hazel cartee bio 2022Hazel 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 45 years and has devoted her life to working with children. Hazel coached the Clemson University Tiger Twirlers for over 30 years along with coordinating 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 Minor

Ansley graduated Clemson in 2017 with a degree in business management and a minor in athletic leadership. Ansley was the Clemson Feature Twirler and 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 and awarded the Lee Tate Spirit of Clemson award. Ansley received the ROARING 10 award for being one of ten most distinguished Clemson graduates in the last 10 years. Ansley’s background in dance & baton goes back far before Clemson though! Prior to attending Clemson University, Ansley 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 now lives in Anderson with her husband and two dogs!
 
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 has 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!

Kelsey WatersKelsey Waters

Kelsey Waters is from Aiken, SC. She is currently attending Clemson University, while majoring in chemistry. This past fall Kelsey had a wonderful opportunity to dance on Clemson's football field as Clemson Tiger Dancer. She was also blessed with the distinguished honor of receiving the title "Ms. Tiger Time".

Kelsey has been involved in dance since she was 3. She started competitive dance in third grade and continued competition dance through her senior year of high school. Kelsey has also had experience teaching and assisting in dance at BDS and at Carolina Superstars. She has taught and assisted in tap, jazz, acro, ballet, preschool, and competition. Kelsey has taken from various dance artists and choreographers and enjoyed it greatly. She is excited to teach another year at Carolina Superstars dance studio!

baylie phillipsBaylie Phillips

Baylie is from Royston, Georgia and has been twirling and dancing since she was two years old. Baylie is currently a second year Clemson University Tiger Twirler and a Pre-Pharmacy major. Baylie has been competitively twirling since she was 6. She has won many titles including her division at the Miss Majorette of Georgia competition in 2019 which advanced her to the nation baton twirling competition in Notre Dame where she placed top 5 in multiple events.

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 junior at Clemson University where she is studying management and finance. She is member of the Clemson University Tiger Band’s Tiger Dancers. Caroline is very excited to be teaching again this year at Carolina Superstars!

Grayson LambGrayson Lamb

Grayson is originally from Pickens, SC. She is currently a sophomore at Clemson University majoring in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, she has plans to teach early primary grades at a local elementary school. Grayson has had a passion for dance since taking her first ballet class at her mom’s studio at the age of 3. In high school, Grayson was a member of the award-winning Senior Dance Company at Dancers Corner in Greer, SC, where she trained in all styles of dance and had the opportunity to work with various choreographers from across the country. In her 17 years of dancing, she has received scholarships to local regional and national dance conventions and competitions for her technique and performance. Grayson is thrilled to continue her dancing and teaching career at Carolina Superstars!

Berkley BryantBerkley Bryant

Berkley is a junior 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!

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!