Melissa Tobin fell in love with dance at the young age of 2 and started competing in all styles just four short years later. Throughout her 22-year dance career, she went on to hold numerous dance titles on a national and international level. Upon high school graduation, Melissa attended Stonehill College to pursue a business degree. During her time there, she continued her passion for dance and advanced her technical training on Stonehill College’s Stoneworks Dance Company as well as the Stonehill College Dance Team. Stonehill’s dance team traveled to NDA Nationals and was ranked highly amongst the other Division II college teams. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing in 2016, she became a Financial Analyst for the Army Labs in Natick, MA. Although she enjoys her work and supporting the mission of the armed forces, Melissa could not stay away from dance. She began teaching dance in her spare time to find a renewed adoration for the art. Teaching has allowed her to learn the other side of the curtain and discover an enthusiastic interest for inspiring and training young dancers. Melissa is delighted to share her passion of dance with her students and is excited to be a part of Miss Heejin’s Dance Studio.

Danielle Carangelo

28 Rutledge Natick MA 01760 US              1-508-651-9100            mhds@missheejin.com

Heejin Thelen

Morgan Brown Sanborn is currently a member of City Ballet of Boston. She danced with Nevada Ballet Theater from 2016-2018, Teatrul Balet de Sibiu; Romania from 2013-2014, and Portland Ballet Company from 2009-2013 & 2014-2016. Throughout her performing career she has been featured in many classical and contemporary works.  Sanborn is a 2009, magna cum laude, BFA dance graduate of Point Park University. Originally from Standish, ME she began her training at the Darcy Leavitt School of Ballet before graduating from the Portland Ballet pre-professional CORPS program. Morgan studied many styles of dance at several local studios and attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet of Providence, Point Park University, and Boston Conservatory. Her choreography has been featured in works by professional companies and students in many recitals, performances, and competitions. She has over 17 years of teaching experience at a variety of studios in Maine, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Sanborn is an ABT® Certified teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is also a certified Pilates Academy International instructor and former high school and college field hockey coach. She has also held several administrative positions of all aspects in arts organizations in the past. 

Morgan Sanborn

Stephanie Ernst grew up dancing in at Willow Street Dance Theatre in the suburbs of Chicago.  From a young age she developed a passion for dance and performing, and studied all styles from ballet to hip-hop.  She pursued this passion in her higher education and receive her Bachelors in Theatre and Dance from Northwestern University.  After graduation, she moved to Boston and has been here ever since!  The past four years she has been working at various charter schools in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Brighton, building theatre and dance curriculum and programs, in addition to directing and choreographing for school musicals and dance teams.  She has trained at various studios and conventions including Lou Conte Dance Studio, Giordano Dance School, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Broadway Dance Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio.

Stephanie Ernst

Miss Leanne began dancing at the age of three at Hackworth's School of Performing Arts and Pioneer Valley Ballet.  As she got older, her training continued by attending numerous ballet intensives including American Academy of Ballet.  Leanne entered competitions starting at the age of five and continued to do so until she graduated from high school, receiving regional and national titles.  Miss Leanne was also nominated for the World Dance Team as a representative from the United States.  At the age of 14, she found her love of choreography and began to assist and teach in a variety of classes.  In 2007 she was named Greater Easthampton's Junior Miss with awards and scholarships in Talent, Interview, and Fitness.  She continues to be a board member and the choreographer for the State level of the Massachusetts Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program.  After graduating from high school, Leanne joined Extensions Dance Company in Newport, RI as their youngest member.  She continued on to receive her Bachelor's of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Dance and Business Management from Springfield College.  Leanne has traveled throughout the country teaching and choreographing and has had the incredible opportunity to work with world renowned dance professionals including Mia Michaels, Teddy Forance, Dee Caspary, Mandy Moore, Travis Wall and many more.  She looks forward to passing along her love of dance and all she has learned to her students.  

Danielle Carangelo joins Miss Heejin's Dance Studio with extensive training in Acro, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical/ Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop &Tap. Beginning her career as a gymnast she broadened her education through the art of dance where her talents and strengths complimented one another. Throughout her dance career she was honored with many prestigious titles and overall high score placements from nationally ranked competitions and conventions. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Danielle was a part of a NDA nationally ranked college dance team and also had the opportunity to assistant teach college level classes under the head of the dance department, Liz Lapuh at UMass Boston. Shortly after College, Danielle moved to Los Angeles, California to enhance her training. There she had the chance to train under many top choreographers; Galen Hooks, Jojo Gomez, Brian Friedman, Antoine Troupe and Kolanie Marks just to name a few. She was also part of LA’s 1st exclusive elite training academy known as KreativMndz Dance Academy where she studied with many hiphop legends. The limits do not exist for Danielle but what she enjoys most is passing on her abundance of knowledge of dance and being a positive influence on her students dance education. She is delighted to share her talents and knowledge with you!

Melissa Tobin

Leanne Rose

​​



Originally from South Korea, Miss Heejin began dancing at the age of four. She continued her dance career at Westwood High School where she was the captain of the dance team. After High school Miss Heejin attended Plymouth State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Business, she is also certified in Dance Pedagogy. Miss Heejin has had the pleasure of working with many teachers and choreographers such as Patricia Biagini, Priscilla Wagner, Carol Morrison and Joan Wiegers. She has performed with the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and the Dance Team for Plymouth State University. After graduating college Miss Heejin continued her dance training with United Styles Production Company. But it was during College when Miss Heejin discovered her true calling, her love for teaching dance. For the past 10 years Miss Heejin has studied and taught with various dance companies and choreographers throughout the Boston area. Miss Heejin’s dance career has opened up other professional opportunities such as becoming the campaign model for Health Works and City Sports. It has been her lifelong dream to open up her own dance studio. Her goal is not only to teach her students dance, but also to share her passion for dancing in a professional, upbeat and fun environment.

Come DANCE with us!