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Elizabeth Falcon - Owner/Director/Instructor
Elizabeth Falcon - Owner/Director/Instructor Elizabeth Falcon, also known as "Miss Liz" in the studio, has been teaching dance for over 30 years.
Starting out she locally attended dance classes and self taught herself many different styles of dance. When starting at the age of 18, she traveled to various surrounding towns to offer dance instruction in Tioga, Grenora, Alexander, Medicine Lake MT., Westby MT., Flaxville MT., Crosby, Bowbells, Lignite and Kenmare before finally settling down to teach in Williston. The studio then started in the basement of Elizabeth's home in Williston, consisting of 1 dance room. The studio has grown to consist of 2 large dance studio rooms now.  After purchasing the studio she started with less than 50 dancers and has grown to over 160, instructing dancers of all ages, 2 through adult, male and females.

Throughout her time teaching she has accompanied many dancers to various classes and conventions including Tremaine, Dance Olympus, Celebration, & Spotlight Dance Cup where she holds a prestigious diamond award membership. She has furthered her dance education by traveling from West Coast to East Coast to take from some of the dance industries best: Gus Giordano, Joe Tremaine, Jo Rowan, Marcea Lane, Doug Caldwell, Shawn Hughes, Mario Velez Jr., Vincent Hicks and Antoine Olds to name just a few.
Over the years, Elizabeth has won many awards, including choreography awards from various competitions.

Elizabeth has been involved in the pageant community as well as the dance community previously holding her own pageant in Ward County. Elizabeth is a long time member of the "Who's Who" of Professional Businesses.

She teaches Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Combo Classes as well as Privates. Elizabeth and her husband, Kevin, have 1 talented daughter, Krystal - 30, who also teaches at the studio and 1 son, Joren - 22 who is an Engineer. Elizabeth is so happy to continue sharing her love of dance with the Williston community. EDE just celebrated their 31st year!
Krystal Dahl - Instructor
Krystal Dahl - Instructor Krystal started dancing at the age of 2, receiving her 15 year dance award as a Junior in High School and as the youngest dancer of EDE to receive the award and continued dancing through her senior year. Krystal was a competition member of EDE for over 6 years and has taught classes for over 13 years. She is very well rounded in her acquired styles of dance and has taken many classes in Canada, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, LA California, and Bismarck just to name a few. Her unique choreography has earned her dancers numerous and various awards throughout the years including 'best choreography' awards. She continues her dance education in various styles, the most recently being tumbling. She finds joy in choreographing, teaching, and inspiring those who love to dance. With many years of dance experience, Krystal also has a background in pageants and has judged the Miss Montana's Pageant. Krystal is a graduate from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Interior Design and an A.A.S in Business Management. She is also employed in the Oil & Gas Industry in the Human Resources department. Krystal and her husband Lukas and their 2 dogs, Jerzie & Mila live in Williston.
Shauna Staloch - Instructor
Shauna Staloch - Instructor Shauna Staloch has been dancing since she was 4 years old, started competing in 5th grade, and has been teaching since she was 16 years old. As a dancer of EDE, she attended Spotlight National dance competition in Las Vegas where she and her sister placed 8th overall with their student-choreographed tap duet. She has attended numerous conventions including Celebration, LA Dance Force, Dance Olympus, and Tremaine, just to name a few. In high school, she was selected to tour with Dance Olympus as a VIP dancer. She has also taken master classes from Joe Tremaine, Eddie Garcia, Scott Hislop, JT Horenstein, Malaya, Adam Parson, Liz Ramos, and Rinat Mousafarov of The Institute for Ballet and Theatre. She has also attended International Dance Camp at the Peace Gardens. At EDE, she co-directed “Fame”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Christmas in Oz”, and “The Nutcracker” performances.

While attending college at NDSU and MSU-Moorhead, she taught dance at Red River Dance & Performing Company for 7 years, and was the Business Manager and competition team director for 4 of those years. She graduated from NDSU with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Dance from MSU-Moorhead. During her college years, she was a dancer with the Fargo-Moorhead Dance Theatre Repertoire.

Shauna has been involved in the Miss North Dakota Youth Scholarship Pageant and Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant for numerous years as a titleholder and co-director. She is currently involved with 4-H as a Cloverbud Leader and is employed at a local bank. Shauna is married to Andy, and they have a wonderful 11 year old daughter, who is on the EDE dance competition team, and an energetic 8 year old son, who also takes classes at EDE. Shauna enjoys teaching ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and lyrical. Her enthusiasm for teaching our youth and her passion for dance are apparent when she is in class with her students and when they are performing on stage. She believes it is important to teach students great technique as well as teaching them to dance from their hearts while having fun. Her dancers have earned various awards throughout the years including many Judge’s Choice Awards. Shauna is very excited to be with EDE for another fun and awesome year!


