Miss/Mister Star Talent Title Competition

2024 Titles will be awarded in each age division and level.

Regional Title score will be based on solo performance (regular scoring) and overall title performance value. Royal Title score will concentrate on showmanship, and connection to the piece. Improv is no longer a requirement to title score at the regional 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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Miss Mini Excel

Adalynn Brown

Center Stage Performing Arts

Adalynn Brown is 6 years old from Center Stage Performing Arts in Dailey, WV. She has been dancing with her studio since the age of 2. She says her favorite thing about dance is getting to learn new things and be sassy on stage. This is her first year competing with a solo and she has done very well with it winning many awards including 1st place Division National Champion.

Adalynn dances at the same studio her mom danced at as a child. Her mom is a dance instructor at the studio and her dad runs the tumbling program. When Adalynn isn’t dancing she enjoys tumbling, swimming, reading and doing pageants. Her favorite color is teal and her favorite food is ice cream. She says every time she is on stage she knows her guardian Angel, her Nana, is there giving her confidence. She is so excited and grateful to win this title and cannot wait to represent Miss Mini Excel in the 2024 dance season.

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Miss Mini Extreme

Morgan Turner

Morgan Crisp Dance Co.

Morgan is 7 years old and has been dancing with Morgan Crisp Dance Company going on her 4th season. Jazz and musical theater are her favorites and loves to be able to show her big personality when taking the stage. She loves to spend time at the studio and her dance friends have become family.

When Morgan isn’t dancing she is a complete social butterfly and loves to spend time with her friends and family. Morgan is now a 2nd grader and has also found a passion for reading and loves to tell her own stories and hopes to be an author one day! Competing at Star talent has been one of the highlights of her dance journey so far and can’t wait to make new memories

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Luna Daniels

Let’s Dance

Miss Star Talent Overall Mini

Luna Daniels is 5 years old and dances at Let’s Dance in Mauldin, SC. Since the day she was born she was meant to be a dancer. At just 3 months she was intent on watching her sisters competing on stage, being fascinated from the audience with the lights, shiny costumes, and music right from start. As soon as she was walking she would mimic the choreography of all the older girls from the back of the classroom and attended her first class at a year and a half. Through COVID, and thanks to zoom, she was able to attend not only her classes but both her older sisters’ as well.

This coming 2023-2024 season will be Luna’s 5th year of dance and 3rd year of competing. She is looking forward to representing Let’s Dance and Star Talent. This girl NEVER stops dancing! At 2 years old, watching videos of the Rockettes, she has decided that is exactly what she wants to become. Luna absolutely loves mac and cheese, her dog Lucas, and playing in the sprinkler. She is thankful to be doing life on stage and off with her best friend Maple!

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Miss Petite Excel

Noely Vera Guevara

Let’s Dance

Noely Vera-Guevara is 8 years old from Let’s Dance in Mauldin, SC. She has been dancing with her studio since she was 3 years old. Her favorite color is Pink. She loves lyrical because it allows her to express her feelings.

She is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Her first solo song this year was in Spanish, and it meant so much to her. Her favorite part of dance is learning from her teachers and having so much fun with friends. More than friends, our dance studio has become our second family.

When she is not dancing, Noely loves to play with her brothers, sing and draw. She loves the water, but is still learning how to swim. She enjoys a challenge! Noely aspires to one day be a dance teacher and choreographer. We are extremely thankful for Let’s Dance, none of this would be possible, without their outpouring love and support! #ProudtobeLDC

Noely is grateful, humbled, and beyond excited to represent Star Talent’s Miss Petite Excel for the upcoming season.

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Miss Petite Extreme

Isabelle McGregor

Let’s Dance

Isabelle McGregor is so excited to be Star Talent’s 2023 Miss Petite Extreme. Isabelle is eight years old and is proud to dance with Let’s Dance Company. She began dancing at three years old and became quickly enchanted with the beauty of movement in dance. Her favorite style of dance is Musical Theater though she loves having the freedom to express herself through many styles of dance.

Isabelle dreams of having an opportunity to perform on Broadway one day and aspires to have a career as a Disney Imagineer. When she is not dancing, Isabelle loves spending time with her family, friends and two kitties, reading and taking day trip adventures. Isabelle feels so blessed by God to have the gift of dance. She encourages others to keep believing in themselves and follow their dancing dreams. She is honored to represent Star Talent for the 2023-24 season!

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Miss Petite Elite

Emerson Gentry

Morgan Crisp Dance Co.

Emerson Gentry is nine 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 dance with sisters, Peyton and Harper and play with her dog Winnie. Emerson is so excited to represent Star Talent as your Miss Petite Elite and can’t wait to dance with everyone this season!

