Director & Owner
MAMA TO FIVE
TEACHER TO MANY
Hey there! I'm so glad you're here.
I'm Melissa, and I love Dance. I love to be it, teach it, watch it, and create it.
When you come into one of our studios, you become part of the family.
You will be greeted with hugs and taught with encouragement
from a trained and caring professional.
My hope is that you leave our doors better than you came in.
Whether it's expressing a new dance step, or song, building your confidence or heightening your health,
I want you to radiate joy!
I want Dance to be the Highlight of Your Week!
The Dancing House Staff
-Ari Zontelli -
Hip Hip & 3-5yr. Olds
I’m Miss Ari and I live in lovely Hudson WI. I have been homeschooled my whole life by my wonderful parents.
I just graduated high school and I am currently working towards my
Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. I have been dancing for 6 years with TDH and The Phipps Center for the Arts as well as dancing with The Phipps Dance Company. I practiced a variety of different styles including ballet, tap, musical theater, hip hop, contemporary, and my favorite jazz!
I am so very excited to be a part of The Dancing House family!
-Gözde Vaught -
Gözde began her ballet education in Istanbul, Turkey at the age of four with Hulya Songur. She trained in the Royal Academy of Dance method. While studying, Gozde has performed the roles of Odette in Swan Lake, Swanhilda in Coppelia, as well as other roles in Don Quixote, Giselle, and La Fille mal Gardée.
In 2006, she started teaching at various schools in Istanbul, Turkey. After moving to Portland, Oregon she completed her RAD examinations through Advanced 1 with June Taylor. In 2014, Gozde earned the internationally recognized Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS).
She began teaching at Encore Performing Arts Center and founded the Encore Ballet Company in 2016. The company performed "The Sleeping Beauty", "The Night Before Christmas", and "The Nutcracker" under her direction.
Gozde is currently a Certified Teacher with The Royal Academy Of Dance and enjoys teaching this solid technique to her students since 2012. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband, exploring Minnesota and Wisconsin.
I'm Miss Julia, born and raised in Baldwin, WI. I'm currently taking my general courses at WITC in New Richmond, so I can attend the University of Mankato in the fall for a Business Major and Minor in Dance.
I began dancing at the age of three at a studio in my home town. I later competed and participated in any dance class, workshop, and event I could be apart of as well as watching anything dance related out there.
As we grow older, teaching became apart of my life. I assistant taught in high school at SCVDA, then just recently taught a few of my own classes at Red Cedar Dance Company in Menomonie. This art has always been a piece of me and my passion for it continues to grow as new opportunities are presented.
I am stoked to be apart of The Dancing House and curious to see what these kids will teach me!
My name is Miss Lily and I live in the beautiful town of Hudson Wisconsin. I am 18 years old and a senior at Hudson High School.
Dance has been a major part of my life for the past 7 years. I have been lucky enough to be a member of the Phipps Dance Company for the past 5 years where this year I was made a captain! I have practiced almost every style of dance, including tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theater and my favorites ballet and contemporary.
I am so thrilled to be apart of The Dancing House family and to learn and grow with all of the dancers!
Hip Hip II
I’m miss Kailee and I’m a senior at Hudson high school. This is my 9th year dancing and my 5th year on the Senior Phipps Dance Company where I am a team captain! My favorite style is hip hop, but I have practiced in many others such as ballet, contemporary, lyrical, tap and jazz.
I’m so excited to teach what I love most and to be a part of The Dancing House family!
I'm Miss Emily and I live in Hudson, WI. I am currently a senior at Hudson High School.
Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, both at TDH & at The Phipps Center for the Arts. I have been in just about every style of dance at some point throughout the years including musical theater, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, tap and ballet. Overall, my favorites are tied between ballet and contemporary.
I am very excited to be apart of The Dancing House tribe and can't wait to meet some more dance-lovers!
I am currently am in 10th grade at Hudson High School, and am dancing on the Raidaires Varsity Dance Team.
Dancing is a huge part of my life. Hip hop is my favorite, and I am so excited to share what I've learned over the years with the students at TDH! We're going to have a blast!
I'm Mindy and I have been been a student at TDH for a about 4 years. I've taken tap, ballet, yoga, and absolutely love BoogieFit!
More recently I have taken on a huge roll in social media strategy and content creation for the business.
For example, the fun BoogieFit videos, TDH Virtual Dance on Demand and the posts on the coaching aspect of Melissa's business.
My goal is to help clarify the message of who and what TDH does and getting it in front of the right eyes to help grow the business.