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The Body Expressions staff and teachers are skilled at educating students in the full-spectrum of current dance styles supported by strong classical training. Periodic guest teacher workshops expose our students to even more challenging levels while offering highly coveted networking opportunities for those pursuing dance professionally.

Heidi Roth Miller – Studio Director, Teacher, Choreographer

Heidi Roth Miller has been teaching and choreographing for 26 years. As one of the Owners/Directors of Body Expressions, Heidi has been committed to bringing quality dance education to the Northshore community since opening the studio in 1998. Her choreography has been recognized over the years by many special awards and placements including several “Outstanding Choreography” awards. Heidi travels each year to advance her own training, expanding her knowledge of dance, choreography and of staging large productions. This has allowed her to bring the newest trends in choreography and teaching methods to the students of Body Expressions. She has enjoyed immensely sharing and teaching this wealth of information with her students over the years! Heidi has also performed and worked under artists such as Mia Michaels and Dan Karaty in two Off-Broadway shows, Mia Live and Shake the Floor.

Annie Roth Lefevre – Studio Director, Teacher, Choreographer

Annie Roth Lefevre has been dancing since the age of 2 and has been teaching and choreographing for 26 years. As one of the Owners/Directors of Body Expressions, Annie’s love and passion for dance and for teaching children of all ages inspires her each and every day to bring the best training to her students. Each year Annie educates herself in the ever-evolving dance industry to make sure she is continuing to learn and bringing the best dance technique and training methods to the students of Body Expressions. Annie’s choreography has received special recognition at competitions around the country. Some of these include Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Style, the Critic’s Choice Award and the Showmanship Award. She has received training from some of the best dancers/choreographers in the industry and has performed in an Off-Broadway show under the direction of Mia Michaels. Annie is the proud mother of two wonderfully amazing daughters, Stella and Scarlette. She is thankful for her husband D.J. and his continued love and support over the last 26 years.   

Kate Starns – Teacher

Kate Starns was born and rasied in Mandeville, Louisiana. She started dancing at Body Expressions at a young age, where she was a member of the BXP Dance Company. She graduated the Body Expressions Teacher program in 2012, and has been teaching and choreographing ever since. While attending Louisiana State University, she continued her training by studying dance history and composition. Kate has traveled the southern area attending dance conventions and studying with many famous choreographers including those from So You Think You Can Dance. Kate’s passion for dance inspires her to continue to grow and hone her skills. Through her own hard work and dedication to the art form, Kate hopes to inspire her students to follow their dreams and achieve their goals.

Angelle Cavalier – Teacher                              

Angelle has been dancing for 25 years and graduated from the Body Expressions Teacher program in 2017. Angelle loves expanding her knowledge of dance and improving her own technical and artistic training by taking classes at Broadway Dance Center, Miami City Ballet and other regional dance conventions as often as possible. She has now been teaching dance for 6 years and will always continue perfecting her craft and doing what she loves, dance! She has enjoyed immensely teaching the students of Body Expressions.

Katherine Claxton – Teacher

Katherine Claxton is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. A love and passion for dance was quickly discovered at the age of 11, training in ballet, tap, and jazz. In 2018, she began pursuing her BFA in dance at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Claxton has had the privilege of working with teachers and choreographers such as Laura Morton, Kevin Jenkins, Ryan Corriston, Ravenna Tucker Wagnon, Vincent Hardy, and Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg. During her time at Belhaven, she received the Bezalel award for artistic achievement and graduated with honors in the Spring of 2022. Now based in New Orleans, Katherine is excited to start her professional career as a dancer with Marigny Opera Ballet and a teacher and choreographer for surrounding dance studios.

Stella Lefevre – Teacher

Stella Lefevre is the daughter of Annie Roth Lefevre. She has been dancing at Body Expressions since the moment she could walk! Stella has been training with the Body Expressions Dance Company for 12 years. She has successfully completed the Body Expressions Graduate Teacher program in 2021 and has been assisting other teachers and choreographing since. Stella received a scholarship to the Hollywoord Summer Tour Intensive in 2019 to further her dance training under choreographers in Los Angeles area. She is thrilled to be able to inspire the next generation of dancers at Body Expressions.

Stephanie Harris – Teacher

Stephanie Harris was born and raised in Slidell, Louisiana where she began her dance journey at the age of 4. A few years later she began competitive soccer and excelled at both all through high school, but knew that dance was the dream she wanted to chase. In college, Stephanie became a member of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Dance Program under the direction of Keith “Skip” Costa and Dr. Martie Fellom. Stephanie received awards such as the Mary Lou Champagne Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Dance, and she was chosen to represent Southeastern at the American College Dance Association with two of her choreographic suites, “Episode” and “Projections”. She was also selected to perform in a piece by the Urban Bush Women, where she was later invited back to the company’s summer workshop. Stephanie wrote her thesis on how deeply a sound score paired with unique movement can transport an audience into another world. Her capstone concert premiered in March of 2021, and she was able to share her passion to a completely sold out theatre before graduating that May. Upon graduating, Stephanie was selected to do a residency with Dow Dance Company. There, she was able to choreograph for “Binge Dance Festival”, a partnership with the New Orleans Cultural and Tourism Fund designed to increase opportunities to BIPOC emerging choreographers and create connection between the African diaspora and African continent. Stephanie has also joined the touring staff for Revolution Talent Competition, and has had the opportunity to Judge, interact with hundreds of young dancers, and take dance classes all around the country. Above these things, teaching the youth has become Stephanie’s favorite thing to do, and she can’t wait to see what the future holds for herself and for her students.