Starstruck Dance Competitions was founded in 2010 with the hopes of creating an event where dancers would feel welcomed and inspired. As dancers and teachers ourselves, we understand just how much time and work goes into perfecting a routine and we wanted to provide dancers and teams an opportunity to showcase that work in a constructive and fun environment. We are constantly working and evolving to ensure that we are providing professional judges and unique awards, at affordable prices.
Here at SDC we believe that every dancer is a star and we want to see you SHINE!
Join us for one of our amazing events this year, we promise you won't be disappointed!
Heather began her dance training at the age of 6 and studied Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary at a local dance studio. She later went on to become a member of the Weber High Warriorette Drill Team for her sophomore and junior year where she had the opportunity to compete on a national level. Although she loved dancing for her school she decided she wanted to expand her training, which lead her to the decision to attend the Salt Lake High School for the Performing Arts where she found a new passion for Modern and Ballet.
After graduating, Heather auditioned for the Department of Modern Dance at the University of Utah in 2009 and spent the next four years in the studio training extensively in Modern, Ballet, and Jazz to name a few. During her time at the U of U she had the opportunity to perform and train with professional companies and choreographers including Martha Graham Company, Gallim Dance, Neta Dance Company, MOMIX, Keigwin and Company, Complexions, Johannes Weiland Dance, Joe Goode Performing Company, Elaine Kudo, and Sidra Bell. In the spring of 2013 she graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance.
Heather has spent the past 10 years teaching students of all ages in both a competitive and recreational setting. She has taught for studios, public schools, drill teams, summer camps, and after school dance programs for underprivileged youth. She has been an Instructor at American Dance Training Camps for three years and was also a performer and dancer at Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah. Heather is a certified competition adjudicator and enjoys working with various dance events in Utah. In 2014 she moved to California to expand her training and work with some of the best studios in the state. She coached the Weber High Drill Team alongside Brandy and was also the Director of the Weber High Dance Company.
She is excited to continue sharing her love for dance through SDC!
Brandy began her dance career as a member of the 1992 State Champion Clearfield Drill Team. That same year she was involved in a serious car accident that nearly took her life. She worked hard in physical therapy for two years and was able to continue dancing and fulfill her lifelong dream of dancing for the Utah Jazz. Throughout her 8 years on the team she choreographed and performed numerous halftime routines and had the opportunity to perform at many local events as well as the European International Basketball Championships where she choreographed halftime and time-out routines. Brandy also performed in the ceremonies for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
For the past 20 years Brandy has worked with several drill teams, dance studios, cheer teams, and soloists across Utah and has been an adjudicator at many state and national dance competitions. Brandy’s passion for dance and teaching led her to open Starstruck Studios, a local dance studio geared towards helping children and teens discover the best in themselves through dance. Since it’s opening in 2008, Starstruck Studios has grown tremendously and has provided dancers with the opportunity to learn in a welcoming and constructive environment. Brandy is the head coach for the Weber High School Drill Team and has enjoyed being able to work with so many dancers both in the studio and at the school.
Brandy is passionate about her family, health and nutrition, and helping people discover the best in themselves. Brandy is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, two of which are also dancers. She has loved being able to work with so many studios, directors, and dancers through SDC and hopes that dancers will continue to leave feeling inspired and motivated to continue pursuing their dreams.