Sharing their passion for dance is what each of our faculty members loves doing each and every class.
Jennifer is the founder and director of Dance Express LLC and the Dance Express Dance Company. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts where she majored in Dance. As a dancer, she has performed and competed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Florida. As a teacher and choreographer she has worked in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Florida. She has choreographed productions of Water Babies and Mary Poppins. She has also choreographed for the Miss Palm Bay Pageant and worked with inner-city after-school programs in developing and producing It’s All About Us shows. Some of her students have gone on to dance professionally with the Orlando Ballet, the San Jose Ballet, the Voyage of the Seven Seas Cruise Line, the touring company of Lord of the Dance, Cirque du Soleil, and in Las Vegas. She is included in the book Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers by Eliana Loveland. She is the creator and an instructor of Express It!™ Dance Fitness and she is a certified Health & Wellness coach.
Theresse is the Co-Director and Company Manager. She has been with Dance Express since it opened. Theresse is a graduate of The University of the Arts with her BFA in Dance. She is a graduate of Arts at the Capitol Theater Performing Arts Magnet High School where she was a dance major and has attended the University of the Arts Pre-College Program in 2016 and 2017. She is the Founder and Choreographer for XRae Dance Company. She has danced with the Oasis Dance Company under the direction of Steven Khaos Wilson. She performed with Oasis throughout Connecticut and Washington, D.C. and competed with them in the RAW Hip Hop Battle in New York. She has trained with the Rockettes, Tiana Mancuso, Sarah Mallory, Nichola Johnson, Brian Freidman, Shelia Barker, Lane Napper, Alex Wong, Twitch, Eleanor Scott, Tyce Diorio, Dave Scott, and Mia Michaels. She has competed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York and was a National Dance Champion in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She has been awarded the Young Choreographer’s Award and many other special awards. She was the 2015 recipient of the Kenneth Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Award. She has choreographed productions of Cinderella and Into the Woods. She is a certified instructor for Express It!™ Dance Fitness and she is certified to teach the Franklin Method: The Art of the Plié. Theresse has been nominated for Best Dance Instructor in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. She made top three in 2019 and 2021.