Brandi GollingerStudio Director Director of Clogging/Competition Teams Instructor
Brandi started dancing at the age of three, and found a love for clogging at the age of five. During her youth she danced with the Wild West Cloggers, Steele Family Cloggers, and the Xtreme Power Teams from the Castleview School of Dance. In 1999 she joined CLOG AMERICA, an International Folk Dance Ensemble that represents the United States in folklore festivals around the world. Her travels with CLOG AMERICA have taken her across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. She is currently the assistant director for the group.
Brandi has won multiple individual and team Grand Champion awards. In 2002, after 10 years of consecutive high freestyle scores, she was inducted into the America on Stage All-American Hall of Fame. She currently serves as the Chairman for the All-American Program and Hall of Fame. She is also the promoter of The Utah State Clogging Championships and was co-director of the AAU Junior Olympic Games Clogging Competition.
Brandi started teaching clogging at the age of 16. In 1994 she became a certified member of the Center Stage National Faculty. This certification opened doors that allowed her to teach at workshops and dance camps throughout the western United States. She has taught at several studios in the Salt Lake Valley including Dance Attack and Castleview School of Dance. Brandi has been the Clogging Director of Starz Unlimited since 1998. Her Competition Clogging Teams have won multiple High Score and Overall Grand Champion Awards in competitions throughout Utah. She has been named a Director of The Year by America on Stage for the past 18 years.
When Brandi is not in the studio she is a Technology Specialist at Granite School District with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and an M.Ed.in Educational Technology.
Erin DrummondClogging Team Instructor
Erin has been dancing for 28 years and has been teaching for 19 years. Her areas of expertise include clogging, jazz, and ballet.
Growing up, Erin danced with The Castleview School of Dance, CLOG AMERICA, and various public school groups. She has performed around Europe, Korea,the United States and Mexico, and has also had the opportunity to perform in front of many 4 star generals.
Her past accomplishments include many individual and team Grand Championships as well as High School State Championships. Erin has been on again off again with ‘The Clog’ but it just keeps pulling her back to it time and time again. She says it just goes to prove that once you learn it, it’s a skill for life!
Clogging Class & Team Instructor
Austin MaynesClogging Team Instructor/A Capella Specialist
Ballet Program Director & Instructor
Kristin has been dancing since the age of three. She is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, contemporary, and modern. Kristin was a student at Salt Lake Dance Center for 15 years. While there, she was a member of their competition team. She competed in many group routines, solos, as well as a trio. All of these routines received high awards, including: high gold, platinum, and first place/queen. Kristin was in this studio’s Christmas Show for a couple years where she soloed as Cinderella.
In 9th grade Kristin was on her Junior High’s dance company, where she choreographed various pieces. She was on Murray High School’s dance company for all three years of High School. For two of those years, she served as President. Kristin choreographed 18 numbers for this team. She was the MVP for dance at Murray High School in 2013 and the 2014 Sterling Scholar in dance.
Kristin graduated from Southern Utah University in 2018 as a Dance Performance Major. She was a member of SUU’s dance company entitle Orchesis Dance Company for 4 years. Kristin served as Orchesis Dance Comapny’s Historian, Vice President, and President. She also performed in various Student and Faculty Dance Concert. In Cedar City she taught at Dance Magic and Ballet School for four seasons.
Kristin is honored to be a member of Starz Unlimited’s Staff. She could not be more excited to get to share her admiration for dance with all of her students. She absolutely adores this art form and hopes to inspire others to dance and love it as much as she does.