Miss/Mister Star Talent Title Competition

2022 Titles will be awarded in each age division and level.

Regional Title score will be based on solo performance (50%) and an improvisation performance (50%). Royal Title contestants are eligible for all overall and placement opportunities. Each dancer will be grouped by age for the improv portion. Participants should perform in basic dance wear and the given display number or letter. The music selection will be picked by Star Talent Productions and will not be released prior to the event. Improv scores are based on Technique, Showmanship, Originality and Musicality. Regional Royal Titles are awarded in each age group and level.

Compete for the Royal Title at our Finals in Myrtle Beach

National Royal Titles opportunities are open to all soloist. A Royal Title will be awarded in each age group and level. Additionally, a National overall winner will also be crowned for the overall age group regardless of level. National Titles will be scored on solo performance, Improv, Interview/Questions/Conversation, Workshop participation and Photogenic. Separate registration entries are required for workshop, improv and photogenic.

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Aria Pulliam

Just Dance Studio

Miss Mini Excel

Aria Pulliam attends Just Dance Studio and started performing at age 2. She loves all things art. She enjoys drawing, dancing, gymnastics, reading and acting! Aria is a straight A student and really strives to be HER best at everything she does. She plays Hayden on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and has been in several television roles. Aria has two brothers who keep her tough and she loves spending time with family. Her favorite saying is “You may be tiny but always be mighty”.

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Lily Harvey

Dance Pack Academy

Miss Mini Extreme

Lily Harvey is six years old and is going into first grade at Virginia Virtual Learning School. She has been dancing at Dance Pack Academy for four years at Fort Eustis, VA. This is her first year competing, and what a successful year it has been for her. Lily trains in ballet, tap, jazz, cheer dance, hip hop, and acro. Dancing is her primary performing artistry, however, she has started singing and piano lessons. Lily loves performing and set her goal to be as famous as her idol JoJo Siwa. When Lily isn’t practicing, she loves going to the beach, seeing movies, traveling, crafting, having parties with friends, and spending time with her family.

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Aria McCall

ADMA Elite

Overall Mini

Aria McCall is 7 years old from ADMA Elite in Avon, Ohio. Aria loves to express herself through dance. Her favorite thing about dance is definitely all of the sass she gets to bring on and off stage. Aria performed her first solo this year and what an amazing year it has been for her! Aria’s solo performance received National Overall Grand Champion in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past June. Aria is so excited to be on stage again this season. Aria is honored to hold the Royal Title of National Mini Miss Star Talent and looks forward to representing Star Talent in the 2023 dance year!

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Ryleigh Ball

ADMA Elite

Miss Petite Excel

The story of this dancer is coming!

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Emerson Gentry

Morgan Crisp Dance Co.

Miss Petite Extreme

Emerson Gentry is eight years old and loves to dance at Morgan Crisp Dance Company. She has been dancing since she was three and started competing when she was five. Emerson’s favorite styles of dance are musical theater and lyrical. She may be small but Emerson has BIG dreams of performing on Broadway one day. When she’s not dancing Emerson loves to go to Disney World with her family and loves watching musicals, her favorite is Newsies. Emerson loves to play with her dog, Winnie and worked with animals at the SPCA over the summer and hopes to be a Veterinarian one day. Emerson is in 3rd grade and her favorite subject in school is reading. Emerson loves to dance with her two sisters; Harper, her younger sister and her older sister Peyton, Miss Petite Elite. Emerson is so excited to represent Star Talent as your Miss Petite Extreme and can’t wait to dance with everyone this season!

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Peyton Gentry

Morgan Crisp Dance Co.

Miss Petite Elite

Peyton Gentry is 10 years old and loves to dance at Morgan Crisp Dance Company. She has been dancing since she was three and competing since she was six. Peyton’s favorite styles of dance are jazz and contemporary. When she’s not dancing she loves spending time with her family, reading Harry Potter books and building Lego sets. Peyton is in 5th grade and her favorite subject in school is math. She hopes to be a scientist one day because she loves problem solving and helping people. Peyton loves to assist in the tiny dancer classes at her studio and has two younger sisters, Emerson, Miss Petite Extreme and Harper who she loves to dance with! Peyton is thrilled to represent Star Talent as your Miss Petite Elite and looks forward to seeing everyone this season!

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Braelyn Lang

QC Dance

Overall Petite Miss

Braelyn is 8 years old, she is from Charlotte North Carolina. She is on the Company Team at QC Dance. Braelyn is so excited to represent Star Talent Miss Overall Petite! Braelyn has been dancing for 6 years! She has grown up in the dance world ever since she was born. Her mom has been her mentor/dance teacher since the age of two. She took to the stage very young and has loved it ever since! Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical. Braelyn loves to perform and express her movement through dance. She loves her dance family. She has made lifelong friends.

