Kristin Pierce created Shooting Stars NYC, a Manhattan-based company, providing 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, lyrical and pom precision along with successful graduates who have gone on to dance on prestigious ivy league college dance teams, as well as become professional performers in their field.
Shooting Stars, LLC offers both group and private instruction led by a team of dedicated and professional coaches including past and present NBA and NFL dancers. Coaches have also danced for Pitbull, Beyoncé and Flo Rida, among others.
Kristin Ledingham-Pierce holds a Masters of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio. She has studied at the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, England with Ben Kingsley and Kevin Spacey. She also holds Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Arts which she received on a full scholarship in Musical Theater. She has appeared in numerous professional stage, television productions, tours, videos, and soap operas. Kristin is a member of all three acting unions, including AFTRA, The Screen Actor’s Guild, and Actor’s Equity.
Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC teams were selected seven years in a row, out of hundreds of dance, cheer and performing arts companies from across the country to perform a six minute high energy dance routine for thousands of spirited fans at Barclays Center in the primetime spot for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Stars have also performed Halftime for the Harlem Globe Trotters at Madison Square Garden. As well as half time and primetime for the Knicks at MSG, the world's most famous arena. They have done this for multiple years and have been invited every year since. for
The dancers at Shooting Stars, LLC are no strangers to the spotlight. The advanced group of company were chosen out of millions for a 4 page spread in the August issue of W Magazine! The teams have worked with dynamic fashion designer Betsy Johnson, performing at several fashion showcases and events.. In addition to their high-profile performances, the teams put their collective star power towards raising awareness for two important causes. The teams were 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 the young dancers’ peers, the teams were also included in the HBO documentary “Rethinking Dyslexia: The Big Picture” directed by James Redford.
The performing teams make a year-long commitment to perfecting their precision, technique, showmanship and most importantly teamwork. The company holds over 500 First Place trophies from prestigious Competitions, including the largest dance competition in the country.
Kristin has put her heart and soul into making this company a safe haven for girls to learn confidence, develop life long friendships, and find their own unique voice. Kristin and her coaches teach girl-power, teamwork, and sisterhood all through the love of dance.