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Miss Star Talent Overall Petite

Addie Pope

Ignite Dance

Addie is 10 years old and dances at Ignite Dance Company in Greer SC. She has been dancing for 5 years and competitively for 3. She loves mostly all genres of dance, but her favorite is open/contemporary because she gets to do different types of tricks and moves. One of her favorite things about dance is that it has allowed her to make lots of friends that have become her dance family. She hopes to one day dance in college, maybe even as a RallyCat (Go Clemson)!

She is a rising 5th grader and is a current member of her school’s student council and A-B honor roll. She enjoys reading and her favorite subject is math. She would like to be either a veterinarian in Australia so she can care for Kangaroos and Koalas or dance on Broadway.

When she isn’t dancing, Addie enjoys making videos with her friends, doing arts and crafts, shopping with her mom and watching Braves baseball with her dad. She is honored to hold the title of the 2023-2024 Miss Star Talent Overall Petite and excited to see what the year holds!

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Mister Star Talent Overall Petite

Kai Durham

Ignite Dance

Hi! I’m Kai and I’m 8 years old, I am going into the 3rd grade and I dance at Ignite Dance in Greer, SC. My favorite genre is Hip-Hop and I love listening to all kinds of music. I have been dancing for 6 years. My mom owns the studio so it is like my second home!

When I’m not dancing I love to play outside, dominate on video games and hang out at the lake. I hope to grow up to be a NASCAR driver or YouTube Influencer. I am full of energy and love having a good time!

I am proud to represent Star Talent this year as Mr. Excel Petite Star Talent.

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Miss Junior Excel

Callie Casto

Center Stage Performing Arts

My name is Callie Casto and I am honored to be chosen as your Miss Junior Excel Star Talent. I am 11 years old from Elkins, WV and I love to dance at Center Stage Performing Arts Center. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and competing since I was 6. My favorite style of dance is contemporary.

When I’m not at the studio dancing, I love spending time with family and friends, playing with my dogs — Jax & Josie, tumbling, and competing in pageants. I am in the 5th grade and an honor roll student. When I’m older, I would like to be a surgeon or a professional dancer. I’m very thankful for my dance teacher Miss Nina, she always believes in me and makes me strive to be a better dancer

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Miss Junior Extreme

Layla Koerber

Morgan Crisp Dance Co.

Hi. My name is Layla Koerber and I am 12 years old from Spotsylvania Virginia. I love to dance at Morgan Crisp Dance Company. I have been dancing for 3 years and competing for 2 year and this year was my first year to compete solos. It’s been an amazing year and I am and I am honored to have been crowned Miss Star Talent Junior Extreme. My favorite styles of dance are contemporary and lyrical because I feel they allow me to really connect with the audience. I love to attend conventions and learn new dance styles from different teachers from all around the country. I also enjoy spending time with my team and making new friends. My favorite part of dance is that you can express your emotions with your movement and it allows me to be creative.

When I’m not dancing, I like going out to dinner with my family, Asian food is my favorite and I really like sushi. My favorite color is purple and I enjoy shopping, watching movies, traveling and going to the beach. My favorite beach is Turks and Ciaos.

Thank you, Star Talent, for this amazing opportunity and I am excited to represent the organization for the 2023-2024 season as a title winner.

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Miss Junior Elite

Samantha Brassard

Darden Dance Co.

Samantha Brassard, 12, has been dancing since she was 3.5 years old. She is entering her fourth year of competition this season. She competes in many styles of dance including, jazz, lyrical, hiphop and contemporary.

Samantha dances for Darden Dance Company based out of Mooresville, NC. She is looking forward to competing this season in several group dances and two solos. She aspires to be a professional dancer and possibly even open her own studio one day. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends (and making tiktoks!) Samantha is excited to represent Star Talent as Miss Junior Elite this year!

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Miss Star Talent Overall Junior

Kaitlyn Wilson

Emerald City Dance Explosion

Hi. My name is Kaitlyn Wilson and I am honored and excited to have been crowned this year’s Overall Junior Miss Star Talent. I am 12 years old and love to dance at Emerald City Dance Explosion. I have been dancing for 10 years and competing for 7 years. My favorite styles of dance are jazz and lyrical because they both allow me to express my feelings. One of my favorite things about dance is having the opportunity to attend dance conventions and competitions where I meet new people and make lifelong friends.

When I am not dancing, I spend a lot of time cheering for my school, as well as competing with the Ninety-Six Competition Cheer team. I attend Edgewood Middle School where I am a member of the National Beta Club, making all A’s in advanced classes. When I grow up, I want to be a nurse because I love taking care of people, especially my little brother when he is sick.

I look forward to representing Star Talent this coming 2023-2024 season.

