Kristy and Casey Carr are the proud owners of ShiningStars Charlotte. The Carr's bring a powerful combination of 7+ years of in classroom teaching including Kristy Carr being named a Teacher of the Year, 15+ years of youth coaching including Casey being named Coach of the Year, and a lifetime of experience working with and developing kids. They live with their two boys in Charlotte and are proud to bring this amazing program to the Charlotte area.
The ShiningStars team is incredibly fortunate to have a team full of amazing talent, character, and skills. With backgrounds in musical theater, production, live performances, early childhood education, coaching, and more, our ShiningStars staff are the perfect group to help us connect to our mission of developing Brave, Creative, Leaders for Life!
Coach Macey is a graduate from Bowling Green State University. She holds her Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a double specialization in Youth Theatre and Acting/Directing! Macey started coaching theatre in Ohio and is thrilled to be apart of the ShiningStars team! Outside of the classroom, you can find Macey teaching youth fitness and gymnastics!
A Charlotte native, Coach Christina attended the University of Florida where she graduated top of her class. Christina obtained her Bachelors degree in Telecommunications with a concentration in Sports Management. Prior to earning her degree in multimedia production, Christina was a passionate thespian. Christina quickly transition from on stage to in front of the camera — working as a professional actress with some of the largest companies in America. Coach Christina also creates and manages ShiningStars marketing materials.
Coach Haven is so happy to be apart of the ShiningStars team! She has just recently moved to the Charlotte area from Dayton, Ohio where she has been teaching, directing and performing for students as young as two. When Haven is not in the theater she is pursuing her Masters degree in public administration at Franklin University. Previously she received a Bachelor’s degree in communications with a double specialization in youth theater/ puppetry and acting/directing from Bowling Green State University and a Associates degree in Theatre performance from Sinclair Community Theater.
Coach Michael graduated from East Carolina University in 2018 with a BFA in Theatre for Young Audiences! Coach Michael has a passion for sharing his love of theatre to young children. You can also catch Michael at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte!
Coach Elisha originally hails from Dallas, Texas, where she received her degree in Vocal Performance from St. Mary’s University. She has performed, taught, costumed, and directed at children’s theaters across the country, and now calls Charlotte her home. Elisha is elated to be a part of the Shining Stars family and for the opportunity to use her gifts to inspire growth in our community’s future leaders! When not challenging kiddos creativity in the classroom, you can find Elisha playing on the tennis court, performing in local theatre productions, with animals in nature, or skating for Charlotte Roller Derby as “Flamingo,” #042.