Hazel Cartee

Hazel is the owner of Carolina Superstars Baton & Dance. She is a graduate of Anderson University where she earned her degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has taught baton and dance in the area for over 40 years and has devoted her life to working with children. Hazel currently coaches the Clemson University Tiger Twirlers and helps coordinate the Clemson University Tiger Dancers. Hazel has had numerous teams and solo twirlers win National titles over the years. She judges dance and baton competitions across the nation. She has helped many young girls reach their goals in the areas of baton and dance. She has immense experience in recreational and competitive class environments. Her love for children and desire to see them develop a positive self-image makes her an incredible teacher.

Ansley Cartee

Ansley graduated Clemson in 2017 with a degree in business management and a minor in athletic leadership. Ansley was the Clemson Feature Twirler where she has performed at Clemson football, soccer, and basketball games as well as other on campus events. Ansley even twirled at the National Championship game where the Clemson football team won the national title. During her time as Feature Twirler she was named Miss TigerTime 2016. Ansley still enjoys being involved with Tiger Band by being the Clemson University Feature Twirler Coach. Ansley is currently serving on the executive board for Clemson Women’s Alumni Council. Prior to attending Clemson University she won the title of Miss Majorette of America. In 2011 she won the National twirling championships. This placed her on Team USA. She traveled to Switzerland in 2012 for the World Baton Twirling Championships and received a silver medal. Her twirling abilities allowed her to receive the Carolyn Creel Feature Twirler Scholarship to Clemson University. Ansley loves sharing her love for baton and dance with her students! She says she absolutely loves and adores all of her students and the relationships she’s made with them! Her favorite part about being on staff at Carolina Superstars is seeing the impact her mother, Hazel Cartee, has had on so many young lives! Ansley wants to continue her mother’s life work by creating a pathway for her students to excel in all areas as well as loving each student like they were her own child!

Reagan King

Reagan King is a junior Nursing Honors student and the Clemson University Tiger Twirler Captain. She has been twirling since the age of 4 and competed at the national and international level until graduating high school.  She competed both individually and with her team, the Wheaton Dance Twirl Team. She was the feature twirler all 4 years at her high school, along with her sister, Carson. Reagan has loved twirling at every home game in Death Valley and the opportunity to twirl in various arenas across the country. She has performed at every Clemson postseason game for the past 2 years, including 2 ACC Championships, 2 bowl games, and 1 National Championship. Reagan began teaching baton lessons for her childhood team in high school and has loved the opportunity to continue with Carolina Superstars. She loves working with the students and seeing their personalities shine when they step out of their comfort zone in class. Reagan can’t wait for the upcoming year and watching her students grow into amazing twirlers and dancers!

Marilla Riggs

Marilla is from east Tennessee, and now lives in Anderson with her husband and two children. She began dancing at the age of three and has been teaching for over 10 years. She has her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Shenandoah University. Marilla also coaches the Tiger Dancers dance team at Clemson University. She is so excited to be a part of this wonderful staff and share her love of dance with her students!

berkley bryantBerkley Bryant

An honor graduate of TL Hanna High School, Berkley Bryant is a freshman business major at Clemson University! She has been dancing since the age of three, and her passion for dance has grown ever since. She represented our state as Miss South Carolina Teen 2018 and was a Two-Time Preliminary Talent Winner and Rachel Wyatt Overall Dance Scholarship recipient at the state level for her tap solo. She went on to place as a Top 9 Finalist in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida where she was one of only three dancers among the top nine as well as the Overall National Miracle Maker for Childen’s Miracle Network. She was a 4-Year Varsity Letterman in high school for Spirit and Competitive Cheerleading, a Palmetto Fellows Scholar, and a Two-Time UCA All American. She is so excited to be on staff at Carolina Superstars this year!