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Miss Teen Excel

Emmah McClure

Gallia Meigs Performing Arts

Hello everyone, My name is Emmah McClure and I am so excited and extremely thankful to say that I am your Miss Teen Excel! I am currently 16 years old and will turn 17 on March 30th. I love to dance all the time. I am from a small town in southern Ohio called Gallipolis. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and I was a competitive gymnast for 7 years. I am now a junior at Gallia Academy High school, and I take early college classes at The University of Rio Grande. I am very involved in my schools theatre program, I am a part of our show choir group who has qualified to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York this upcoming March, and I am a varsity cheerleader.

When I am not dancing, I enjoy tumbling, singing, and shopping. After I graduate I plan to be on a college dance team and I would love to help teach dance as well. I am so grateful for this opportunity, and I’m so thankful for my family and my best friend for always believing in me! I cannot wait for the upcoming season and am truly honored to represent Star Talent for the 2024 season!

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Miss Teen Extreme

Ashelyn Pressley

The Main Event Dance Co.

Ashelyn Pressley is from from Rutherfordton, North Carolina! I love to dance at The Main Event Dance Company. I have been dancing for 10 years now and dance has become my life. My goal is to become a professional dancer and choreographer. My favorite style of dance is jazz and lyrical. Dance has motivated me to always stay active, to constantly strive for new goals, and has brought so much happiness to my life!

I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. Since I was a little girl, Star talent has always been my favorite dance competition! When I’m not dancing, I love spending time with friends, going to sporting events, and working out. I am thrilled to be Miss Teen Extreme Star Talent!

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Miss Teen Elite

Cassidy Fisher

Techniques in Motion

Hi! My name is Cassidy Fisher and I am fifteen years old. I have been dancing since I was two years old with Techniques in Motion School of Dance in Wilmington, NC. While I love all dance, my favorite style is Tap because it has always been the most fun for me. I am very passionate about dance and want to continue with it after I graduate High School. This art has always been so important to me, and I will continue to push my abilities. I am a rising sophomore in the Pre-International Baccalaureate program (IB), where my grades are very important to me. I am also involved in Chorus and an officer in Beta club which I love being a part of!

A fun fact about me is that my favorite color is yellow! This year was the first time I have ever gone for a title at regionals or nationals. I won the title at a Star Talent regional competition, so when my studio decided to go to Star Talent nationals I thought it sounded very fun and no matter what a great experience! I am so excited and proud to represent Star Talent as Miss Teen Elite this season!

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Miss Star Talent Overall Teen

Kyndra Coomer

Barbara Ann’s School of Dance

My name is Kyndra Coomer, and I am 15 years old from Lexington, Kentucky. I am so excited to be this year’s Overall Teen Miss Star Talent. I have been dancing since the age of 3, and my favorite styles of dance are contemporary and lyrical. Along with studio dance, I also attend SCAPA (School for Creative and Performing Arts) as a contemporary dance major, and I am a member of my high school dance team where we just won a state championship and placed 5th at Nationals in Orlando.

I love to attend conventions and learn new dance styles from different teachers from around the country. My favorite part of dance is learning new things and trying out different choreography. I also love spending time with my teammates who have become my best friends and taking road trips with my mom. I recently found a new interest in choreography and even choreographed my own contemporary solo this past year, which was my title winning solo. I love to express my own creativity on stage.

I want to say thank you to Barbara Ann’s School of Dance for supporting me. And thank you to Star Talent for the opportunity to represent the organization as a title winner.

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Miss Senior Excel

Reba Williams

Gallia Meigs Performing Arts

Hello! I am Reba Williams and I’m so grateful for be your 2023 Senior Miss Excel Star Talent. I am from Gallipolis, Ohio and I’ve danced for Gallia Meigs Performing Arts for 9 years. My favorite styles are jazz and musical theater, I love expressing myself through theater and arts. My birthday is September 26, 2006, and I am going into my Junior year of high school at Gallia Academy High School.

Aside from dancing, I also participate in Show Choir and multiple of my schools Musicals, including Freaky Friday and Mamma Mia. I enjoy songwriting, journaling, reading, the beach, all types of outdoor activities and spending quality time with my family and friends.

I’m setting so many new goals to accomplish for this upcoming year, to further my work ethic, seize new performance opportunities, and better my dance career as a whole. I am so beyond excited for the upcoming competition season.

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Mister Senior Excel

Damien Westerman

Piedmont Community Charter School

Damien is 18 years old and is from Gastonia, North Carolina. He originally started dance when he was 7 years old to improve his musical theatre skills. But over the years, he has come to love it on his own. Damien currently works as a scare actor at carowinds, and wants to continue to dance and compete for as long as he can. Two fun facts about Damien are that his favorite color is aquamarine, and that Star Talent was his first nationals!

