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Nesha Woodhouse

Nesha Woodhouse

Artistic Director, Early Childhood, Combo Class, Jazz & Tap

Nesha Woodhouse grew up on a farm in Kimberly, Idaho with seven sisters and two brothers. Her parents were more interested in seeing their children develop their talents in music and dance than having them work on the farm. They enrolled Nesha in her first dance class at the age of 3 and she’s been dancing ever since.  

She attended BYU on academic scholarship where she continued her dance studies and danced with the Cougarettes. She graduated cum laude with a degree in Psychology in 1996.  Nesha caught the eye of her husband, Tyler, at BYU and shortly after they married, he whisked her away to an internship in New York City where she continued her dance education. She has also danced with the Deseret Dance Theater Company and performed in the production of “Woman in the Wind” at the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City.

Nesha created Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy in 2000, in her basement with a handful of students. The studio has grown bigger and better each year, and now has locations in both Herriman and Salem, Utah. Lifehouse performs ballets, musicals, and dance productions each year that have greatly impacted the performing arts in Utah Valley.

She strives to provide solid technical instruction in the performing arts in an environment that teaches the love of others, the gift of the human body, the beauty of the human spirit, the value of hard work and a desire to use talents to bless the lives of others. Nesha currently has three children and lives in Spanish Fork.