Company DirectorCurrently director of a sales and marketing company representing IFEMA Feria de Madrid in the UK and Ireland, Louisa has enjoyed most of her working career working in the sales and marketing of exhibitions outside the UK and within small businesses. Outside work, she is developing an ever greater passion for the community and as well as being involved in church activities including messy church SEND and other community focused events.
She can’t wait to get stuck into using her skills to assist Expressions Academy to bring the benefits of the Arts to the Dacorum community and also to share God’s love for creativity with everyone! She also plays tenor saxophone and loves speaking foreign languages – Spanish, Italian, German, French and English at last count!
Hannah graduated from the University of Chichester with a BA (Hons) Dance degree before touring nationally and internationally with mapdance and achieving an MA in Dance Performance in 2016. She currently performs and teaches across Herts, Beds and Bucks. Hannah is joining the Expressions Academy team to share her joy of contemporary dance and movement exploration.
Daniella is the Founder and Creative Director of Expressions Academy.
Having had the vision for the Academy during her 1st year of University, she graduated with BA HONS dance degree and then moved back to Hemel Hempstead to start the company. Danie runs the company alongside over directors and teaches art, dance and drama for the company.
David has more than 10 years experience teaching Sunday school and helping run various children’s and youth activities with his local church. He has an A-level in Drama and took education studies at university. David currently assists with art club with Expressions Academy and explore clubs with Expressions1VISION, as well as other clubs and events when needed.
A local primary teacher and a former Youth & Children’s Worker, our “creative catalyst” Andy looks over ideas, provides suggestions and keeps our wonderful website, publications and merchandise up to scratch. He also has a BA HONS in Creative Writing, Childhood Fiction and Media.
Georgie graduated university with a first class BA (HONS) in Musical Theatre and is crazy for everything musical! When she is not touring and performing around the world she gets involved in teaching dance and drama.
Jenny graduated with a BA HONS (first class) in Dance and moved to Hemel Hempstead especially to start working in Expressions Academy. Jenny has a passion for creating dance classes that are accessible to everyone and is Assistant Director of the Academy.
Who we are:
Expressions Academy CIC is a Christian arts based company in Hemel Hempstead, with the vision to see thousands of people of all ages, regardless of belief, impacted positively by the creative arts.
Our team has an extremely varied background in arts, with focuses on dance, drama, music and art to initiate our creative spaces.
We want to make a positive difference in the local community, by creating safe spaces for individuals to learn, explore and create through the arts, encouraging creativity, freedom and transformation.
Our hope is to induce a better quality of life and relationship with God (for those who are seeking it). We restore a regular pattern of arts engagement alongside opportunities to explore life questions, spirituality and the Christian faith in a safe, creative and interactive way.
Expressions Academy aims to reach individuals who need creative outlets but struggle to access them through various socioeconomic factors such as funds, ability, age and accessibility. For the individuals who participate in our programmes we aim to see better emotional resilience, contemplation and healing, contentment and positive wellbeing, self-confidence, purpose, physical health, a new-found freedom, a sense of belonging to the community and a better understanding of God.
Our team offers a range of classes, workshops and performances in many forms of creative arts for children, young people and adults. We also facilitate events for churches, schools, care homes, parties and more; continually looking to form relationships in the community and offer more creative expression to such events!