Creative Expressions has been committed to serving the Flint Community and surrounding areas since 1982. We strive to provide cultural enrichment to those at-risk children within the flint community; fostering a platform in which students of all ages can pursue their dreams.
The vision of this organization is to pursue the "Creators" expressions by providing educational and cultural enrichment through the performing and visual arts. Creative Expressions celebrates its diversity among the masses while creating a heightened appreciation of our human differences. CEDS continues to fulfill this vision by continuing to preserve the prominent foundation of a dynamic legacy locally and nationwide and by constantly giving back to its surrounding communities.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
To Pursue the Creators Expressions Through:
" Teaching, Training, and Developing the Creative Expressions that Lie within"
~ Est 1982 ~
Many of our students have progressed into professional careers within the dance and entertainment industry. Take a look at what our Alumni have to say about our studio.
Celebrating 39 Years of Dance Excellence
Jeremy "Unique" Davis
“I started dancing at the age of six years old. My mom said she sent me to Creative Expressions Dance Studio because I had two left feet. While training under Mrs. Sheila Miller-Graham those two left feet were quickly corrected. By the age of 20, I got my big break in the film and music industry as a professional dancer/choreographer under the alias "Unique" because people would say my moves were just that. Since then I have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. Some of those credits include; Avant, Mary J Blige, P Diddy, Ginuwine, Step Up 2 & 3 , Missy Elliot, and Teddy Riley to name a few. I was so influenced and touched by what I learned at CEDS that I opened a studio in Atlanta GA and named it UEDS (Unique Expressions Dance Studio) to pay homage in the highest respect!
Owner & CEO of UED Studios / Entertainment Executive
- Atlanta, GA
Henry "Chopper" Platt
“Creative Expressions was more than just a dance studio to me, it was my second home. As of result of training at Creative Expressions, I was able to cultivate my talent and grow into the dancer I am today. My love for dance grew into my passion for movement, because of the family like environment. I was fully supported, guided, and given the knowledge and wisdom to pursue dance in the real world; working with artists such as Omarion, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, and Ginuwine. Additional credits include major feature ﬁlms, “Stomp the Yard”, “You Got Served”, “Idlewild” "Dance Flick" and "Gangster Squad”. These films also opened doors for guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tyra Banks Show, The American Music Awards, Vibe Awards, Soul Train Awards, The Daytime Emmy’s, Latin Grammy’s, Dick Clark’s New Years Rocking Eve, the BET Awards, and The Voice to name a few. It’s nothing like having amazing teachers who truly care about you and are dedicated to making sure you become the best dancer possible. Honestly, there aren’t many words that can best describe what Creative Expressions means to me but I'll say this, without creative expressions there would be no Chopper ”
Professional Dancer, Celebrity Choreographer, & Personal Trainer
- Las Vegas, California
"How could I know growing up that taking dance classes at Creative Expressions would be a precursor to building a career as a performing artist! Through dancing at Creative Expressions I gained knowledge, discipline, values, and a strong work ethic. These things have helped me tremendously now as a professional performing artist, Nationally Credentialed Teaching Artist, SOLE Defined Co-Founder, and Children's Author. I reflect on my time there and am blessed to not only have learned to dance but gained a family."
Co-Director of Soledefined / National Performing &
- Washington, DC
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This program and/or service is funded in whole or in part by the
Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds.
Your tax dollars are at work.