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 is a senior 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 3 years, including 3 ACC Championships, 3 bowl games, and 2 National Championships. 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!

kelly simpsonKelly Simpson

Ms. Kelly is from right here in Anderson, South Carolina! She is a product of Anderson School District Five graduating from TL Hanna High School in 2009, and she graduated college from Anderson University in 2013. She is currently studying to obtain her Masters degree from AU in August. Kelly teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at McCants Middle School in Anderson, and she is going on her 7th year of teaching. She currently coaches cheerleading at McCants. Her dance career started at the age of 5, and she took tap and jazz for 13 years. She is really excited about becoming part of the dance family at Carolina Superstars!

Kelsey WatersKelsey Waters

Kelsey is from Aiken, SC. She has been passionate about dance since she began at the age of four. Kelsey was part of the Burns Dance Studio Performing Company and competed in dance for many years. She has taken almost every dance class available, from Heels to Bollywood and classes commonly known such as jazz and ballet. These past few years she was an assistant at the studio and assisted classes in Acro, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. This past year she was given an opportunity to also assist with the mini team company and enjoyed it greatly! Kelsey is extremely excited to have an opportunity to teach dance at Carolina Superstars this upcoming year and looks forward to seeing you all soon!

baylie phillipsBaylie Phillips

Baylie just graduated from Franklin County High School in Carnesville, Georgia. Baylie twirled for her high school all four years. She has twirled since she was three years old and competed since she was six years old. Last year, Baylie won her state baton twirling pageant which advanced her to go to nationals, where she had many top 5 finishes. Baylie will be pursuing a degree in nursing starting this fall! She would like to one day become a postpartum nurse. Baylie will also be a Clemson University Tiger Twirler this fall!

Caroline HeathCaroline Heath

Caroline began dancing at the age two and hasn’t stopped since. She grew up dancing at Burns Dance Studio in Aiken,SC where she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, ballet, acrobatics, and hip hop. Caroline has experience in teaching and assisting preschool, ballet, jazz, and tap. During her 10 years of dancing competitively, she received multiple scholarships for various intensives and conventions as well as the title of Miss Inferno Dance Lexington. Caroline currently is a sophomore at Clemson University where she is studying business finance and is a member of the Clemson University Dance Company. Caroline is very excited to be teaching again and can’t wait to join the Carolina Superstars family!

Mallory MageeMallory Magee

Mallory grew up dancing at Walnut Hill school for the arts since the age of three where she participated in their annual nutcracker and spring performances. She also danced for performances that traveled all around. She was on her high school dance team and cheer team in which she became captain her senior year. Mallory taught creative movement and pre ballet as a student at Walnut Hill and then ultimately taught ballet as she got to college.
Mallory has taught the last summers at Beth Walsh dance centre for all competition team’s ballet and pointe classes.
Most recently she taught barre at Fike for Clemson and Foothills Dance Conservatory where she has danced in their Nutcracker performances as well.

Berkley BryantBerkley Bryant

Berkley is a rising sophomore at Clemson University and member of the Clemson University Tiger Dancers, Berkley Bryant 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 a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at Clemson as well. She is so happy to be on staff at Carolina Superstars again this year!

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!