The Dancing House Staff

Melissa Rose

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!


Leslie Steling

Health and fitness have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  As the daughter of a collegiate athlete, phy ed teacher, and coach, leading an active lifestyle was all I ever knew.  I grew up taking dance classes and participating in high school sports and have always loved all forms of exercise, movement and dance.  

 As an adult, my love of fitness evolved into dance cardio exercise, group fitness classes, strength training, and pilates.  I have been teaching group fitness classes since 2008 and teach a variety of formats.  I began Evolve Fitness- Hudson in October 2018 to show people that working out can and should be FUN.  With a variety of group fitness classes offered, there is a workout for everyone to fall in love with.       

I live in Hudson with my husband and two daughters.  

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I’m Miss Ari and I live in lovely Hudson WI. I have been homeschooled my whole life by my wonderful parents.


I graduated high school in 2019, and I'm 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!


 Aubrey Loe

Hi! I'm Miss Aubrey, and I have been dancing since I was eight years old. I currently am a Captain of the Varsity Raidaires dance team at Hudson High School. My favorite styles of dance are jazz and contemporary, but I also enjoy pom, kick, and hip hop! When I’m not dancing I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, and going shopping! I am so excited to be a part of the TDH staff!

Lucy Trainer

Hi there! My name is Miss Lucy and I am an assistant/substitute for Miss Melissa! I have been dancing since I was three years old and have tried every style. I am currently dancing as a Varsity Raidaire at Hudson High School where I am going into my freshman year! My favorite styles are jazz, hiphop, and contemporary. I can’t wait to be a part of The Dancing House family along with you!

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Sophi Johnson

Hi! I'm Miss Sophi and I have been dancing since I was four years old! I'm a senior and Hudson High School and a captain of the Varsity Raidaires Dance team. My favorite styles of dance are jazz and pom but I also enjoy Hip Hop, contemporary, and kick! When I'm not dancing you can catch me hanging out with my friends and family and playing with my dog Sammy! I am so excited to be a part of The Dancing House family and I can't wait to work with all of the dancers this year!!

 Ciara Sorensen

Hi! I’m miss Ciara and I have been dancing since I was 3 years old! I’m a sophomore at Hudson High School and dance for 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 time with friends! I’m so excited to be working at The Dancing House and I can’t wait to meet and work with all the dancers this year! 

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Alyssa Busse

My name is Alyssa and I'm so happy to have the opportunity to teach for The Dancing House!

Dance has been a part of my life since I was 5 years old, and I have been teaching dance for over 10 years now. My favorite styles are tap and lyrical! My favorite part of being a teacher is watching a dancer's confidence grow and build through movement. I love telling a story through dance! 

Outside the studio I am a school teacher- currently teaching 4K. I am also a wife and a mom of 2 kids! 

Things I enjoy (aside from dance): reading, yoga, cycling/spin class, chocolate, coffee, and spending time with friends and family. 


Mindy Birr

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.

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Karen Loe

I’ve lived in Hudson, WI for 18 years. I fell in love with the area after attending college at UWRF. My husband, Dean, and I have four beautiful children that keep us very busy. I have been blessed to have the ability to stay at home with my kiddos for the last 15 years.
Although I have zero dance experience myself, I am a dance mama (as well as a gymnastics, baseball, basketball, and track and field mama!!) 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, family dinners, health, fitness, and fun! I work “behind the scenes” at The Dancing House. Making sure our families have a positive, high quality experience is my top priority.