Meet the Team
You’re in Great Hands
Owner and Creative Director
Crystal has owned and directed HADA since it’s conception, 8 years ago. She teaches multiple levels of Ballet Technique, Pointe, Across The Floor, and competition choreography in Ballet, Pointe, and Lyrical. Crystal has a passion for technique and seeing dancers progress through their training. Crystal wants to thank you all for coming and supporting this amazing dance family we call HADA.
Brooke has been assisting and substituting in dance for 10 years, and instructing her own classes for 4 years. She teaches PreK, ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. Brooke says “I love how HADA has become my second family and I've had the chance to create lasting relationships here!” She enjoys helping students build their technique and discipline, but also positively instill self-confidence through movement.
Dance Instructor & Studio Manager
Jessica has been teaching dance in the gunnison valley for 14 years. She teaches both competition and recreational classes in Tap and Hip-Hop as well as competitive Musical Theatre, Jazz and Production. Jessica is known for her high-energy classes and innovative choreography. Jessica says “I enjoy watching our students progress year to year, seeing them achieve goals and creating a passion for dance just like I have.”
Melissa is HADA’s first Alumni Instructor. She has assistant taught dance since a young age, and has been lead teaching for 5 years. She teaches PreK and recreational Jazz, Ballet and Tap classes. Melissa says “The kids are what makes my job amazing. I hope that my ability to teach and choreograph will excel as I watch my fellow teachers grow as choreographers”.
Kate has been teaching dance for 15 years. She teaches Ballet Technique, Zumba Fitness and competition choreography in Jazz, Tap, and Hip-Hop. She loves seeing the kids progress and surprise themselves by doing something they didn't know they could.
Chelsey has taught at HADA for 5 years as the Acrobatics and Tumbling Instructor. Chelsey is thoroughly enjoying her time at HADA because of the close knit family of teachers and the students’ eagerness to learn. She is excited about the ADTA Curriculum that she has been following for the past season, and can’t wait to continue to implement it in the coming years as well.
Heather danced for 15 years, growing up in Gunnison, and also has a passion for fitness and health. She is a 8 year certified instructor of Zumba Fitness, who is known for her high-energy, aerobic morning Zumba classes. Heather wants you to know that Zumba is a great workout, no matter your fitness level. Bring this program in to take your first class for FREE!