After training as a dancer, Maxine went on to become World, European, British and South African Freestyle Dance Champion. In 1989 Maxine qualified as a teacher of dance and established Expressions School of Performing Arts offering qualifications in a range of dance disciplines. Maxine is fully qualified to Fellowship level with the IDTA and has been nominated for a Carl Allan Award in 2015.
In 2003 she founded Expressions Academy of Performing Arts and Expressions Casting Agency. The Academy today is partnered with the University of Derby and Buxton and Leek College. It is accredited to provide Student Loans and Career Development Loans. Maxine is an accredited lecturer with The University of Derby.
Since then, EPA has gone from strength to strength, with Expressions being recognised as one of the leading establishments in the UK.