The Dancing House Staff

2023 Melissa

Director & Owner

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 we want you to radiate joy!

 We want Dance to be the Highlight of Your Week!

2023 Lucy

I’m Miss Lucy and I've been dancing since I was four years old. I'm going into my Junior year of high school at Hudson and my third year on the Varisty Raidaires Dance Team.

I love spend my time at The Dancing House with little ones, but when I’m not dancing you can find me with my family, friends, or my dog Moo!

Can't wait to spend another year with you all at TDH.

2023 Alyssa

I'm Alyssa and this is my second year as an instructor for The Dancing House!

I'm so excited to be back teaching tap and lyrical/jazz classes this year. In the past 10 years I've taught many different styles, but tap is forever my favorite.

My day job is teaching at St. Francis School in Ellsworth, where I live, with my husband and two kids- Lucy and Theo.

I look forward to another amazing year sharing my love of dance with others!

2023 Sophi

Hi! I’m Miss Sophi and I've been dancing since I was 4 years old! I'm currently a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas and am a member of their dance club.

My favorite styles of dance are jazz and hip hop! When I’m not dancing you can catch me hanging out with friends and family and playing with my dog Sammy!

I am so excited to be a part of The Dancing House family and cannot wait to work with all the dancers this year, and see everyone shine their light!

2023 Megan

Hi there! My name is Megan and I love music and dance! Growing up, I danced at Metro Dance Center in Shoreview, MN and later danced on the College of Saint Benedict dance team. Some of my favorite styles include jazz, ballet, musical theater, and tap!

In addition to dance, I have a music background and play the violin. In my free time, you can find me going on walks, doing Pilates, and – of course – dancing!

I am excited to be teaching at The Dancing House and I look forward to meeting you!”

2023 Maya

Hi I'm Miss Maya! This is my first year as an assistant teacher at TDH. I'm going to be a freshman this year at HHS.

My favorite thing about dance is being able to move through your emotions & let yourself feel and live through dance 

When not on the dance floor, you can find me hanging with friends & family & getting snuggles from my dog Teddi! I'm so excited to have a great year, watching all of the dancers grow & learn & meeting all of the amazing TDH families.

2023 Ciara

Hi there! I’m miss Ciara and I’ve been dancing since I was three years old.

I’m a senior at Hudson High School and a captain on the Varsity Raidaires dance team. My favorite styles of dance are hip hop and pom but I also love jazz and contemporary!

When I’m not dancing I’m hanging out with my family and spending lots of time with friends!

I’m so excited to be apart of the TDH family and I can’t wait to work with all the dancers this year!

2023 Karen

Hey everyone! I’ve lived in Hudson, WI for 20 years. I fell in love with the area after attending college at UWRF. My husband, Dean, & I have four beautiful children that keep us very busy & I've been blessed to have the ability to stay at home with my kiddos.

My favorite thing to do is to watch my kids doing what they love! When I’m not running my kids around I enjoy family vacations, boat days, family dinners, health, fitness, & fun!

I work “behind the scenes” at TDH, making sure our families have a positive, high quality experience is my top priority.