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The Company

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Lindsey Priester: Owner/Choral director


Lindsey Priester is a former public school choral director in Columbia, South Carolina. She has dreamed of teaching show choir in South Carolina since her college days. She was actively involved in show choir during her high school years, and Carolina Alive vocal ensemble in college. She was a regular participant of the Show Choir Camps of America summer programs, as well as a choreographer for show choirs in Alabama. She studied commercial vocal performance at Belmont University, and danced for the Vanderbilt University dance team before transferring to The University of South Carolina to pursue music education with a choral emphasis. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in music education from the University of South Carolina.  

In addition to teaching, Lindsey has performed at Trustus theater in several musicals. Her past theatre credits include RENT (soloist/ensemble), Hair (Shelia) at Trustus Theatre and Rock of Ages (Justice Charlier). She resides in Columbia with her husband, Tyler, and two children.  

April Thomas and June Fanning: Acro/Tumbling Directors
June and April are sisters and seasoned gymnastics, cheer, and children's fitness instructors! For 18 years, the pair owned "April's Gymnastics Center" and "Fit for Life" gymnastics center and workout complex in Orangeburg, SC. The complex housed and trained both regional and national competitive gymnastic students from all over the state. 
Whether it's a child's first kart wheel or an aerial (kart wheel without hands) , these two find such joy in positively motivating their students to achieve every goal! They are each safety certified in teaching tumbling/acrobatics.
CSC is so blessed to have two wonderful and experienced instructors joining our team to help build children's acrobatic and cheerleading skills. 

Vicky Saye Henderson: Drama Director
Vicky Saye Henderson is a career working actor, vocalist, teaching artist, acting coach and yoga professional based in the Carolinas. Her life in the arts includes live stage, film, TV, voice-overs, commercials and concert performance. In the Midlands, she is a company member emeritus at Trustus Theatre where she began performing and teaching in 2002. From 2006-2012, she created and directed ReWired, Workshop Theatre’s teen improv and sketch comedy team. Vicky is on the Approved Teaching Artist roster through the SC Arts Commission and partners with schools for arts residencies in theatre, writing, mindfulness and yoga. In 2006, she received the SC Arts Commission’s 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship in Acting and was Jasper Magazine’s 2013 Artist of the Year in Theatre. Catch her on WLTX Channel 19 drawing the SC Educational Lottery numbers. She is also proud mom to son, Cullen.

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