Meet Our Instructors
Get to know our talented and caring instructors!
Rhonda Price has taught dancing for over 40 years. A graduate of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, Ms. Rhonda has performed and taught in the United States and Internationally at many dance and music festivals, including the American Dance Festival, Dance the Divide in Helena Montana, Colorado Dance Festival, Hunter College in New York City, among others . As a professional tap dancer, with Anita Feldman Tap, Rhonda has performed in many NY venues including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and Central Park Summer Stage. She was also appeared with Anita Feldman at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Rhonda shares her passion for dance wherever she goes. Rhonda has a B.A. in kinesiology, and is a member of National Dance Educators Organization. Married to Cliff Keljikian, Rhonda has 2 daughters, Hayden and Madelyn.
Alyssa Kulp started dancing at the age of three at Premiere Dance Studio in Pottstown, PA. She performed at many competitions, shows, and festivals, and continued dancing through the West Chester University dance program. Alyssa graduated from West Chester University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education. She continues to dance with the WCU Alumni Dance Company. Alyssa loves to portray her passion of teaching and the art of dance to dance students.
Lydia Ciaffone is a dance artist and educator originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lydia was a 2021 artist resident at La Macina Di San Cresci where she presented her solo work segnalibro in Tuscany, Italy. Lydia’s choreography has also been performed in London, England and many stages around the East Coast. Lydia is now earning her Masters of Arts in Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music in London, England. (Expected Dec. 2022). She works closely with renowned choreographer and Merce Cunningham dancer Gary Lambert as she conducts her research. Lydia graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of The Arts, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. There, Lydia performed in works by Beth Gill, Sidra Bell, Jesse Zaritt, Paul Matteson, Anne White and more. Her unique processes and international education in dance making gives her a wide perspective on choreography. She has experience working with diverse learners and movers. Lydia yearns to help expand knowledge, give tools, and create safe environments to learn and make.
Miss Annie is so excited to be back teaching at TTL! She has been dancing for 20 years and season 10 will be her 5th year teaching dance. She loves teaching all ages and is excited to teach jazz, Acro, combo, and musical theatre! Miss Annie is a member of ADC and loves that she gets the opportunity to dance with her TTL teacher family. Miss Annie graduated from Penn State in 2020 where she studied Communications and Theatre. Outside dance she loves to workout, hang out with family and friends, and root for Penn state football. Fun fact: Miss Annie is a TTL alumni and was the first graduate ever at TTL!
Jessica graduated from WCU with a BA in Psychology. She is the current President of the Alumni Dance Chapter of WCU, as well as beginning her 3rd year as a teacher at Time to Leap. Her dance career has spanned over 35 years, with experience in teaching, performing, and competing. She currently resides in West Chester with her husband and two little girls.
Miss Gina has been devoted to dance ever since she took her first dance class at 3 years old. Now as a teacher, she finds great happiness in sharing her passion with the next generation of dancers. She is also a student at West Chester University working towards a degree in Early Grades Education as well as minors in dance and special education. She participates in the University Dance Company, as well as volunteering with A Moment of Magic. Miss Gina’s goal is to provide a strong dance foundation while encouraging discipline, commitment and passion. Through dance a child does not only learn “dance steps’ but lessons that can be applied to all aspects of their life. Watching her dancers grow into their potential both in and out of the studios brings her great joy!
Melissa Cashin has been teaching dance since 2009, and has been dancing her whole life. She studied at Art of Dance in Bethlehem, PA for 15 years, where she attended many performances and competitions. Melissa has been a featured dancer in The National Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, The National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C. and in the Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia. In her senior year of high school, she started Nazareth YMCA’s first Dance Program. Melissa graduated from West Chester University in May 2014, where she was a Spanish major and a Dance minor, as well as a member of the University Dance Company. Her choreography has been performed in numerous recitals and has won awards at the I Love Dance competition in Harrisburg, as well as being selected to be a part of West Chester University’s Alumni Dance Chapter Winter Dance Festival. Melissa's passion is teaching dance, and she loves being a part of the Time To Leap family!
Melody Stanert holds her BA in Dance, with a concentration in Pedagogy, from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has worked as a dance instructor and choreographer since 2008 using encouragement to promote a strong work ethic amongst her students while simultaneously using creativity to spur enjoyment of the learning process. Melody has been dancing for over 25years and has trained under numerous instructors, most prominently Edmund Novack (Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo), and Eileen Houghton-Hebron (American Ballet Theater). In 2010, she interned with Theater Arts Centre in NYC, where she assisted Broadway performers teach choreography to the theater intensive students. In 2017, she received certifications in progressing Ballet Technique and levels Pre-Primary-Level 3 of American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum. Along with her passion for dance, Melody loves musical theatre, NYC, and bagels. She has been teaching at Time to Leap since 2014.
Clyde Evans, Jr., has been dancing Hip Hop ever since age 11. Performing dance has taken him all over the world to places such as Africa, Italy, London, Brazil, France, Finland, and Australia and allowed him to perform with stars like Will Smith, Jay Leno, Haley Berry, Mark Whalberg, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, and M. Night Shyamalan. Clyde has appeared in commercials for the Superbowl, dance contests on BET, So You Think You Can Dance, performances for the X-Games, Sunny D. He has also appeared in magazines and other print media. Clyde has truly enjoyed the opportunities performing Hip-Hop has afforded him especially when it was for Michael Jackso. But teaching has been equally rewarding. He has trained dancers who have appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew, as well as the Step Up movie franchise. Mr. Clyde now instructs at both Montgomery Community College and Drexel University in the Philadelphia area. Sharing what he has learned with those who have a desire to learn it, is what's most important to him!
Miss Rachel has been teaching at Time to Leap since June of 2020. She is a native of the Lehigh Valley, where she grew up dancing and attended various dance competitions and conventions. She attended West Chester University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English and a minor in Dance. During her time at WCU, Miss Rachel was a part of the University Dance Company. She has now gone on to join the WCU Alumni Dance Chapter, which means she gets to dance with some of the people she loves the most! Miss Rachel began teaching at the age of 19 and teaches a wide range of styles to all ages and levels. Her teaching style is best described as collaborative, friendly, and inclusive. She hopes that because of this, all of her students leave her class feeling seen, valued, and inspired.
Miss Taylor has been teaching at Time to Leap since 2019, and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She danced at Hershey School of Dance, where she learned Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Theater. Taylor has danced in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade as well as many events through her years in college. Taylor taught tap and jazz and was the Vice President of her dance organization at Millersville University for 3 years. She has a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Millersville University and a Masters in Legal Studies from Arizona State University. Taylor teaches Tap and Jazz at Time to Leap and loves to watch the dancers learn and grow into beautiful dancers. Her choreography allows students to showcase what they have learned through classes as well as show off the fun of dance class!