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Meet Our Staff

Maria McGill

Maria McGill

Maria McGill - Sarospatak, Hungary. Maria moved from Hungary to St Petersburg, FL when she was 16. After high school, Maria wanted to learn the Viennese Waltz. So she went to the local dance studio, where she quickly became a successful dance instructor.

Steve McGill

Steve McGill

Steve McGill – Wichita Falls, TX. Steve started in the dance industry as an instructor in FL in 1972 where he met Maria (and it was love at first site!). Steve and Maria moved back to Texas for a short while before coming back to gorgeous St. Petersburg where they opened a studio of their own. After 16 years running a successful dance studio in St. Pete and welcoming their beloved son, Chris in 1993, Maria and Steve started Designs To Shine in 1996 – and the rest is history!
Steve & Maria are also NDCA adjudicators.

Summer Gray

Summer-Gray

Summer Gray – Clearwater FL, Creative Director & Co-Owner.

Ilona Buckner

Ilona-Buckner

Ilona Buckner – Quality Control Manager

Kerri Sadock

Kerri-Sadock

Kerri Sadock – Designer / Purchasing Manager

Ioulia Svyatogor

Ioulia Svyatogor

Expert Seamstress / Designer

Guide to buying Our dancewear

“Design is not just what it looks like
and feels like.
Design is how it works.”


Guide to buying-dancewear

Monthly Specials

Don’t miss our monthly specials.
Our great designs at great price
just for you!


Monthly specials

Specialty Wear

In addition to our great dance costumes we also design fabulous specialty wear, exiting costumes for Ice Skating, Entertainment Productions, and many other types of events.


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