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Miss Senior Extreme

Tomie-Lynn Sing

Coastal Performing Arts Center

Hey y’all, my name is Tomie-Lynn Sing and it is with great honor and pleasure to represent Star Talent this year as your Miss Star Talent Senior Extreme. I have Proudly attended dance at Coastal Performing Arts Center in Loris South Carolina for 13 years with 10 years on the CPAC dance team. I train in all styles of dance and compete solos with lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and tap. Lyrical and contemporary are definitely my favorites.

I attend South Columbus high school where I have been a part of dance there for my entire high school career. In 2022 I was named student choreographer of the year and in 2023 I was named the most valuable dance member. Immediately after high school I plan to take the summer to travel to get more intense dance training that I can bring back to my favorite studio, Coastal Performing Arts Center where my hopes are to become a choreographer, and work with the most amazing people, my dance family and who knows maybe one day even work with Star Talent. In the fall of 2024 my plans are to attend Myrtle Beach beauty school to learn more about the art and technique of hair and make-up design, my second passion in life.

When I am not dancing, I spend my time with my family and my friends at the lake, I usually end up talking about dance and practicing. I can’t thank everyone that has been in my life and helped me grow into the person I am today. My choreographers, my parents, my family, my friends, my dance family, and most importantly, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dance with your heart and not just with your feet. Be your true self always, and cherish every moment good or bad, small or big, because before you know it, you will blink, and you will be a graduating senior.

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Mister Senior Extreme

Braydon Lee

Ignite Dance

My name is Braydon Lee. I am 16 years old and going to be a junior at Mauldin High School in Mauldin, SC. This year will be my 5th year of dancing at Ignite Dance. I started out my first year in recreational Hip Hop and fell in love with dance. I knew being on stage moving to and feeling music was my passion instantly.

My hobbies include being with my family, hanging out with my friends, playing street sports, and dancing. When I graduate high school I will pursue a career that will enhance my discipline. I want to major in civil engineering while also creating a foundation for being a known choreographer. I plan to continue to dance and one day become a staff member at Ignite Dance Company to further establish my skills as a dancer/choreographer.

The world is our playground with so much to learn from it and I plan to always apply my artistic touch the best way I can.

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Miss Senior Elite

Lillian Goodman

Let’s Dance

Lillian Claire Goodman is a rising senior at Easley High School in Easley, SC. Lillie has grown up dancing — she began classes at age 2 under the direction of Suzanne Goodman at Foothills Dance Arts. Currently, Lillie dances at Let’s Dance in Mauldin, SC where she studies ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and lyrical.

Lillie has won numerous regional and national awards for dance — Petite Miss Dance of Southern Council, SCDM Overall Scholarship winner, Emotional Excellence awards for solos, High Score 12 and Under at Dance Machine Nationals, and many other overall awards. She is most proud of the emotional excellence award she earned for her solo dedicated to her grandmother. Lillie was a competitive gymnast for 8 years wining multiple state and regional awards.

Outside of dance Lillie enjoys running track for her high school, shopping, spending time with friends, and traveling. Lillie is excited to represent Star Talent this year as Miss Senior Elite Star Talent.

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Miss Star Talent Overall Senior

Serena McGuinn

Parker Dance Co.

My name is Serena McGuinn, and I am very honored to be listed as the Miss Star Talent Overall Senior! It was such an honor to spend my last Nationals as a high school student with Star Talent. I have been dancing for over 12 years at Carrollton Academy of Dance, and will continue to dance into my college years.

I will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Industrial Design, while participating as a member of the Georgia Tech Goldrush dance team. I have started to branch out into the choreography world for high school dance teams, and also teaching at local studios.

I am so excited to continue to dance as well as choreograph too, and I hope to eventually achieve my dream of opening my own dance convention. My goal is to create a safe space for dancers.

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Mister Star Talent Overall Senior

Tyler Ou

Parker Dance Co.

Hey there! I’m Tyler Ou, I’m 17 years old, and I’m so honored to be named Star Talent’s Overall Senior Mister! It’s been an amazing journey, and I couldn’t have done it without the unwavering support and trust from my friends, family, and the wonderful dance studio I belong to — Carrollton Academy of Dance. Their guidance has been instrumental in shaping me into the dancer I am today. I’ve spent 8 wonderful years dancing, 6 of which were spent in the competitive and convention world, and explored numerous styles along the way. However, contemporary holds a special place in my heart because of its freedom of motion and expression.

Outside of dance, I’m also an AP and IB student, showing that you can totally slay and balance school with your passion for dance! In my free time, which doesn’t come by very often, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, improving, and choreographing.

After high school, I hope to take the stage and perform for a few years before transitioning into a choreographer role. I want to share my passion and knowledge with aspiring dancers, whether it’s at a school, studio, or convention. The thought of inspiring others through dance excites me, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.