Shining Studios is the vision of Founder and Director, Kyle Savage, a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City. Having found an immense passion and love for the performing arts since he was a child, Kyle created Shining Studios with the hope of instilling the same creativity, inspiration, and spark in others that was ignited within him.
At the tender age of five years old, Kyle found the world of music, enrolling in both private piano and voice lessons. Throughout Middle School and High School, Kyle participated in both NYSSMA and SCMEA, as well as being a member of various choral ensembles. At age ten, Kyle fell in love with the world of Musical Theatre at the Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, where he studied and performed for several years. Attending High School at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, Kyle was an active member of the Performing Arts Department, participating in vocal ensembles, drama club performances, and musical productions. Upon Arrival at Adelphi University, Kyle continued his theatre education for four years under the direction of Nick Petron and Maggie Lally, where he found a spark for directing. Kyle graduated from Adelphi University receiving his BA in English and Theatre in 2014 and his MA in Education in 2015
Kyle began his teaching career in 2011 as the director of the Musical Theatre Department for Elite Dance Studio in Amityville, NY. While there, he directed several children’s productions for ages 5 – 16, and taught private vocal and piano lessons. In 2012, after working for the YMCA of Long Island for many years as a senior counselor, Kyle was promoted to music and theatre specialist, teaching a variety of theatre and music classes to a wide range of ages. For the past three years, Kyle served as the Theatre Department Director at the Gold Coast Arts Center, creating cultivating performance seasons and raising expectations like never before. Additionally, Kyle has free-lance directed and assistant directed miscellaneous shows at institutions such as: the Waldorf School of Garden City, Adelphi University, and Second Stage Productions.
“I’ve always been a big dreamer and I believe that nothing should stop anyone, ever, from following their dreams. So many children, teens, and young adults alike need a positive outlet to express, explore, and experiment with creativity; that’s what Shining Studios is, it’s about experiencing something that enriches you and allows you to see your full potential. To all of my students reading this, past, present, and future, I encourage you to allow Shining Studios the chance to help you make your dreams come true.
Reach for the stars, believe in yourself, and most importantly, Keep Shining”