Rachel is an instructor and owner of Rachel D's Dance Studio. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and teaching since the age of 13. She began teaching at the Toby Lagervall Dance Studio and eventually started on her own. She loves music and all forms of dance, but her true passion lies in tapping.
She has been married for 16 years to her husband Jeremy and they have three great kids; Logan (19), Grace (16) and Noelle(15). She loves to spend time with her family, read, watch movies, and ride her motorcycle as much as possible. She is very excited to be working with your kids! She loves children and is so excited to share her passion for dance with them!
Christa Ann Melin is one of our Lead Instructors. She says she feels like she has danced all her life. She began dancing when she was 7 years old and has never stopped. She grew up in Champlin MN, where she received her training and danced competitively from Northland School of Dance ran by Teresa and Corrie Mae Rolf. During her dance career at Northland her solos, duets, trios, small groups and team performances won numerous state and national titles, through many organizations such as, Jump, ADA, WCDE, LADF, NYCDA and many other conventions.
In addition to her studio training, she also has attended many workshops, master classes and professional classes with choreographers, Dan Karaty, Dee Caspery, Ray Leeper, Mandi Moore, Mia Michaels, and many more. Christa was also a member of an elite group invited to perform at the venues for the 2000 Olympics in Australia and an Off Broadway Show in a New York performance for Shake the Floor Productions.
Christa has been with Rachel D's since the Fall of 2010 and has become a valuable asset to the Dance Studio. She enjoys working with children and she can't wait for each year to start!