Is a delightful musical presentation of Letters to Santa produced by Robyn Higgs that will bring back those warm childhood memories of waiting in line for your turn to whisper your heart’s desire for Christmas presents to Santa Claus. The cast of youth will guide you through a series of emotions experienced during the holiday season. Enjoy Christmas carols, laughter, and moments of song and dance in the spirit of the season. Held at the Lawrenceville Arts Center home of the Aurora Theater.
I want to thank you Robyn and everyone else for an amazing show and a wonderful experience for the children! What a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas break! I hope you are all resting and relaxing, that was a true labor of love! You all truly brought the best out of each and every child involved! Amazing showcase of talent and hard work!
Thank you so much! Job well done!
Here is a quote from my 7 year old son after watching the performance: "Before seeing the show, I was hoping it would snow on Christmas but now I am going to ask God for it not to so that the homeless don’t get cold."
Commanding Officer - Salvation Army
To the cast and crew of letters to Santa;
Congratulations on a phenomenal performance. The actors and actresses showcased their fantastic skills. The Joy they spread to the audience was contagious. My daughters and I had a wonderful time watching these talented kids’ production.
Rotary - Past President
I was excited to learn about the audition from my mom. Once I received the role I couldn’t wait to sing in a production for the first time. And I was glad it was about Christmas.
I got a lot of support from all the cast members and Ms. Shellee helped me gain confidence with using my voice to spread a message and it showed me that I should be myself and not hold anything back.
Student - Singer
Monday's "Letters To Santa" performance, presented by Sapphire Youth Development Center, led by Derek and Robyn Higgs was incredible!!! It was great to share this proud moment with them!
Executive Director - Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Director of the Performing Arts
Robyn was born and raised in NY. At the age of 13 she started her career in dance at the Venettes Cultural Workshop and the Long Island H.S for performing arts (B.O.C.E.S). Upon graduation from high school, she was awarded a scholarship with the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where she trained and performed. After leaving Alvin Ailey she toured the U.S and Europe as a principal dancer with the “Dance Brazil’ dance company. Robyn also performed as a background dancer with several prominent R&B recording artists. In 1994 Robyn relocated to Georgia and shifted her focus to dance education. Throughout her 30 year career, Robyn has held the title of director and lead choreographer, at several Dance Studios and programs. She is an invited speaker, facilitator, and choreographer at dance conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Robyn is also a former NY runway model
Today, Robyn continues to hold leadership positions within the dance community, serves as Co-founder and Director of the Arts at Sapphire YDC, and is signed with a prominent modeling agency as a print/commercial model.
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Shellee Wilson, B.M., M.M., M.Ed
Vocal Coach, Music Therapist
Shellee Gail Wilson is a business owner, professional singer, vocal coach, and certified music therapist. She received her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Clayton State University, her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University, and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. During her career she has sung with Atlanta Opera, Royal Opera House, and has been a background vocalist for many celebrity artists.