Salt and Light Dance Studio was established in 2016 by Rachel Fuchs-Payne who wanted to create a faith based dance school in Duluth. She has taught many different dance styles, has worked with students with physical and cognitive disabilities, is passionate about teaching dance to people living with Parkinson's disease, and feels that dance is for everyone. 

Rachel has 17 years of classical ballet training and 3 years of professional dance experience. She has been teaching for a combined total of 8 years for students in the area, previously at The Minnesota Ballet and currently at Salt and Light Dance Studio.