Erin Spriggs is the owner/director of Dance Expressions. She began dancing at the age of 4, excelling in ballet, tap, and jazz as a young dancer; however finding that lyrical and contemporary is where she is most passionate. Her studies in Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Iowa, and Tulsa developed her technique and performance levels. Erin has had the privilege of studying under Gus Giordano, Bill Hotaling, Chet Walker, Finis Jhung, Savion Glover, and several others. Erin opened two dance studios in the greater Kansas City area where all of her talents have gelled.
She opened her first location in Paola in 1998 and branched out to the Shawnee/Lenexa area opening a second location in 2006. Erin is a certified dance instructor and a member of Dance Masters of America, where she is the Vice President of The Heart of America, Chapter 28. She is honored to be a national director of the DMA National Petite Miss and Master Dance of America Pageant. Erin has developed nationally recognized and award winning students thru her masterful works of art, where they have been recognized for their award-winning performance and technique levels. Many of her talented students are now dance instructors, studio owners, performing on cruise lines, and working with various companies across the US.
The former performer, Erin, is now a nationally recognized choreographer, creative set and stage designer, and fashion forward costume designer, garnering national awards in all categories. She also has acquired special national recognition for her vision and conceptual choreography. In her spare time, Erin enjoys judging and choreographing for regional and national competitions and is a national judge for Rainbow Dance Competition, KAR, and Dance Masters of America. She loves sharing her passion for dance to not only her students but to others by traveling to other studios as a guest instructor and choreographer. Erin’s most recent honors are having Dance Expressions ranked one of the top 5 studios in the state of Kansas and being featured in Dance Studio Life magazine.