A Chat with Shayna Turk’s Academy of Rising Stars
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
STARS is designed to provide young children, no matter their ability or age, the opportunity to perform in a theatrical production. Each role is carefully assigned to mirror each child’s potential.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide each child with a script of the show, music, costumes, choreography, and acting skills to perform on stage. Students need to bring a positive attitude and eagerness to learn!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Shayna Turk, the producing director and founder of STARS, began the program in 2003. With the intention of teaching younger children the necessary skills to perform on stage and helping boost self-confidence, she has brought musical theater to the local community for the past 11 years.
What do you love most about your job?
STARS has completely changed my life and I could not imagine my life without it. Working with children is my true passion, and being able to watch them grow and enjoy the thrill of the performance is the most rewarding experience. I can’t wait to see what the next production holds!