Savannah Svoboda (She/Her)
Owner & Visionary
Hello and welcome to Full Expression, A Dance Collective! Thank you for being here and taking the time to learn about how we vibrate in the world of dance! My experience as a queer woman, dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur have all lead me to our mission of creating safer and more equitable experiences for performers through movement, education, and community investment.
A student of dance since I was 10 years old, I have combined my different talents and skills over the past 2 decades to create my curriculum and teaching styles. Growing up I immersed myself in musical theater, tap, jazz, ballet, modern, and contemporary - taking any class and performance opportunity I could! Earning a degree in Communication Studies from Colorado State University, I went to have an 8 year career in Recruiting, HR, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion before deciding to run Full Expression! full time in 2020.
In our Northern Colorado community, Full Expression! has collaborated with many amazing organizations including Fort Collins Children’s Theater, Opera Fort Collins, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Canyon Concert Ballet, and more. Request a full resume here!
Maya Jairam (She/Her)
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director
Singer, dancer, actor, improviser, sketch writer/actor, comedienne, freestyle rapper who is the living, breathing embodiment of inertia - a body at rest stays at rest, as body in motion stays in motion. Case and point: she's been dancing since around the same time she started walking (maybe even before? She doesn't remember - she was a baby!) and rarely gives up the opportunity to move and dance. It's a problem. Dog mom to a very awkward, neurotic dog....which tracks since they say dogs take after their owners. (also, who are these people making these claims? Is the council of Nicaea still meddling after all these years??) Major goals include cleaning up the dog hair, and conquering the mountain of clothes going in and/or out of the laundry. DREAM BIG, y'all.
When Maya isn't working as an artist or honing her craft, she is also VP of Association Memberships at The Influence Board, which leverages the power of networking for philanthropic causes. Most recently, and importantly, has been becoming the founder/owner and consultant at Equity Works LLC, a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) company.
Ashley Walters (She/Her)
Ashley is a performer in the Northern Colorado region with experience in singing, acting, and dancing. Currently Ashley is in rehearsals for Beauty And The Beast with The Stampede Troupe and Elf The Musical with Fort Collins Children's Theater!
She has been dancing with Full Expression! since 2017 and is so honored to join the team as Creative Director!
When Ashley isn’t dancing with Full Expression!, you can still find her on stage in various musical productions.
Adelle McDaniel (She/Her)
Dance Captain: Contemporary Fusion
Adelle is the dance captain for Contemporary Fusion this semester, and she is thrilled to be part of the Full Expression team. She grew up dancing around the house and at studios in Northern Illinois starting at age 3.
Being in motion and expressing herself through movement help her feel most like herself. She is so grateful to have stumbled into the Full Expression community - it is the welcoming, queer, body-positive, and genuine space she wants to be part of and contribute to.
Outside of dance, Adelle works on climate change issues, snuggles with her cat, and checks too many books out of the library.
Leah Baechle (She/Her)
Dance Captain: Tap Dance Captain
Leah Baechle is so excited to return to Full Expression this semester as Tap Dance Captain! She has been dancing with Savannah since 2018 in contemporary fusion, tap, and musical theatre. In addition, she has experience with swing and blues dancing as well as ballet.
Leah is active in the Fort Collins theatre scene, having previously performed in James and the Giant Peach and Dear Edwina with Fort Collins Children's Theatre. This holiday season, she will be featured as a swing in White Christmas at Candlelight Dinner Theatre.
When not performing, Leah can be found reading, playing board games, and spending time with dogs.
Alyssa Baechle (She/Her)
Dance Captain: Musical Theater Dance Captain
Alyssa is the Musical Theatre Dance Captain at Full Expression! She has been taking dance classes with Savannah for four years, including Musical Theatre, Tap, Contemporary Fusion, Modern, Ballet/Barre, and Heels.
She recently graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Vocal Concentration and a double minor in German and Business Administration. She is a private music teacher at Baechle Music Services and Songwoods Studio, offering lessons for piano, violin, viola, voice, and guitar.
She is an active member of the theatre scene in Northern Colorado and is also the Music Director for Playcrafter Kids. When not engaging in theatrical pursuits, she can be found reading, baking, or playing with dogs.