Our Team

All of our instructors have significant history and/or dance training in the genre of dance they're teaching. They understand that no two students are alike and will work with your student excel in his/her class at a level of his/her comfort. 


Andrea S. McCoy, Director

Andrea began training in tap, ballet and jazz at a local dance studio in Lancaster, SC at the age of 6. She ventured into teaching praise dance at the age of 11 when she formed her first team, LA Dancers which performed all over North and South Carolina. In 2013, she opened her first studio. From 2013-2015, she taught dance to over 30 students in Wahiawa, Hawaii. 

Her favorite style of dance is contemporary. 


Dessiree Blackmon, Lead Instructor

Ms. Dessiree began studying dance at a local dance studio in Lancaster, SC at the age of 8. She has been dancing for 20 years and has been teaching for 10 years. In 2013, she assisted Andrea in opening the first studio, Ebony ExpressionZ. In 2014, she joined Andrea in Wahiawa, HI to teach a group over 30 girls and boys. In Hawaii, Dessiree began learning the style of Majorette and taught the style to those students for a few productions held in Hawaii. When she is not teaching, you will find Dessiree in her makeup studio with a client as she is also the head makeup artist for I Am Dance Center. 

Her favorite styles of dance are jazz, lyrical and majorette. 


Amber Douglas, Modern & Ballet

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A’Vionne Richardson, Majorette