Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company Dance Team to Perform at Barclay's Center, 2/3

By: Jan. 23, 2014

As part of the Brooklyn Nets' Prime Time Program, two teams from Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC will take center court at The Barclays Center on Monday, February 3rd just before the Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Led by director Kristin Ledingham-Pierce, both the Express and Eastside Juniors teams were selected 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.

While this marks the company's first appearance at a professional sporting event, the dancers at Shooting Stars, LLC are no strangers to the spotlight. For over three years, the teams have worked with dynamic fashion designer BetSy Johnson, performing at several fashion showcases, store events and festive holiday celebrations. In addition to their high-profile performances, the teams recently put their collective star power towards raising awareness for two important causes. Through collaboration with breast cancer activist Geralyn Lucas, 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 are comprised of 35 girls, ages 12-18 that make a year-long commitment to perfecting their precision, technique, showmanship and most importantly teamwork. The upcoming appearance at The Barclays Center will highlight the teams' signature mix of hip hop, street jazz and pom precision - a style that helped them win the First Place Platinum trophy at last spring's Regional Showstopper's Competition, the largest dance competition in the country.

"Performing the Primetime spot for the Brooklyn Nets - in the amazing Barclays Center - is the culmination of what has been an exciting year for this team," states Kristin Pierce, owner and Director of Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC. "I am so proud of my girls - they have worked so hard - and this performance is the recognition they deserve."

For more information about Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC or to inquire about auditioning for a team or training, visit or call 212-987-2203.

About Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC: Founded by Kristin Ledingham-Pierce in 2002, Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company, LLC is a Manhattan-based studio providing professional dance, acting, voice and musical instruction. The company has produced some of the country's top competitive dance teams, specializing in hip-hop, crew, street jazz, lyrical and pom precision along with successful graduates who have gone on to attend prestigious institutions such as LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, ivy league 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 MFA from The Actors Studio.


Winners Announces for 13th PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTREAL Photo
Winners Announces for 13th PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTREAL

Today, LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL (PDM) unveiled the winners of the 2022-2023 season at a ceremony held at the Studio-Théâtre des Grands Ballets Canadiens, as part of the biennial Parcours Danse platform.

DanceHouse & The Cultch Present North American Premiere Of Gravity & Other Myths A Photo
DanceHouse & The Cultch Present North American Premiere Of Gravity & Other Myths' Acrobatic THE MIRROR

DanceHouse and The Cultch present the North American premiere of Gravity & Other Myths' acrobatic production, 'The Mirror.' Australia's award-winning contemporary circus company explores the meaning of true connection in the digital age.

Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Karin Baker, and More Join Dancers Over 40s Legacy Awards Photo
Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Karin Baker, and More Join Dancers Over 40's Legacy Awards

The 15th Annual Dancers Over 40 Legacy Awards and holiday dinner will honor DO40 members Joe Ahumada, Jill Cook, Gene Foote, Jean Preece and Joanna Rush on Monday, December 4th, 2023, 6-9pm at Lips Restaurant, 227 East 56th Street, NYC.

Review: The Jungle Book Reimagined Takes a Dark Look at Humankind Photo
Review: 'The Jungle Book Reimagined' Takes a Dark Look at Humankind

The beloved children’s classic gets a beautifully bleak update that compels audiences to confront our climate disaster and our predatory nature.

More Hot Stories For You