Kristin Pierce received a full talent scholarship to the University of the Arts where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She also trained at Oxford University in Theater. Kristin then attended The Actor's Studio where she received her Masters of Fine Arts. Kristin has appeared in many television shows, and commercials, Some of her favorites include SNL and All My Children. Kristin worked on set as a acting coach for many child actors on prestigious daytime dramas. Kristin has performed leading roles in numerous Musical Theater, Shakespeare, and Classical tours.
Kristin created Shooting Stars NYC almost 20 years ago. A Manhattan-based Performing Arts company that provides professional Dance, Acting, and Voice to the city's brightest stars. The main focus of SSDC is competitive dance. This company has produced some of the country’s top competitive dance teams, specializing in hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, street jazz, and precision. SSDC is proud of it's successful graduates who have gone on to dance as members on prestigious ivy league college dance teams, well known singers and actors, as well professional performers in their field.
Kristin has put her heart and soul into creating Shooting Stars NYC. A company designed to be a safe haven for girls to learn confidence, develop life long friendships, and find their own unique voice through dance. Kristin's company prides itself on instilling girl-power, teamwork, and sisterhood. She refers to her dancers and coaches as "Star Family."
For multilple years, the Stars have performed Halftime for the Harlem Globe Trotters at Madison Square Garden. As well as halftime and pregame for the Knicks at MSG, the world's most famous arena. For the eighth year in a row, Shooting Stars NYC was selected out of hundreds of companies from across the country to perform a six minute high energy dance routine for thousands of spirited fans at Barclays Center pregame for the Brooklyn Nets. Kristin is very excited about introducing even younger advanced dancers to the courts in the seasons to come.
The dancers at Shooting Stars NYC are no strangers to the spotlight. The advanced group of Company dancers were chosen out of millions for a 4 page spread in the August issue of W Magazine! The girls were also called back for America's Got Talent, and were also scouted for a private audition the year after. The teams have worked and performed with dynamic fashion designer Betsy Johnson, Most recently, Jr Company modeled and performed in a high end retail photoshoot.
In addition to their high-profile performances, the teams put their collective star power towards raising awareness for two important causes. SSDC was featured in the viral video titled “OUCH” aimed at educating women on the importance of regularly scheduled mammograms. Shifting focus to a disorder that effects a number of school age children, SSDC was included in the HBO documentary, "Rethinking Dyslexia," by James Redford. Kristin has proudly developed the Star Scholarship program, which allows dancers, regardless of financial means, to shine with Shooting Stars Nyc.
The company holds over 600 First Place trophies from prestigious Competitions, including the largest dance competitions in the country. Shine On!