Welcome! to Big Star Performing Arts Studio

Our passion r at Big Star Performing Arts Studio is creating confident, compassionate, thoughtful kids through training in the performing arts. Storytelling is at the heart of all our community classes. We celebrate creativity and our differences through storytelling, on-stage performances, and performing arts education. Our goal is uplifting the voices of our children, making them feel seen and heard and having a great time doing it!

Serving Snoqualmie Valley, North Bend, Issaquah, Sammamish, Fall City, Duvall, Bellevue and beyond

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Pre-K to High School

Big Star offers performing arts education for students for all ages. Arts education provides amazing benefits for students from developing self-confidence, to problem solving skills, and communication skills. We offer classes for theatre, acting, music, musical theatre, drama, dance, competition team, visual arts, workshops, and private music lesson instruction all under the same roof. We surely have something to offer for nearly every artistic discipline.

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Our classes provide a safe space for students to grow at their own pace in a high-quality arts program with a variety of class options. Our incredible instructors will work on helping students unleash their creativity, artistic expression and develop interpersonal problem-solving skills. Our teachers understand that performing arts education helps promote a child’s development by teaching social skills, discipline, team building, memorization, a strong work ethic, self-esteem, and performance skills. We promise to provide an enriching experience for your student whether they are joining one of our preschool community classes or looking to challenge themselves in our advanced performing arts programs.

Classes by Category

  • Encanto! Intro to Musical Theater
  • Musical Theater Performance
  • Full Scale Musical Production
  • Intro to Storytelling
  • Hamilton & More: The words of Lin Manuel Miranda
  • World Premiere Musical
  • From Screen to Stage- Songs from Movies
  • Into the Woods and Steven Sondheim

  • Stage Presence: Owning the Stage
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Young Professionals Audition Prep

  • Intro to Hip Hop
  • Hip Hop 1 & 2
  • Junior Tap with Miss Jessica Low
  • Tap with Miss Jessica Low
  • Beginner/Intermediate Jazz & Musical Theater Dance
  • CPT Hip Hop

  • Content Creation: Tik Tok & More!
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Young Professionals Audition Prep
  • Music Video Production
  • Acting for the Camera
  • World Premiere Musical

  • Stage Presence: Owning the Stage
  • Musical Theater: Performance
  • Full Scale Musical Production
  • Acting
  • Acting for the Camera
  • World Premiere Musical

  • Songwriting
  • Pop Music Performance
  • Musical Theater Performance
  • From Screen to Stage- Songs from Movies
  • Into the Woods and Steven Sondheim
  • Musical Theater: The Greatest Showman!
  • Hamilton & More: The words of Lin Manuel Miranda
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Summer at Little Stars

Little Stars Preschool is offering summer enrichment programs at the Downtown and Snoqualmie Ridge locations. Each day will have a different focus and each and every day will have some music and dance which is at the heart of everything Big Star!  Children who are 3 -6 years old are eligible to enroll in Little Stars Preschool.

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Award winners

Join Our Award Winning Competition Team

For serious performers who want to take theater, song and dance to the next level. This program runs from September to June, and is an incredible experience for students and families!

SpongeBob the Musical

Spring 2023 Full Scale Musical Production

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the annihilation of their undersea world! The performance will be on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

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“I am still grinning from ear to ear from the performance today. It was the perfect culmination of hard work and love that Chris put into the entire week for all of our children. I cannot thank your team enough for giving Tessa this experience. As you know, this age is critical for how a person will develop confidence and individuality later in life. What I saw today was a group of children who trusted their teacher, respected one another, and found immeasurable joy in sharing who they are as individuals. So, THANK YOU! This mom is so grateful.”

Elizabeth List

“​Just a quick note to thank you and Kathy and all of the people at Big Star Studios. Ally is getting more out of this than we ever thought possible. She looks forward to performing in front of large groups. Her work in the Annie performance was amazing for a then 6-year-old. We love everything she’s done since as well and look forward to her and Ryan (who is loving his start at Big Star) performing in Willy Wonka in March.”

Robert Holmgren

“I just wanted to take a minute to let you know what an amazing experience we have had a Big Star. Our son Zach has absolutely blossomed being a part of your Musical Theater Class. Before taking classes at Big Star, Zach was very shy and lacked self confidence. We find it absolutely amazing what Kathy has been able to get Zach to do on stage. Sing, dance and monologues, he is in his element on stage. Sports were never Zach’s ‘thing’, but with Big Star, he finally feels like he is a part of something special. He would be there every day if he could!”

Shelly Weber

“With praise and gratitude for Big Star Studios, we put our highest recommendation on Little Stars Preschool. Coming from a family of educators, with three kids who have been benefited from the programs at Big Star, our hearts are always filled with joy seeing our kids smiling ear-to-ear at drop off and pick up. We love how Big Star puts an emphasis on creative learning, learning by doing and discovery, and really plays off students’ individual interests and desires which makes learning fun, interesting, and desirable. In addition to the learning and creative atmosphere that we love , the staff at Big Star are always so willing to work with individual family’s needs and schedules and have made the preschool experience for our family such a positive one. We are grateful for everyone at Big Star Studios and our kids LOVE the preschool and programs they offer.”

Tim and Heather Ireland

Private Lessons

At Big Star Performing Arts Studio, you can learn from the very best! Our instructors spend time assessing the needs of each individual and provide a plan to help each student achieve his or her musical goals. All of our teachers are passionate about music and make learning fun!

Strings Lessons

Piano Lessons

Drum Lessons

Voice Lessons

Bass Lessons

Guitar/ Ukulele Lessons

Acting/ Audition Prep

Hip Hop Lessons

Our Talented Team