Miss/Mister Star Talent Title Competition
2018 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%). National Titles will be scored on solo performance, improv and interview. 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 based on Technique, Showmanship, Originality and Musicality. Soloists should chose only one (if multiple) solo for title consideration and must be registered 2 weeks prior to competition. All 2018 Regional Title Winners and runner-ups will be eligible to compete for the 2018 National Title Competition.
Mini Miss Star Talent
Adelynn is a 5-year-old dancer at Visions Dance Academy. She has been dancing since the age of 2. While she enjoys singing, drawing, pageantry, and playing with her siblings, Steve and Hadlie, dance is her number one passion. She was Wee Miss Princess of NC for 2016-2017, and is so very excited to be Mini Miss Star Talent!
Petite Miss Star Talent
Elizabeth Reilly has been dancing since the age of three, when she took a ballet class at the local community center and became hooked! She now dances competitively at Visions Dance Academy, where her favorite style of dance is jazz. She enjoys stretching, playing with her friends, and her one year old border collie puppy, and of course dancing in her free time. She is looking forward to a great 2018 season with Star Talent!
Junior Miss Star Talent
Hailey Rollins is 12 years old and currently a 7th grade student at Princeton Middle School, where she is a straight A student and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been dancing for 8 years total and competing for 4 years. She studies in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, and contemporary styles at Tippy Toes Dance Studio, under the direction of Leslie Ingram and Michelle Moran. Hailey has won several top recognitions including first place solo titles, highest scoring solo of the day, Miss Carolina Princess 2016, Miss Absolute Dance 2017, and most recently Miss Star Talent 2017-2018.
She has also held several leads in her studio’s annual production of The Nutcracker including Clara, ballerina doll, and Snow Queen. She is also the recipient of the Carolina Dance Masters Ballet Scholarship for both 2016 and 2017. While she loves all styles of dance, she hopes to be a professional ballerina in the future.
Teen Miss Star Talent
Kensie Keele resides in Clayton, North Carolina. She began dancing at the age of four and has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and acro. Kensie’s favorite style of dance is contemporary. Her routines win top awards every year at competitions. She has won top Grand Soloist several years in a row at Encore Dance Competition, KAR, Star Talent, and more. Kensie won overall top soloist at Start Talent in 2013 with a NYC Scholarship and is now excited to have been awarded Top Soloist, Grand Nationals Champion, and Miss Teen Star Talent for 2017. Kensie can be found in her home studio of Prestige Dance Institute in Garner, NC taking weekly dance classes as well as being an Assistant Teacher in classes. She is extremely excited to represent Start Talent this upcoming year as Miss Teen Star Talent.
Senior Miss Star Talent
Emma Sheets is a graduating senior this year, who has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Over her 15 years of dance she has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern and has just recently began studying tap again! Emma has attended numerous dance intensives over her years of dance including the Jump tour and even being selected to attend North Carolina Governor’s School East for dance. She loves dancing at her hometown studio- Studio 68- because of her amazing teachers and the lifelong friendships she has made over her time dancing there. Emma loves trying new styles of dance and getting out of her comfort zone, because she feels that is one of the best ways to improve. She is ecstatic to represent Star Talent as their Miss Dance for the upcoming dance season!