meet the staff

Jenni Holley

Owner & Instructor

Jenni Holley is excited to be starting her 20th year as owner/director of the studio and has been teaching all styles and levels of dance for many years. She has also spent a lifetime working as a professional performing artist in countless shows and productions as a dancer, singer, actress, choreographer, director, producer, and stage manager.

Ms. Jenni received her degree in Dance and Theatre Arts from University of North Texas, is certified to teach ballet, tap, jazz, modern and acro by Dance Masters of America through University of Buffalo and is also a certified member of More Than Just Great Dancing and Acro Dance Teachers Association.

After teaching, choreographing, and performing all over the U.S. and Brazil, Ms. Jenni moved home toWaco to open her studio. Ms. Jenni is also the director of the award-winning Expressions Dance Company that performs and competes all across Texas.

She is very proud of the dance community we have built here at Expressions and is always striving to offer the dancers and instructors new and exciting opportunities

Lauren Jury

Instructor

Lauren "Lolo" Jury is very excited to be starting her 5th year teaching with Expressions!

She attended theUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor and received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She grew up dancing for 14 years in the Austin area with 7 years being on a competitive team. She has trained in all styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern-contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and pointe.

Lolo is currently attending Bowling Green State University for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to further her passion of human movement both through fitness/exercise and the art of dance.

Shiree King-Pryor

Guest Choreographer

Ms. Shiree is going into her 15th year in being apart of our studio! She currently resides in Maryland with her husband Patrick and daughter Ryan. While she's not physically with us in Texas, she still is able to come back during the Summer for company intensives and choreography. She is also in charge of our website and keeping it up to date with all the latest info for y'all!

Tristan Grant

Guest Instructor & Choreographer

Tristan Grant began his dance training at the age of 3 years old at his mom’s studio in Colorado Springs, CO. Eventually venturing to Fort Collins where he trained at Studio West Dance Center. At the age of 14 he built his technical and creative skills training at Artistic Fusion Dance Academy winning numerous awards and scholarships. Tristan graduated and continued his pursuit of inspiration on scholarship, at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.

He has performed as a featured dancer in Rogue Dance Company, was chosen as featured dancer in The Difference Between Company, performed as a Principal Dancer in Reformation Dance Company in 2019, and has been featured in Kent Boyd and Matthew Kazierczak’s short film, “Collide in 1986.”

He is currently training on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in Dallas, TX and is quickly becoming and continues to be a favorite Master Teacher and Choreographer both across the U.S. and abroad. His passion for dance and the creative process that he shares with other artists and dancers is obvious throughout his dynamic and well thought out work and he is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after choreographers and master teachers.

Stephanie Dunlop

Guest Instructor & Choreographer

Ms. Stephanie Dunlop has been dancing since the age of 3, teaching for the last 15 years and been a professional dancer for the last four years.

Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Ms. Stephanie started dancing at the age of 3 and continued to train for 14 years in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. While in high-school, she was a four year member of her high-school dance team, the Eaglettes, serving as Co-Captain her Junior year and Captain her senior year leading the team to several awards.

After high school, she moved to Texas to attend Rice University where she would receive her B.A. in Kinesiology Sports Medicine in 2011. During her time at Rice, she was also part of the award-winning Rice Owls Dance Team for 3 years and was Captain. Once graduated from Rice, Ms. Stephanie continued in her education and received her Doctor of Medicine from UTMB in Galveston in 2015. It was during this time that she was part of Urban Souls, a professional dance company whose concentration is on the Horton Modern technique and performed in multiple venues such as the Alvin Ailey Theatre in NYC. Between 2011 and 2015 while Ms. Stephanie was in school, she was teaching dance in the Houston area. Her competitive dance choreography career that resulted in various national titles, Platinum and Double Platinum ratings, Critics Choice nominations and choreographic accolades for both groups, duets, solos and has shown her work in numerous choreographic showcases throughout the nation.

In 2015, she returned to Florida to complete her Emergency Medicine Residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. While completing her residency, Ms. Stephanie was part of two professional dance companies, Dawn Branch Works, a contemporary ballet based company and Moore Dance Project, a modern based company.

Ashley McIntyre

Instructor

Ashley McIntyre is from the Bay Area in California and has been dancing ever since she was little. At the age of twelve, she started competing with Dance Academy USA and continued until going to college. She is currently attending Baylor University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Merchandising with a Minor in Dance. She has trained in every style including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-hop, and Ballroom. She also danced on her high school’s dance team and completed clinics with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.

During this time, she also danced with Allegra Dance Company. Ashley has a passion for authentic self-expression through movement and teaching a wholistic view and understanding of dance and dance history. She is excited to be starting her 3rd year teaching at Expressions!

Claire Gingras

Guest Instructor & Choreographer

Claire Gingras is excited to work at the studio daily after numerous years of involvement with Expressions—as a former student, Expressions Dance Company Member, Student Teacher, Instructor, and now Studio Manager.

After graduating to Expressions Dance Studio Alumni status 2016, Claire earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance—with a concentration in Choreography—from the University of North Texas in 2022, and is elated to return home to Expressions for furthered dance experience in instruction and management. Claire's passion for dance arises in using performance as a playful, therapeutic outlet; and therefore, is the choice motive for all instruction and interaction with dancers, parents, and other instructors at the studio. In the future, Claire is interested in furthering education in choreography and dance performance, and their relation to film direction and multimedia artistry.

Lauren Reid

Instructor

Carli Conner

Social Media Manager

Michelle Godin

Guest Choreographer

Testimonials

My daughter loves going to dance at Expressions! In her own words- “When I dance I feel like I can be me. When I step out on the stage, I feel confident and strong- not wriggly. My teachers teach me to dance and then I just dance.” I am so glad she has found what makes her heart sing and that we found a studio that brings out the best side of her!

Hallie C.

Sophia very eagerly looks forward to class every single week. The teachers are truly amazing. Hands down the best dance school in the area! We have loved watching her flourish and become a part of the dance company after years of training in her regular classes every week! We love that it gives her a creative outlet and the chance to express herself!

Crystal J.

Contact Us

ADDRESS

16200 Badger Ranch Blvd, Woodway TX 76712

Mon: 4:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Tue: 4:00 am – 08:00 pm

Wed: 4:00 am – 08:00 pm

Thu: 4:00 am – 08:00 pm

Fri : Closed

Sat : Closed

Sun : Closed

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About

Expressions Dance Studio & Company is a children's dance studio located in Woodway with an award-winning team dedicated to providing the best dance instruction whilst also empowering tomorrow's leaders.

Opening Hours

Mon: 4:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Tue: 4:00 am – 08:00 pm

Wed: 4:00 am – 08:00 pm

Thu: 4:00 am – 08:00 pm

Fri : Closed

Sat : Closed

Sun : Closed

ADDRESS: 16200 Badger Ranch Blvd, Woodway TX 76712

Email: expressionsdance.studio.company@gmail.com

Telephone: (254) 902-5173

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