Outside of dance, Braelyn enjoys being on the swim team, basketball and spending time with her family! She loves sweets. Her favorite color is blue. She loves to eat wings. Braelyn attends Bradford Preparatory School. Braelyn has BIG dreams and she has set her own goals to perform professionally one day!

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Zoe Campbell

Just Dance Studio

Miss Junior Excel

My name is Zoe Campbell and I am your 2022-2023 Miss Junior Excel. I am 11 years old and I have been dancing since I was 2 years old. I love to dance at Just Dance Studio. I have been with the studio for 8 years and I am going into my 6th year on their competition team. My favorite styles of dance are jazz and contemporary.

Outside of dance, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My favorite color is purple. I love shopping, traveling, watching Netflix and eating peanut M&Ms. I am an active Girl Scout, recently bridging over to a Cadette. As a Junior, I earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.

I am an honor roll student, National Honor’s Society member and cheerleader. My favorite subject is Science. My goal is to one day attend medical school and become an Anesthesiologist. One of my favorite teachers always stressed the importance of being better than yourself. Whatever you do in life, whether it’s related to dance or school, always remember to be better than yourself!

I am thankful for this opportunity, and I am truly honored to represent Star Talent as your Miss Junior Excel. I look forward to the 2022-2023 season!

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Delany Bruening

Studio 4 The Arts

Miss Junior Extreme

Hi! My name is Delaney Bruening. I am so honored to be named Miss Junior Extreme Star Talent. I also received Grand National Champion for my solo, Cold Coffee. I am from Marietta, Georgia and my Second home is my amazing studio..Studio 4 the Arts.

My love of dance started when I was 2 years old taking tap and ballet. Now, I study almost all styles of dance with my studio.

I would never have made it here without my incredible choreographer and studio director, Madeline Anthony and Tammy Moye. I love how Madeline doesn’t choreograph for herself, she choreographs to make the dancer feel comfortable and confident in their routine. She always makes the dancer shine on and off stage. I have loved every second of my journey with her and Mrs. Tammy and I appreciate everything they do for me.

When I am not in the studio you can find me hanging out with my family and friends at the lake or on a walk with my dogs.> When I am older I want to be a choreographer and have a studio of my own. I aspire to teach master classes at conventions and travel the country for dance.>

My absolute favorite part of being a competitive dancer is giving myself the chance to do better each competition, while giving the judges a glimpse of my personality with my stage presence. I also love meeting new friends and mentors on each seasons journey.

This season was amazing and I am so honored to be a Star Talent Royal! So excited for the next season!

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Marin Robbins

Dancer Unlimited

Miss Junior Elite

The story of this dancer will be posted soon!

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Jordan Barnett

Yvette’s Dance Academy

Overall Junior Miss

Jordan A. Barnett is a 12 year old Advanced Competitive Dancer and your 2022 ROYAL OVERALL JUNIOR MISS. She proudly dances at YVETTE’S DANCE ACADEMY in Fayetteville, NC in the Top Competition 4 level of Dance and in Advance Tumbling along with assisting with classes and workshops. Jordan attends and performs in productions at The Capitol Encore Academy in Fayetteville, NC. She has been dancing & tumbling since she was two years old and began competing at the age of seven. She is trained and has performed in various genres: Ballet, Pointe, Acrobat, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, HBCU Danceline, Tap, Step, Praise Lyrical and Mime.

Over her competitive dance career, she received numerous awards and rankings: Shooting Star, Diamond, Double Platinum, High Platinum, and Platinum for her solos in Acro, Open, Jazz and Lyrical. She has won Judge’s awards for her solos from DYNAMIC PERFORMER to TOTAL COMMITMENT, INTENSITY and POWERHOUSE. She was a 2018 NATIONAL INSPIRE ALL-STAR, Miss Junior Encore, Miss Junior Star Talent and received Runner-Up titles at Regionals in 2020 and 2021. She is currently a 2022 NC Dance Ambassador and Fusion National Dance Ambassador, and won First Runner- Up in the 2022 FUSION NATIONAL DANCER OF THE YEAR CHALLENGE in Orlando, FL.

Jordan has received dance scholarships to various conventions including the exclusive NC FALL COMMERCIAL DANCE INTENSIVE Convention and was one of the stand-out dancers called out to perform in different styles at several conventions.

She recently made her short film acting and choreographer debut as a Ballet Dancer in the web series DOGWOOD (Episode: 5). She is a Junior Choreographer for Shining Stars Creative Arts Academy, LLC and The Ezekiel Ezra Smith High School (E.E. Smith) Golden Stars Theatre Arts Department where she choreographed the musical number SHE’S IN LOVE for the 2022 Spring musical DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID and was a featured dancer. She also made an appearance as an Honorary Golden Girl Auxiliary Dancer in a showcase of the E.E. SMITH MAGNIFICENT MARCHING MACHINE.

