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Holly 
Crolley

Ms. Holly started dance when she was just two years old; teaching her first class when she was 18. In high school, Holly was a participant of musicals within her school as well as the EVSC Summer Musicals. Holly has trained under numerous well-renowned dance teachers and choreographers throughout her career. After high school, she went on to receive her dance degree from Vincennes University, where she was the choreographer for the show choir her graduating year. With a wide variety of training, including vocal, instrumental, dance, and musical theater, she has always had a dream to be in the performing arts world.

 

Ms. Holly has been coaching for Expressive Dance Academy since 2013 and took over ownership in 2020, teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Tumbling. She has received multiple Platinum, Choreography and Judge's Awards for her routines! 

 

When she is not at the studio she is a mother, photographer, and traveler. Holly finds joy in helping the kids succeed to become beautiful dancers. "I love seeing my students grow in dance and nail that turn, leap, or trick we've been working on for weeks! But more than anything it's so wonderful to hear dancers say how I've had such an impact in their life, in their journeys. I'm not only teaching them dance lessons but also life lessons!"

Javon
Nealy-Pickett

Mrs. Javon has been dancing at 2217 W. Franklin since 2003. She was given the opportunity to teach younger classes at the age of 15. During this time, Mrs. Javon was a HoneyBear at Central High School beginning in 2004, becoming captain in 2008, her senior year.  

 

Mrs. Holly and Mrs. Javon first met during the CHS production of Annie, in 2006. After graduating, Mrs. Javon attended Indiana University where she was able to explore Middle Eastern Dance. After her first semester as a student, she was offered an opportunity to become a teaching assistant. She would remain in this position for the next two years until her graduation in 2012. 

 

After graduating, Mrs. Javon moved to Hawaii for a year. While there, she became Zumba certified. When asked, "What is your best dance memory from O'ahu?", she replied, "I was asked to lead over 100 Hawaiian students in a Zumba warm-up before an all-day sporting event. The event was outdoors, the lush mountain peaks surrounded us, and I’m sure there was a rainbow. It was humbling, sublime, down-right majestic."

 

Mrs. Javon has worn many hats with our studio over the years. She has participated in every element from building floats, ordering costumes, designing shirts, editing music, cleaning, painting walls, fundraising, creating parade dances, etc. Currently, Mrs. Javon teaches two competition classes, stage manages recitals, and does anything else needed at any given moment. Because... She loves EDA 2.0 and believes in her students. 

Over the years Mrs. Javon's dances have won several Choreography Awards, Platinum awards and Excellence in Entertainment Awards at national competitions and has had multiple dances win first place at the Fall Festival Amateur Hour. Her favorite award to have won is the Excellence in Hip Hop Award in 2022 at DreamMakers.

 

Outside of the studio, Mrs. Javon works for Sterling Industrial as a Construction Engineer. She lives in Haynie's Corner Arts District. During warmer months you can catch her porch sitting, working in her yard, and attending HCAD events. 

 

Fun Fact: Mrs. Javon and Mrs. Holly only live 1,056 feet apart. That's .2 miles or a 4-minute walk. 

Aubrey 
Cowin-Brazier

Ms. Aubrey has shared her passion for dance at EDA since 2013. She started dancing at age 3, and has been dancing ever since. Her favorite types of dance are jazz and hip hop, however, she also has experience in tap, ballet, and lyrical. At EDA 2.0 Aubrey teaches Competition Jazz, Hip Hop, and Competition Conditioning.  She has won multiple Choreography, Platinum and Judges Awards with her dances!

 

Aubrey graduated from the University of Evansville in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and an Associate's degree in Physical Therapy Assistance. Aside from teaching at the studio, Aubrey works as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist Assistant.

 

All in all, Aubrey loves teaching dance and believes it can have an impact on anyone’s life just like it did for her.

Whitney
Dockery

Whitney has been dancing since she was 3 years old and started teaching in 2021. In high school, Whitney was on the dance team and color guard as well as the competition team at her studio.

 

Whitney was taught by amazing choreographers from going to Conventions and also in her studio throughout her years of dancing. Her favorite styles of dance are hip-hop, contemporary, and ballet. Ms. Whitney is trained in all styles of dance and enjoys them all.

 

She is attending Ivy Tech Community College where she will be getting a bachelor's degree in the criminal justice program. Outside of teaching she enjoys adventuring outdoors, spending time with her children, and meeting new people.

 

In her time coaching, she has received double platinums, platinums and special judges awards for her routines.

 

"I love teaching dancers to be confident on stage and always believe they can achieve anything they put their mind to!"

Aly
Spalding

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Abbi
Killibrew

Abbi
Killibrew

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Jill
Horstman

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