Kristin Pierce grew up dancing as a company member in highly esteemed classical and competitive dance companies. She attended Performing Arts High school and graduated with Presidential Recognition. She received a full scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. She also trained at Oxford University in England with an emphasis in Classical Theater. Kristin then attended The Actor's Studio at The New School, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts. Kristin has appeared in many commercials, films, and television shows. Some of her favorites include SNL and All My Children. Kristin worked as the on-set acting coach for many child actors on Emmy awarded daytime television dramas. Kristin has performed leading roles singing and dancing in countless national tours, and has held numerous leading roles in Shakespeare and Classical tours. She is a member of AFTRA, Screen Actors Guild, and Actor's Equity.
Kristin created Shooting Stars NYC almost 23 years ago. A Manhattan-based Performing Arts company that provides professional Competitive 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 multiple 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 Halftime for the Brooklyn Nets. All of this in addition to the NY Jets!
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,
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 also has proudly developed the Star Scholarship program, which allows dancers, regardless of financial means, to shine with Shooting Stars NYC.
The company holds over 800 First Place trophies from prestigious Competitions, including the largest dance competitions in the country. Shine On! Many of Kristin's private vocal, dance, and acting students have a huge success rates in the industry. See link
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