Dedicated to Dance

Youthful Expressions was founded in 2016 by Owner, Zena Murray. As a Springfield native, Zena has always had a passion for dance and sense of duty to her community. Youthful Expressions was designed to offer an affordable and dedicated program for the local youth to call home. Following Zena's vision, Youthful Expressions has made a commitment to dedicate our time to giving back to our community through volunteer efforts and local entertainment for all community events.

Our mission is to teach the youth to aim high for their dreams, give back to their community, remain humble on their journey and let their hard work speak for itself. 



Owner, Director

Zena is the Founder of Youthful Expressions. Zena has always had a passion for dance and providing family services for her community. Zena's mission to spread the joy of dance to all led her to open up the doors and create a studio of her own. Her involvement with families of all sizes and demographics and understanding the struggles in our community motivated her to create a safe space for everyone to come as they are and share their love and passion of the arts.



Head Instructor

Tylor Thomas, born in Springfield, Ma, began his journey in his Junior year of high school. Tylor began dancing with local dance crews, then focusing his training at local studios, where he learned foundations for a variety of styles such as Ballet, tap, hip hop, and jazz. Tylor has trained for over a decade taking classes from industry professionals in New York aand Toronto. 

Tylor has guest instructed at several local dance studios and workshops, choreographed music videos and stage performances for local artist and toured as a back-up dancer for local indie artist Taija New. Specializing in Hip Hop and Contemporary, Tylor still dedicates himself to learning and training in the arts to share his knowledge and love of dance with every student who walks through the door.