Not only is Jordan an advanced dancer but she is also an actress, singer, and a fashion model. She has performed in productions at Cape Fear Regional Theatre Studio and Summer Camps, E.E. Smith High School Golden Stars Theatre Department, in the Shining Stars Creative Arts Academy Summer Camps, and as an honorary Fashion Model for MODELS OF DYSTINCTION at E.E. Smith High School.

One of Jordan’s ultimate goals is to be a Professional Dancer/Choreographer and her dream is to one day own a dance studio. Jordan is very appreciative and humbled for all of the opportunities that have been given to her. She is so excited for this amazing experience and truly honored to be your 2022 ROYAL OVERALL JUNIOR MISS.

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Marley Durant

Coastal Performing Arts Center

Miss Teen Excel

Hey y’all, my name is Marley Durant and I am extremely grateful and so excited to be your Miss Teen Excel. I am 16 years young and live in a small town in South Carolina called Loris. This is my 14th year dancing at my favorite studio, Coastal Performing Arts Center. I love to train in all genres of dance, but my favorite is lyrical. When I’m not dancing, which is very rare, I am at church, spending time with my friends and family, shopping, or cheering with my high school cheer team! After I graduate high school, I plan to attend the University of South Carolina for my bachelors degree and then pursue The University of South Carolina School of Law. I would love to continue my passion for dance by teaching younger kids at my home dance studio. I give all the glory to God for allowing me to do my favorite things and blessing me the last 16 years. I’m so eager to see where this new dance season takes me and I’m so excited and honored to represent Star Talent Dance this year.

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Ashlyn Buck

Coastal Performing Arts Center

Miss Teen Extreme

My name is Ashlyn Buck and I am 15 years old. I have danced at Coastal Performing Arts Center for 12 years and have been competing for 9 years. I train in jazz, hip-hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater! My favorite style of dance is musical theater and I also love to tap. I attend South Columbus High School where I am a member of the Senior National Beta Club and have straight A’s in honor classes. At school, I am a member of the theater arts program and the choral program. When I’m not dancing I enjoy being outside, hunting, fishing, playing with my animals, riding the four-wheeler, and spending time with my family. My plans after high school are to attend a university for the arts and open my own dance studio where I can help dancers become the performers they were born to be! I thank God for all of the opportunities He has given me in my life and I wouldn’t be where I am without Him. Being able to hold the title of 2022-2023 Star Talent Teen Miss Extreme is such a blessing

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Madison Hartsook

Morgan Crisp Dance Co.

Miss Teen Elite

Hi my name is Madison Hartsook, I am 14 years old and love to dance at Morgan Crisp Dance Company. I began my dance journey at the age of 3 with Gift Of Dance Academy, now Morgan Crisp Dance Company. For the past 12 years I have traveled from Connecticut to Florida for various dance opportunities.

Special Events

  • 2015-2019 I danced with Dance With Us Program with Moscow Ballet Nutcracker. I am looking forward to this program returning this season after 2 years of COVID stopping performances.
  • 2017 I danced in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.
  • 2018 I danced the World Broadway in NYC. I also preformed in the Washington Redskins Halftime show in Washington D.C.

Summer Intensives

  • 2017 I danced at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC.
  • 2018 I danced at The Rock School Of Dance in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2019 I attended the Orlando Ballet in Orlando Florida.
  • 2021 I attended the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington in Connecticut.

Competitions, Conventions and Nationals

It all began in 2016 and my number of performances have grown each year. I have won title 6 times, to include placing runner-up at Nationals in 2022 in Myrtle Beach. It is now 2022 and I am a freshman in high school. I am looking forward to another season of dance competitions, conventions and who knows where nationals will take me. I love the art of dance, connections with the dance instructors, choreographers and they many friends I have made through the years.

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Katie Dodson

Tenth Talent

Overall Teen

My name is Katie Dodson and I am honoured to be Star Talent’s Overall Teen Miss. I am currently 15 and will turn 16 August 16th, 2022. One fun fact about me is that my dream job is to be a choreographer working on professional projects. To achieve this goal I have preformed self-choreographed pieces as well as competed in worldwide choreography competitions where I have won, multiple times, in my age division. Another fun fact is that my best friend, Sarah Simpson, is also a title holder! She holds the title for Miss Senior Extreme. Another one of my very close friends, Gabriella Liebstein, is Miss Senior Elite! I am so excited to represent Star Talent throughout this next season with these girls by my side! Something most people don’t know about me is that I am extremely interested in film production. I think this helps my dancing/choreography because I am able to see emotions on a screen that I would like to tell in my dancing. None of this would be possible without my whole dance family! Thank you so much to Tenth Talent for investing in me. I am so thankful for the community I have met through Star Talent nationals. Genuinely one of the best weeks ever! So eternity grateful for this opportunity!

