Our Director

Background on the Director

I have been dancing on a personal and professional level for over 30 years and have been involved in teaching 20 of those years. I have advanced training in Classical Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz. Since the age of 17 I have been involved in all facets of the Arts.

* STAR REACH-a program established to teach under privilege youths dance as an alternative to drugs and unproductive behavior.
* CHOREOGRAPHER FOR PARKS AND RECREATION for Johnson County
* Performed on the Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Line
* Traveled with a THEATER GROUP – was the choreographer as well as a cast member. It was a children’s syndicated productions “Purple Pete”.
* NUTCRACKER: Performed in this classic ballet for over 10 years under the direction of Victoria Smith, of the Kansas City Ballet. Also involved in college and Conservatory of Ballet productions (Swan Lake, Oklahoma, Wizard of Oz, West Side Story and all other staples in the theater productions. )
* NFL-CHIEFS CHIEFETTE
* SCHOLARSHIP recipient/interned at Westport Ballet, UMKC Conservatory of Ballet
* SCHOLARSHIP, Missouri Western State College, Central Missouri State University
* BSBA in business received in 1984 with a minor in dance
* ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MWSC PERFORMANCE COMPANY
* MULTI-STUDIO OWNER
* MEMBER OF DANCE EDUCATOR OF AMERICA
* STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR DANCE EDUCATOR OF AMERICA
* COMMERCIALS
* CREATOR OF CHILDREN INSTRUCTION VIDEO (STARBUDDIES/TALENTEACHER)
* SPONSOR/CHOREOGRAPHER for dance and drill squad
* AWARDED BEST CHOREOGRAPHER IN LYRICAL AND JAZZ
* MASTER TEACHER of Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical
* JUDGE for a variety of national competitions
* TEACHER RECOGNITION AWARD-DANCE SPIRIT
* ASSISTANT COORDINATOR for Dance Champs a National Competition

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF STUDENTS OF EXPRESSIONS IN DANCE.

My students performances have won monetary awards, high point recognition, scholarships to S.T.E.P.S. in New York, The Edge in L.A., Dance Spirit scholarships. Title holders/Dancer of the Year for Regional and National Competitions. Expressions students have been able to take their dancing to a professional level, dancing with Mel Tillis, Bobby Vinton, Chiefs Cheerleaders, modeling, Productions in Branson Missouri, Drill Masters, back up for hip hop artists, studio owners, Brigade Cheerleaders, Semi professional Football Cheer Director, perform with the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, conducted workshop for Liturgical conventions and substantial scholarship to Universities.