Kyle Savage, Founder/Executive Director
Shining Studios Organization, Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by Executive Director, Kyle Savage. Kyle is an experienced theatre actor, director, and educator with a dual Masters Degree in English and Education from Adelphi University in Garden City. After years of teaching in the public school educational system, Kyle pursued his dreams to share his love, passion, and dedication to theatre with other youth who have the desire to learn, grow, and shine. Most recently, Kyle has been honored by Adelphi University as part of their “10 under 10” program – a program that celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of young alumni who graduated within 10 years or less.
As an organization, Shining produces 12 full-scale musical productions, offers various classes for children ages 4-18, and prides itself on working with top talent agencies in the city to help transition local talent to the next level. In 2019, Shining Studios was announced winner of Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s “Best of Long Island” under the category “Theatre Arts Center.” Additionally, we have teamed up with the Marbella International Film Camp, “Mad Hatters Film School” in Marbella, Spain where Shining Studios instructors travel each summer to work with a diverse international population.
Shining Studios Organization, Inc., under the direction of coordination of Kyle Savage, produced the “Hometown Heroes Concert,” a live-streamed fundraising benefit concert in partnership with Northwell Health, raising money to offer community arts scholarships for the children of the Covid-19 Frontline Heroes. Shining Studios prides itself on various philanthropic efforts such as raising money through designated productions for organizations like Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and more.
Taking the state for the first time at the tender age of ten years old, Kyle is no stranger to the spotlight and well-versed in the various moving parts that are required to make a production off seamlessly. All Shining Studios instructors have Bachelor Degrees in education, performing arts, communication, or other applicable fields.