Big Star Performing Arts Studio owners, Kathy and Corey, met when their daughters ended up in the same Kindergarten class back in 2006. They quickly established a strong bond and friendship, which later lead them into working for the same non-profit, where their daughters performed in theater and dance. When that non-profit closed its doors, they discovered a need for performing arts in the rapidly-growing Snoqualmie area. Together, on a wing and a prayer (and a little bit of crazy), Kathy and Corey decided to take a leap of faith and open Big Star Performing Arts Studio.
Big Star Performing Arts Studio was born out of the shared passion of owners Kathy Gehrig and Corey Schwarz for watching their children perform along with a strong bond of friendship. Kathy and Corey’s joy and enthusiasm for watching these children develop a love of the arts lead them open the studio in 2011 and make their long-time dream of owning their own business come true. They are each strongly dedicated to ensuring the experience at Big Star is one of love, warmth and friendship followed by an amazing and inspirational experience in theater, music and other performance arts.
Fast-forward to today, with a growing student base and staff, we are still equally, if not more, committed to that original vision. Students who walk through our doors are given so much more than just music and theater training. They are given confidence, team-building skills, lasting friendships, positive role models, and memorable experiences. Our approach to teaching is about nurturing the individual qualities each student has to offer. One student may have just picked up the guitar for the first time or another may be a seasoned theater student. Big Star remains a place that has something to offer everyone!