Letter from Skye Davis, SMT Director of Development/Advertising
As a teenager, not only did I receive Starlight’s professional instruction in voice, dance and acting, I was also surrounded by nurturing mentors who taught me the importance of team work, striving for excellence, personal progress and caring for others.
Thanks to the Starlight youth programs, I grew as an actor, and as a person, gaining self confidence, a strong work ethic, and a desire to help those around me. When my high school peers and fellow athletes were experimenting with drugs and other dark means of recreation, I was working with a great group of friends, singing, dancing and having a blast on the Starlight stage. I got to know amazing people from all walks of life that I never would have met without the theatre, and hearing them talk about the joy they received from our performances made me feel good about myself and my abilities. Without the positive influence of Starlight during my formative years, I honestly don’t know where I would be today.
One of the greatest blessings that Starlight has brought into my life is my beautiful, wonderful and gifted wife, Michelle. We met on the Starlight stage three years ago and have been happily married and performing together ever since.
Now I look forward to giving back, both to the theatre and to the community. Now more than ever, our kids need a safe place where they can develop their talents while gaining self-confidence and learning important life skills. They need caring, qualified mentors and a circle of loving, supportive friends. They need the opportunity to discover new talents and skills, and forum to present those talents in a positive, uplifting experience.
My own life was changed, enriched and blessed because of Starlight. I want to make sure that the next generation of kids in our community has that same opportunity.
I am committed to helping Starlight succeed for generations to come. With you, and the help and support of our amazing community, together we will make this goal a reality.