208.466.1229 16175 High Desert Street Nampa, ID 83687

Faculty

Alexis Langworthy - Director

Alexis Langworthy – Director

Alexis is going on her 25th year of teaching in the Treasure Valley and 14 years as an owner of Xpressions Dance Academy. She fell in love with dance at an early age and it has been her passion ever since. Teaching came naturally and it’s definitely her calling in life. Most recently Alexis earned her certification as a Vinyasa Yoga instructor and loves bringing some of the principles of centering and breathe into all her dance classes. Her family of 3 teenage boys and a loving husband of 20 years, all share in her love of this thing she likes to call her “jobby”. Alexis is looking forward to another fantastic year with her dancers and teachers at Xpressions.

Erin Bastian

Erin Bastian

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.

Kim Phelps

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!

Kristina Hahn

Kristina is a former student of Xpressions Dance Academy and is thrilled to return as a Tap and Jazz teacher this season.  After graduating from Idaho Arts Charter School in 2009, she continued her education as a Dance Performance major at Oklahoma City University. Immediately after graduation she moved to Tampa, Florida where she began her dance career. Over the past 7 years she has been a dancer for Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Stiletto Entertainment, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Kristina is excited for this new adventure with Xpressions and looking forward to a great season!

Hailey Ussery

Hailey has had a passion for dance and the arts from a very young age performing in many ballet productions including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Firebird, and many others. During this time, she was involved in the nationally touring Missoula Children’s Theater, with prominent roles in Cinderella, Snow White, The Frog Prince and more. Throughout her education she has studied many genres including jazz, hip hop, lyrical and ballet. Athletically Hailey participated in Tae kwon Do, competing in regional sparring and form demonstrations, winning many awards and has earned a black belt in the sport. Hailey’s dance studies include summer intensives at Eagle Performing Arts Center, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for 2 years, and Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City. The latter resulted in her enrollment at Ballet West Academy, where she had the opportunity to perform with seasoned professionals. Hailey’s passion is now focused on young dancers, sharing the love for the art with a new generation.

Kylie Schroeder

Kylie began dancing at a very young age and has had training in ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and of course, tap! Kylie has spent several summers training at the CSI Summer Dance Camps in Idaho. A highlight of her dance career was when she was invited to participate in the filming of a Tap 24.7 production in Phoenix, Az in 2020!  Kylie has been an assistant teacher at Xpressions for several years and when she’s not attending school or at the dance studio, she helps run a cookie business with her mother. Tap has always been her passion, and she is excited to share this with other students!

Ashlie Jones

Ashlie fell in love with dance when she was in kindergarten and watched the older ballerinas perform at Recital! She has been training in Ballet for over 12 years and has been an Assistant Teacher at Xpressions for the last 3 dance seasons. Ashlie is a senior at Ridgevue High School, where she performs with the Choral Legacy Choir and is on the Yearbook staff. When she’s not dancing, Ashlie enjoys painting and practicing calligraphy. She is excited to share her love of dance with her ballet students at Xpressions.

Molly Mese

Molly is joining us from Kenai, Alaska. Her dance education began as a young child, and she has studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and other genres whenever she had the opportunity. During the time spent furthering her dance education, she discovered a passion for teaching and creating choreographing. Molly has always enjoyed working with children, and appreciates the joy and enthusiasm the tiniest dancers bring to the studio. Molly is excited for her newest adventure in Idaho and looking forward to joining the Xpressions Dance family!

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Xpressions Dance Academy

Alexis Langworthy, Director
Karen Campbell, Business Manager
16175 High Desert Street Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: 208.466.1229