high school intending to not dance, so I joined the cross-country team instead. But I had to drop the team after a while because I had too many conflicts, so I was kinda thrown into the dance department to clear my P.E. credit. Then I loved it and kept doing it, so that’s what got me here today.


How much time to you spend on Fusion usually and what’s the most difficult part?

This year, I was elected Public Relations for Fusion, so I’m in charge of handling all the social media and advertising for the shows (*plug* like us on Facebook!!). It’s a really fun position on exec because I can be super out there and do whatever I want with it. For example, we started doing concept videos, which were really fun to create. A lot of people on Fusion think I’m on a power trip (I mean… yeah), but it really is an awesome position. The most difficult part is probably the rehearsal schedule. Then again, it’s just dancing with your friends so I don’t have much to complain about.


What’s your favorite type of music?

I listen to a lot of different stuff depending on the day (yeah even country music). Recently, I’ve been listening to Disclosure and random hip-hop. Basically, anything with a good beat.


What’s your guilty pleasure?

The Mark II Lounge.


What’s your ideal date?

Doing something spontaneous.


What’s your favorite Northwestern memory?

Last Spring quarter, about 10 members of Fusion happened to be at a formal together, so we tore up the dance floor while looking classy.

Northwestern sophomore; journalism & history major
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