MSDA Competition Team

Ages 5 – High School Seniors are eligible to tryout for our Competition Team

Competition Team Interest Meeting –  Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 7pm!

Tryouts: August 3, 2023

New Team Rehearsals: August 4-6, 2023


We have been a leader in dance education for over twenty five years. Our highly successful competition team members have won top awards throughout the region and across the nation! By starting with the best dance instructors available, offering leading edge choreography, providing excellent practice facilities, developing clear communication processes for the team families, and encouraging the team members to be their best, Miller Street has created an environment unmatched in our region!


Audrey Bucey

Audrey Bucey

Miss Dance of North Carolina

About Audrey

Audrey Bucey is sixteen years old and is in tenth grade at Carmel Christian School, where she is a member of the Student Government, Honor Society and Ignite Band.

Audrey began dancing at four years old and has danced at Miller Street for the past 11 years. She has been a member of the Miller Street Competition Team for the past 10 years and on the Production Team for the past eight years. Audrey studies tap, jazz, ballet/pointe, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, acro and hip hop, with her favorite dance styles being musical theater and lyrical.

Audrey has taken dance lessons in New York and San Francisco, and she enjoys going to dance conventions to grow as a dancer and meet new people. Each summer, she participates in the Joffrey Ballet Intensive Programs in NY and Las Vegas. Audrey has competed in the 2022 World Dance Movement Virtual Competition where she placed 2nd overall for Junior Lyrical and 4th overall for Junior Musical Theater.


When she isn’t dancing, Audrey enjoys baking, shopping and traveling, as well as spending time with her friends and family. Audrey plans to go to college for neuroscience and hopefully continue dancing on the dance team.


Audrey is honored to have been named Miss Dance of North Carolina 2022-2023. She will work hard to represent Miller Street Dance Academy and Carolina Dance Masters.

Cordelia Kim

Cordelia Kim

Teen Miss Dance of North Carolina

About Cordelia

Cordelia Kim is 15 years old and attends Charlotte Latin School. She has been dancing competitively for 10 years and has previously held the titles of Petite Miss Dance of NC 2017 and Junior Miss Dance of North Carolina 2020. Her favorite style of dance is Musical Theater because of her love for performing and entertaining. When she is not dancing, she loves sewing, doing crafts, and hanging out with her friends.

Alice Gialanella

Alice Gialanella

Junior Miss Dance of North Carolina

About Alice

Alice Gialanella is 11 years old and a 5th grader at Charlotte Christian School. She is delighted to hold the title of Junior Miss Dance of North Carolina for 2023!

Alice has been dancing at Miller Street Dance Academy since she was three years old and has been a member of the Competition Team for the past five years. Her favorite styles of dance are musical theater, jazz, and acrobatics. If she is twisting or flipping, she is a happy girl!

Outside of dance, Alice is an avid reader, loves to run, snuggle her puppies, and do art projects with her grandparents. She also loves to travel with her family and friends, which she gets to experience through lots of dance competitions!

Bridgette Mederos

Bridgette Mederos

Petite Miss Dance of North Carolina

About Bridgette

Bridgette Mederos is Petite Miss Dance of North Carolina 2023 and is a third grader at Covenant Day School. She has been dancing since she was a baby. Her big sisters taught her dance moves before she could even walk.

This is Bridgette’s fourth year on the MSDA Competition Team. When Bridgette is not dancing, she is acting, singing, playing piano, or giggling with her friends. Bridgette loves her teammates and dance teachers more than words can express.

Shepherd Harshman

Shepherd Harshman

Mister Dance of North Carolina

About Shepherd
Shepherd Harshman is a student at Charlotte Christian School-Go Knights! He is in his second year of dance at Miller Street Dance Academy, where he takes class in ballet, jazz, tap, acro, lyrical, and hip hop.

When Shepherd isn’t dancing, he enjoys playing violin, building Legos, reading, and playing with his brother and sister.

Shepherd is thrilled to be Mister Dance of NC 2023 and is so thankful for all of his teachers at Miller Street

Haden Pangalos

Haden Pangalos

Junior Mister Dance of America

About Haden

Haden is 11 yrs old and attends Charlotte Latin School. Haden won the title, Junior Mister Dance of America at the Dance Masters of America Solo Competition on July 5, 2022 in Nashville, TN.  He has previously held the titles of Mister Dance of America 2021 and Mister Dance of North Carolina 2020.

 Haden has a twin brother, Lucas, who is his best friend and also his biggest cheerleader. His favorite subjects are STEAM, Math, Art, Chorus, and Spanish. He has been taking recreational dance classes for seven years and has been a member of the Miller Street Dance Academy Competition Team for the past four years, where he has been training in jazz, tap, acro, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, pointe, musical theater, and hip hop. Haden loves spending as much time as possible with his dance family and participating in competitions. He calls it, “my happy place”.


Haden enjoying spending time with this family and friends. When he is not dancing, he loves being at the beach, playing outside exploring nature, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, roller blading, riding his skateboard and bike, crafts, painting, experimenting, making videos, playing pickle-ball, volleyball, and the piano.