Dancing Stars of Humboldt is the brainchild of:
Melissa Hinz- Born in western Montana, Melissa has been passionately dancing, singing, and loving the creative process for most of her life. She trained and performed with the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre under the direction of Charlene Campbell Carey before studying on full scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In NYC she worked professionally in dance and musical theatre. Favorite performance credits include the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies and the following regional productions: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), 42nd Street, Crazy For You, South Pacific, Mary Poppins, Annie Get Your Gun, Damn Yankees, Gypsy Love, and Kismet.
In NYC she studied with many master teachers at Steps On Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Circle in the Square Theatre School. She also attended the Broadway Theatre Project directed by Ann Reinking and received her Yoga Teaching Certification from Laughing Lotus NYC. She's proud to have been an original member of the House of Roses directed by Jeff Shade, performing in their first show at Symphony Space in NYC.
Rima Greer started ballet at 3 1/2, and never looked back. She performed with Main Street Ballet and American Ballet of California in the Los Angeles area. In 1989 she joined interntational touring show Campanile until its retirement in 2006. She is currently working with North Coast Dance as the head of the Costume department, Producer, and choreographer.
Rima is also a compulsive entrepreneur, who owns a talent agency, a retail store, and is a published author. She hopes someday to play violin well enough to do it in front of other people.
After seven years in NYC, she moved to Arcata, CA to live with the love of her life! She's become a choreographer, teacher, producer, and director. Favorite chorography credits for North Coast Dance: Wizard Of Oz, West Side Story Excerpts, and many original works; for the Humboldt Light Opera Company: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary Poppins, and Damn Yankees; and a flash Mob for a birthday surprise! She won best in her category at VIBE 2016, Vienna International Ballet Experience, where she was also on the teaching faculty. She's the co-producer for Dancing Stars of Humboldt and is looking forward to choreographing Singing in the Rain at Arcata High and teaching and competing at VIBE 2017. She also offers private lessons.
Melissa is forever grateful to her amazing teachers, fellow performers, and students for being part of her life as a dancer!