Xpressions Of Praise Christian Performing Arts Academy

Celebrating what makes us great, You!

About Us

Who We Are


  Xpressions of Praise CPAA is designed to build character and self-esteem in the lives of each student. We focus on muscle strengthening, development, dance technique styles, the discipline of movement and the education of Christian Dance. It is very important that the dancer develops strong muscle-mass, exude power and strength in order to project confidence in any style of dance. The choreography and dancing, in its essence is always symbolic. It is laughter; a profound means of admonishing and the ability to connect audiences to exhilaration in a dancer’s world

The Artistic Director


 Mrs. Laassah has trained intensely with Patrick Johnson, Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Community College, in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern dance. Her passion for dance began as a child and has developed into a lifestyle, in which she pours out her soul when she’s dancing. Her choreography experience began in 1995 with the Grand Rapids City-Wide High School Black History Programs. Along with training and developing several local church Praise Dance Ministries, she has had the opportunity to travel worldwide.  

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Special Programs & Events


Xpressions of Praise Christian Performing Arts Academy strongly believes in providing platforms for students to share their gifts and talents with the world.  Annual opportunities are given at our Bi-Annual Recital Showcases, The GR Festival of the Arts, The Balloon Festival, Organizational, church, and school programs to name only a few.   We service our community with Year 'Round Arts opportunities through our Special Programs.  Click on - Year 'Round Arts.

'Our Family & 'Our Coaches

We believe in you! You Are Good Enough!


We aspire to cultivate your passion through movement and drama.

Our Tri-Annual Recitals


Community events create opportunities to bring our family together and provide platforms to share our gifts.

"My Dance Revolution LL's"


An awesome extension to our XOP dance family is created everywhere God allows me to serve.  

Our Coaches

About Our Coaches


Our Coaches embrace the morals and values of leading by example.  Some of our coaches volunteer to build young ladies through our "free" community base Club, designed for young ladies.

Mrs. Tiffany Jones


Mrs. Tiffany Jones being a Teacher of Academics for 14 years has had a passion for dance since 1996 and currently is a Teacher of the Art.  Her heart is to serve as she volunteers and dedicates her time to building character through dance.

Ms. Ja'ila Hall


Ms. Jaila Hall has shared her gift of dance since 2008, with studies in Jazz and Modern Contemporary at Jackson University College.  Her passion is to use dance/arts to build relationships and to tell a story through movement.

Ms. Rachel Lewis


Ms. Rachel has won several awards in the dance genres of African, Hip Hop and jazz.  Her love began in 2003 and has developed into a passion for non-profit dance organizations.  She has a drive for the success of our youth as she also volunteers in all areas of XOP.

Ms. Tiara Reed


Ms. Tiara has a heart to serve and love for young women.  Her aspiration is to build character & self-esteem as they develop from stage to stage.  She is a builder and beileves in investing time as she volunteers. 

Mrs. (Mo) Sonya Mosley


Mrs. Mo, Being a Youth & Juvenile Specialist, understands the importance of carrying her assignment to build our youth.


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Performing Arts Academy

1322 Edna St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, US

(616) 889-4714