Alexis is a Boise native and began her dance training at a very young age. She was a member of the Sweet Liberty Dance team at Centennial High School and continued her dance education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Alexis danced professionally as a cast member for the Royal Caribbean Cruise line. In addition to the many hours she spends with her studio students, Alexis shares her passion for quality dance education as a member of the Boise Valley Dance Teacher’s Association. Alexis lives in Meridian with her husband Ben and their three sons, Yale, Easton and Bowen. The Xpressions Dance Academy is the fulfillment of her life-long dream and a commitment to dance education in the Treasure Valley.
Skye and Michelle Davis have both been performing since they were very young and grew up participating in theatre productions with their families; Michelle in Utah, and Skye in Georgia and Idaho. Skye's parents moved to Idaho in 2000 and started Starlight Mountain Theatre, which is where Skye and Michelle met in 2007. Michelle graduated from Snow College where she discovered her love for choreography with Ascension, the college's show choir. Since their marriage in 2008, Skye and Michelle have worked and performed together and separately at various theaters in Utah, Idaho and Oregon working as director, music director and choreographer. In 2016 they decided to make Starlight their permanent home. There they share their love for theatre and the arts with their own children and as many people as they can reach. They are excited to share their many talents in the Xpressions Musical Theatre students this season!
Erin was born and raised in Kansas. She started dancing and tumbling when she was 7 years old. She moved to Idaho to attended school at BYU-Idaho where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. During college, Erin danced on the BYU-Idaho International Folk Dance Team and coached tumbling for both the cheerleading and tumbling teams. Erin has over 12 years of experience teaching gymnastics, tumbling, jazz, tap and clogging and recently received her accreditation in Acrobatic Arts. Erin lives in Nampa with her husband and their 3 children. She loves teaching and is looking forward to another year of teaching Tumbling classes at Xpressions.
Emalee is currently a student at Boise State majoring in Anthropology and Archeology. She began dancing in pre-school and danced at several area studios. In high school, Emalee was selected to be a member of the Meridian High School Warriorettes dance team, spent 4 years on the team and served as their Captain her Senior year. She is continuing to enjoy dance through classes at BSU. Emalee has enjoyed getting to know the families and dancers at Xpressions and strives to make everyone’s experience a pleasant and memorable one.
Jada started dancing at a young age with the Central Washington Dance Academy where she had the opportunity to peform in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella. She also student taught beginning levels of ballet and attended summer intensives around the country at the Rock School of Ballet, State Street Ballet, and Evergreen City Ballet. Jada took dance classes at Central Washington University during high school and performed with Orchesis Dance Company. After graduation she moved to Santa Barbara, CA as a trainee with State Street Ballet. Jada came to Boise to apprentice with Ballet Idaho, performing in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and several New Works. We are very excited to have Jada at Xpressions!
Romeo Almeida didn’t start dancing until he was 16, and was inspired by Michael Jackson music videos! He attended college in Los Angeles to study theology and found his mentor and dance teacher, Billy J-Smooth. Romeo was able to learn from others including Matt Steffanina, Tricia Miranda, MADD Chadd Smith, Jay Smooth and Criscilla Anderson. While in LA, Romeo volunteered to direct a dance ministry program which taught free dance lessons to kids, growing the program from 100 to over 1,500 dancers. After graduating, Romeo returned home to Idaho and is pursuing his dream as a hip hop teacher in the Treasure Valley. He hopes to inspire his students to dance and to choose the better road in life!
Kim Phelps has been teaching dance and gymnastics for over 10 years. Teaching little kids is her specialty and she loves that she gets to be a kid again with them. Her dance background consists of high school dance team, performing groups and Mane Line Dance team at Boise State. Kim is an Escrow Assistant by day and is excited to be back on our staff and teaching her passion at night!
Danielle Bleier is a long-time dancer and teacher at Xpressions. As a dance student, she was an assistant in our Tiny Toes, Kinder and elementary Jazz classes and last season she was promoted to the position of Teacher in several of these classes. A recent graduate of Skyview High School, Danielle is enrolled at Boise State this semester and we are excited to have her continuing on our Faculty.