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Antonae Johnson

Just Dance Studio

Miss Senior Excel

The story of this dancer will be posted soon!

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Sarah Simpson

Tenth Talent

Miss Senior Extreme

Hello! My name is Sarah Simpson and I am 17 years old, I am your 2021-2022 Miss Senior Extreme. I have been dancing competitively for four years now with a passion for improv and self choreography. I have received many high rewards for my dancing, improv and choreography all with the help of my studio owner and mentor Natalie Fritz. A few of my fellow peers are also royals with me including Katie Dodson and Gabriella Liebstein. My favorite part about dancing has always been the acting and performance aspect, I want to leave anyone watching with a strong impression.

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 14 years now and I am the social media manager for my schools Pre-law account as well as being apart of NHS and Student Government. I have a huge passion for social media (follow me @ Sarah.simp67 and choreo_bysarah) and I hope to one day work as a social media manager for dance competitions and conventions just like star talent!

I am beyond honored to be your new Miss Senior Extreme and I can’t wait for the year to come with Star Talent!

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Gabriella Liebstein

Tenth Talent

Miss Senior Elite

My name is Gabriella Liebstein and I am so grateful to be Star Talents Miss Senior Elite. I am 17 years old and my birthday is June 15,2005. One fun fact about me is that I love to spend time at the lake when I am not dancing! I also love spending time improving and choreographing in and out of my dance training. This has helped me find my own personal style and has helped me grow more confident in these pursuits. I also enjoy spending my summers interning for the Isabella Santos Foundation, a pediatric cancer foundation. One thing many people don’t know about me is that after college I want to be a researcher for pediatric cancer. This internship has helped me learn more about fundraising, awareness, communication, and pediatric cancer. This has benefitted me in dance as it has helped me carry my voice to those around me in a well presented manner. My outside activities have helped me in the dance world so much! Inside and outside the studio, I love spending time with my dance friends who have become my second family. One of my close friends, Katie Dodson is this years Overall Teen Miss! My other friend, and rising senior with me, Sarah Simpson is this years Senior Extreme! These girls and the rest of my team were at my side and cheered me on through every performance! There motivation and the motivation of my teacher, Natalie Fritz, really helped me make my dream of being a title holder a reality!

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Avery Smith

Northwestern Studios

Overall Senior Miss

Avery fell in love with dance at a young age and never stopped. She has been a competitive dancer for over 10 years. Her first and last competition was with Star Talent. Star Talent Productions holds a special place in her heart. Avery has trained and performed in many styles of dance. Her favorites are lyrical and jazz. Through the years she has been very active in her dance studios with classes, assisting peers and younger students, teaching, choreography and helping with competitions. Avery earned many awards during her years of dancing. She has won regional titles, Judge’s and choreography awards, scholarships, earned many high overall placements and national honors. What Avery enjoys most about dance is the friendships that she has made over the years and values the importance of relationships, being a positive role model, learning from others and sharing the joy of dance with others.

Avery attends Appalachian State University majoring in Dance Studies. She also works at the Land of Oz in Beech Mountain, NC. Avery enjoys life in the High Country by spending time at her studio, working, hanging out with friends, attending church events, enjoying all that the mountains have to offer and is looking forward to life as a college student.

In addition to being a full time college student, Avery’s dream of becoming a studio owner became a reality and she is now part owner with her parents of Northwestern Studios in Boone, NC, where she serves as the Artistic and Starz Team Director. Avery considers it a great honor to represent Star Talent as Overall Senior Miss Star Talent 2022.

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Austin Chambers

No Limits Dance Company

Overall Junior Mister

The story of this dancer will be posted soon!

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Ean Harvey

Dance Pack Academy

Overall Teen Mister

Ean Harvey is 16 years old and is starting his sophomore year at Menchville High School. He has been dancing since the age of 2 recreationally, but this is his first year competing. Ean trains in jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, and tap. Ean is also in the theatre classes and clubs at his high school. During his free time, He loves to play video games, go for walks, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends. Ean has been the Eagle mascot for the Fort Eustis, Virginia, military base since 2020. His goals are to become a professional mascot and voice actor.

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Trevor Moreland

Piedmont Community Charter

Overall Senior Mister

Trevor Moreland is 18 years old and was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. Trevor has been dancing ever since his sophomore year in high school. His favorite types of dance are ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. In his spare time he is often found learning K-Pop dances, listening to music, playing video games, or hanging with his dog Beau! He loves dance and is planning to minor in dance and major in psychology when he transfers to UNC Charlotte.