Meet the Team

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Eilin O'Dea

Founder and Artistic Director

Eilin trained at the prestigious LIR Conservatory of acting, Samuel Beckett Center, Trinity College Dublin as well as at the Conservatory of Music, Dublin. She has performed as a theatre actress throughout Europe and in the US to critical acclaim and has performed as a Soprano both in concert and operatic forums. She founded Fusion Theatre in 2016 to fulfill a vision of merging classical text and opera.

Dahlia Barakat

Dahlia Barakat

Founding Member / Assistant Director

Dahlia graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Set and Costume Design from Cairo, Egypt. After teaching art for 2 years, she has decided to focus all of her efforts into teaching herself, instead, what she loves to do most. She has participated in several productions and won an award for best set design. She spent the last year earning a Certificate in Theatre Studies at Northern Virginia Community College where she got to dabble in more set design and stage management. She now lives in New York City where she is thrilled to be working with Fusion Theatre and hopes to be a part of many more local productions.

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Paul Goodwin-Groen

Founding Member / Resident Actor

Paul is a founding member and resident actor of Fusion Theatre, having appeared as the Valet in Huis Clos and Creon in Antigone. He holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre from Brandeis University and has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions as well as on Broadway in Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème on Broadway. Also a classically trained singer, he has also worked at New York City Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Sydney Opera House and various other venues. He has a passion for exploring how classic theatre texts and classical music can intersect and inform each other and is often noted for the depth of characterization he brings to the opera stage.

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Raluca Georgiana

Founding Member / Resident Actress

Raluca is an actress, director, dancer, and mother with a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre, French, and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. She trained with Kristin Linklater, Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart, and Niky and Ulla Wolcz. She spent years directing, choreographing, and teaching for the Dwight School, Fildwith Ensemble and County Prep HS. Most recently she performed in Fusion Theatre's production of No Exit (Estelle), as well as several online theatrical productions, films, a web-series. Past productions include Luceafarul: the Legend of the Evening Star (Veronica) at the Off-Broadway Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, and the Acorn Theatre (Theatre Row), Machinal (Young Woman) at Grayfriar’s Kirk in Edinborough, Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) at Shapiro Theatre, and Turandot (Zelima, Arlechino) at LaMaMa.

Josie Rios

Josie Rios

Intern

Josie is a recent college graduate from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Having completed a double major in Theatre and Marketing, she is excited to be furthering both her careers as an intern at Fusion Theatre. While currently breaking into the marketing world, she is no stranger to theatre and acting, having pursed her acting dreams since 8 years old. Although theatre will forever be her first love, right now, she is primarily focused on commercial and film acting and is signed with Liquid Talent Agency and Hutson Talent Agency in Virginia.

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Naomi Camacho

Intern

Naomi is 18 and currently in College, hoping to declare an Advertising and Public Relation major. She has always been interested in theatre and the arts in general and is very excited to join Fusion Theatre as an intern.