Meet Our Instructors

Get to know our talented and caring instructors!

Ms. Rhonda
Owner/Director
Miss Melissa
Dance Instructor

Rhonda Price has taught dancing for over 30 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.

Miss Alyssa
Dance Instructor

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. 

Miss Lydia 
Dance Instructor

Lydia Ciaffone is a Philadelphia based artist.  She graduated form The University of The Arts with a BFA in dance, under the direction of Donna Fye Burchfield.  Lydia has taught workshops all over Pennsylvania.  She has performed in works by Beth Gill, Sidra Bell, Jesse Zaritt and Anne White, to name a few.  She has experience teaching a wide variety of learners and movers.  Lydia has been featured as a guest artist in For the Love of the Arts premiering a solo work “Dream a Little”.  She also choreographed “Understanding(forgiving)you” which premiered at UArts and was performed at MidTown Fall Festival.  Lydia has also performed in the Fringe Festival. Lydia's choreography always leaves room for the dancers to show individuality!

Mr. Geo
Dance Instructor

Geovanny Fischetti is an award winning choreographer, director, and teaching artist with nearly 10 years of experience. Throughout that decade Geo has earned a reputation for his infectious energy, strong and sharp choreography and the love he has for his students. At only 25 years old, Geo’s has choreographed over 50 shows, directed over 30 shows, has done over 35 camp showcases, and has taught at 10 studios as a Teaching Artist. Geo has also had 2 Nominations for Broadway World Philadelphia Awards (Best Choreography and Best Director/Musical).

Melissa Hurley has been teaching dance for the past 8 years, and has been dancing for 21 years. 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 in January 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Melissa's passion is teaching dance, and she loves being a part of the Time To Leap family!

Ms. Melody
Dance Instructor

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.

Mr. Clyde
Dance Instructor

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 Mehgan
Dance Instructor

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. 

Miss Jessica
Dance Instructor

Miss Jessica has been singing, and dancing since she was 5 years old.  She trained at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Musical Theatre Academy, where she began performing musicals professionally in high school, and started teaching dance.  Later, Jessica received her BFA in musical theatre from The Boston Conservatory of Music with an emphasis in dance, and then moved to NYC. While in NY, she performed in several industrials and choreographer workshops.  Some of Jess’s theatre credits include The Broadway National Tour of Oklahoma!, Chicago, and was dance captain in The Wild Women of the Planet of Wongo. In 2014, Jessica played Cassie in A Chorus Line, at The Swarthmore Players Club. After that performance, she put away her dancing shoes to have babies and two hip replacements! Jessica’s goals as a teacher are to instill the love of dance and to increase self-esteem and confidence (all with proper technique of course!). In her spare time, Miss Jessica enjoys bike riding, singing on her worship team at church, having dance parties with her family and practicing guitar.

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533 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Time To Leap Dance Center

Rhonda Price, Owner

STUDIO HOURS

Monday  5:00PM–9:00PM

Tuesday 12:30-2:30PM, 4:30–9:00PM

Wednesday 4:30-9:00PM

Thursday 1:00-2:00PM and 4:30-9:00PM

Friday 9:30-11:30AM and 4:00-6:30PM

Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM

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