The Body Expressions staff 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 24 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 NYC 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 Lefevre – Studio Director, Teacher, Choreographer
Annie Roth Lefevre has been dancing since the age of 2 and has been teaching and choreographing for 24 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 age 17 and Scarlette age 13. She is thankful for her husband D.J. and his continued love and support over the last 20 years.
Cami DeBenedetto – Teacher
Cami DeBenedetto has trained and danced with Body Expressions for the past 8 years. She was a member of the BXP Dance Company and Crew for 3 years. Cami trained as a class assistant under the direction of Heidi Roth and Annie Lefevre and graduated from the Body Expressions Teacher Apprenticeship Program in 2015. Cami was a LADM 2014 Summer Scholarship Recipient. She continues to further her knowledge and training in dance by taking classes herself and attending dance conventions. Cami is always thrilled to share her love and passion for dance with her students.
Kate Starns – Teacher
Kate Starns is a Junior at Louisiana State University where she is majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness Studies and minoring in Dance and Business Administration. Kate grew up dancing at Body Expressions where she was also a member of the BXP Dance Company. She graduated from the teacher program at BXP in 2012 and has been teaching and choreographing ever since. 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. Kate is so excited to be back at Body Expressions!
Dara Schultz – Acro Dance Instructor
Dara Schultz grew up dancing and training in gymnastics since the age of 3. Her training began at Apetrei as well as Norhtshore Gymnastics. She has trained competitively for 12 years. In her training, Dara has learned valuable leadership and coaching skills. She has worked with children of all ages in both classes and tumbling as well as competitive gymnastics for the Northshore All Stars team. Her experience and training has given her students continued growth through flexibility, conditioning and a hands on approach to coaching to improve their skills and form. It is Dara’s mission at Body Expressions to motivate those seeking to grow as athletes and performers by strengthening them both physically and mentally to perform acrobatic elements in dance safely.
Tarrah Lange – Teacher
Tarrah Lange was born and raised in Kenner, LA and started dancing at age 3. In high school, she attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts to further her dance education. She also danced competitively at Rhonda Edmundson School of Dance. Her theater and tap roots led her perform with Gulf Coast Theater on Tap and perform in shows at Rivertown Theaters in Kenner, LA. After graduating high school, Tarrah continued her education at the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a BFA in Performance and Choreography in May 2020. While in college, Tarrah was blessed to travel to major cities such as London, Los Angeles and New York City to dive deeper into her dance training by taking intensives with companies like Body Traffic and Doug Varone and Dancers. Following college, Tarrah moved to Houston, TX to dance with Ad Deum Dance Company 2 as an apprentice member training in ballet and modern styles as well as performing throughtout the community. She moved back to Louisiana this past August and was blessed to find the Body Expressions family!
Virginia Crouse – Teacher
Virginia Crouse started her dancing career at the age of 10 and has been training and dancing for the past 10 years. She has accomplished many goals in her short dancing career and has had the opportunity to work with some of the most respected choreographers in the industry such as Desmond Richardson, Gregg Russel, Marinda Davis and many more. Virginia is a national title winner for In10sity dance competition and has been an assistant for Artists Simply Human and The Streetz dance convention. Sharing her passion and love for dance is one of the many things she enjoys most about teaching young, inspiring dancers.
Angelle Cavalier – Teacher