Meet Our Instructors...
Ashley V. Bias-Johnson
Owner/Artistic Director/ Instructor
Ashley Bias-Johnson was born in Crowley, Louisiana and raised in Missouri City, TX. Mrs. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and minor in African American Studies from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration.
Ashley Bias-Johnson has 25years experience in Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. She was trained under the direction of Darlette Johnson-Bailey (Kids-N-Dance), Lakiesha McGowen, and Jana Smith (Dillard University). Her love for teaching dance began when she established the Missouri City Middle School Cougarettes in 2005. Mrs. Johnson lead the Cougarette Dance Team to undeafted seasons during 2005-2012 opening the doors to establish her very own studio, Studio V Dance. Studio V Dance was officially established in 2012 as a part of Lil' Harvard Private Learning Center and expanding to our current location. Studio V Dancers have taken home awards in Best In Class Team , Technique Awards, Precision Awards, Highest Point Awards, Choreography Awards, Super Sweepstakes Awards, just to name a few.
Mrs. Johnson currently resides in Katy, Texas wth her husband, Marcus and their three children, Mharlee, Marshall, and Mharlynn
Tap Instructor/ Assistant Director
Kimma Coppedge was born and raised in Charlotte, NC but decided to move to Houston, TX in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Winston-Salem State University and a Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Diagnostician from Houston Baptist University.
Kimma has 26 years of experience in Ballet/Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Majorette, and Gymnastics. She was trained under the direction of Veronica Badgett-Perry at B.B. Dance Productions along with dance school training from Northwest School of the Arts and The Red Sea of Sound Marching Band’s Auxiliary Team. During her competitive years, Kimma was awarded Overall First Place honors in all levels of performance at the regional and national competitions. She appeared on the stage as a soloist, in duos and trios as well as small and large groups in all styles of dance. Some of the most memorable performances for her includes appearing on “Showtime at the Apollo” in New York when she was only 8 years old and the Walt Disney World stage in Orlando, FL.
Kimma has been teaching dance for 10 years to students ranging from 2 years of age to adult. Shortly after moving to Houston, she joined the Studio V Dance family as Coach K and continues to use her passion as a developmental tool for the dancers. Kimma believes, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul”.