Meet Our Instructors
From left to right:
Miss Quinn Bradburn - Student Assistant
Ms. Kaylee Naden - Owner, Artistic Director, Lead Instructor & Choreographer
Miss Hailey Smith - Student Assistant & Choreographer
Miss Abigail Laskey - Student Assistant
Who Are We?
Owner, Artistic Director Choreographer & Lead Instructor
Ms. Kaylee is the Owner, Artistic Director, Lead Instructor and Choreographer of Feel the Rhythm Dance Studio. She is extremely grateful to continue to build the wonderful legacy of Feel the Rhythm. Born and raised in the Mon Valley, she graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School and continued her education at Penn State University where she received her BA in Advertising as well as a Minor in Psychology.
Ms. Kaylee started her dance career at the age of three with Darla Kash at Darla Kash School of Dance. She studied with Ms. Darla up until 2008 and from there started her journey at FTR as soon as it was opened by Ms. Michelle Trilli. While studying at FTR, she student-taught for 3 years and came back to Feel the Rhythm in 2017 after completing college as an assistant instructor and choreographer.
Not only did she study with both Darla Kash and Michelle Trilli, but she also traveled with what was previously known as North Pittsburgh Dance Academy under the instruction of Erin Vekkeli to Florida to perform in the Magic Kingdom at the age of 11.
Kaylee was a member of the Belle Vernon Area Dance Team throughout high school and served as a co-captain her senior year. With the BVA Dance Team, she had the opportunity to travel, once again, to Orlando, Florida and perform in parades in both the Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios.
While she may not have studied dance in college, she continues to expand her dance education. Kaylee has taken multiple classes and master classes at Millennium Dance Complex: Pittsburgh as well as the Playground LA. She is also a Zumba and Zumba Gold certified instructor as well as a certified Yoga Instructor.
Ms. Kaylee loves being able to share her passion with her students and loves nothing more than to see the same passion and love spark within each student who walks through the doors of FTR. She understands that dance is a huge commitment and could not be more thankful and grateful for the parents and students who make dance such an important part of their lives. She would like to thank the parents of FTR for entrusting their children's dance education to her. It is her biggest goal to provide students with a judgment-free zone and safe place to express themselves while furthering their dance education and the love and dedication they show.
Melanie Bradburn has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She is a certified group fitness instructor through the credited NETA. Melanie is originally from Monessen and now lives in Belle Vernon. She was a student at Marlene Celaschi & then Darla Kash studio in Charleroi. She continued dancing all through college with the IUP advanced dancers. She also coached Monessen HS cheerleaders for four years.
After Melanie married, got her job in radio & had her two daughters (who dance at Feel The Rhythm) she taught jazz and hip hop at CCAC south campus.
She has been teaching Cardio Hip Hop Dance at The Center for Fitness and Health in Belle Vernon as well as at FTR since 2016 and will be teaching Step Class starting this fall at the Center for Fitness and Health as well. Melanie is so excited to be dancing & teaching again!
Hip Hop Cardio Fitness Instructor
Miss Abby is 17 years old and a senior at Charleroi Area High School. Dancing plays a huge role in her life and she has been dancing for 12 years. FTR is like a second home to her: the dancers and instructors at the studio are some of the best people she has ever been around.
This is Miss Abby's second year student teaching. She is very passionate about dance and excited to share that passion with others. Being a dancer has made her a much stronger person both mentally and physically. When she's not dancing, she enjoys hanging with her family and friends, playing with her dogs and watching Disney movies.
Miss Hailey is a senior at Ringgold High School. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She has found FTR to be her second home with the environment and the people she dances with.
With this being Miss Hailey's second year student teaching, she is very excited to get started with dancing. When she is not dancing at FTR, she is spending time with her family and friends and dancing on the Ringgold High School Dance Team. She is very passionate about dance and can't wait to start a new year dancing with her FTR Family!
Miss Quinn is currently a junior at Belle Vernon Area High School. She has been dancing since the age of 3. She loves dance with her whole heart. It makes her feel amazing in every way, and she's made such amazing friends along the way.
If she's not dancing, you can definitely find her watching movies and shows, along with enjoying the beach and cheering on the Belle Vernon Area Cheer Team. She is excited and honored to be student teaching this year and she cannot wait to see what this year has in store for everyone!