Jade Eames - Instructor
Jade Eames - Instructor Jade started dancing at the age of 5 until 13 at Laurel Ballet near Pittsburgh, PA and studied under many master teachers while performing in youth ballets such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Cinderella. At 14, she was invited to attend the American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive in Detroit, Michigan and performed at the Detroit Opera House. Afterwards Jade spent time with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in the pre-professional program and was invited back to the American Ballet Theatre, as well as BalletMet and Boston Ballet the following years. In 2013, Jade was invited to dance with a ballet company in Myrtle Beach, SC where she entered the professional division and took on roles including Arabian Princess and Dew Drop Fairy in 'The Nutcracker', Cinderella in 'Cinderella' and Swanhilda in 'Coppelia' and also performed as a member of the corps de ballet. In 2015, Jade attended Coastal Carolina University full time while training and performing with CDC. Jade has completed a Grade 6 Exam with the Royal Academy of Dance earning distinguished marks. She has taught ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, and the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus in Myrtle Beach, SC and Titusville, FL for ages 4 - 18 and is excited to continue teaching at Elizabeth's Dance Expressions!
Megan Leigh - Instructor
Megan Leigh - Instructor Megan Leigh was raised in California until 2016 when her family moved to Williston. She moved from San Diego with her spouse William Cornell and her daughter Ashleigh Cornell, who is on the competitive team at Elizabeth’s. Megan has been in many Cheer and Dance programs since she was young. She has many years of experience in All Star and High School Cheer and, she can not wait to bring the experience to future cheer leaders here in Williston. Megan brings a unique twist to routines, to not only incorporate basic cheer movements and technique but also how versatile cheer can truly be. Some of Megan’s hobbies include drawing, painting, and creative writing. With interests in traveling and the outdoors, as well as education. She studied Forensics in College, as well as. Megan is a proud local business owner and Author.
Elly Adams - Instructor
Elly Adams - Instructor Elly started dancing when she was 7 years old at Dance Explosion in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In 6th grade she began dancing competitively and was a student teacher during her 8th grade year. During her time at Dance Explosion she was a part of the studio’s highest competition lines focusing on tap, jazz, hip-hop & pom.

In high school Elly danced at the regional and state levels on the Amery Dance Team. Her senior year she was named Co-Captain and was awarded the UDA All-Star and NDA All-American titles.

After graduating, Elly took her passion to the professional level. She auditioned for the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers where she was selected as a finalist and performed at a Lynx game! She then danced at the Semi-Pro level with the Minnesota Sting for two seasons and one season with the Twin Cities Titans.

Throughout the years Elly has stayed close to dance by choreographing for high school teams, taking adult/master classes in the Twin Cities and assisting at her hometown studio.

Elly moved from Minneapolis to Williston in 2017 with her dogs, Bella & Sammy. She is currently a full-time nanny for 3!
Hailey Carranza - Front Desk & Reception
Hailey Carranza - Front Desk & Reception Hailey Carranza is 19 and attending Williston State College for Business Management. She's the oldest sister of 5 and loves kids. She was awarded employee for the Richland County Boys and Girls Club that received second place at the state’s Youth of the Year Scholarship competition in 2018. At the age of 5 until 13 she danced in her hometownof Sidney, MT competing in Tap, Jazz, Classical Ballet, and her personal favorite Lyrical Ballet. During her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family or binge watching tv shows. She's a very passionate person and loves being involved Suicide Prevention and helping care for others in need.
Joselynn Didier - Instructor
Joselynn Didier - Instructor Joselynn Didier, a former dancer of Elizabeth’s Dance Expressions has been dancing with EDE since 2007. Joselynn was a competition dancer for 5 years and has a total of 7 years of dance training. Joselynn won a scholarship in 2014 to go to New York City where she danced with the rockettes, got an All Star Dancer award, and took a Mock Ballet audition. This will be Joselynn's second year of teaching classes at EDE. She can’t wait to start a fresh new year in the studio and is looking forward to a year of improvements and excitement to dance from new and familiar faces! Joselynn is also a student at Williston State College
Ali Vick - Instructor
Carla A Vick born and raised in Pisco, Perú and has been dancing salsa, bachata, chacha and merengue since 2002. She also has some background in days, negroide and marinera dancing. Carla received professional teacher training at the Mis Bella’s Artes Académi in San Clemente Perú and studied under the professional guidance of Felix Goyzueta. Whether dancing solo, with a partner, or choreographing a routine, Carla loves the idea of storytelling through dancing and utilizing the whole body to express different types of emotions and feelings. Carla enjoys incorporating a combination of passionate, dramatic, and sensual movements in her own personal dancing.
“I believe that dance lessons should be a fun and rewarding experience. I recognize that everyone dances for a different reason and I make it my mission to help students achieve their personal goals. Ultimately, my goal is to give my students a passion for dance that will stay with them for a lifetime. I believe that dancing can fundamentally change people’s lives for the better and give them a way to express their inner selves and genuinely connect with others. My philosophy is to treat students with patience, kindness, support, and understanding in order to help them reach their full potential.”

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