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About Us

Founded in May of 2016, Spotlight Studio is a local business in Monroe, Michigan focusing on providing a fun and supportive atmosphere for learning about the performing arts for people of all ages. 

About The Owner:

Daveaux Ruth Riggs is a 27 year old performer and Monroe native. From the age of 6 she has had a passion for the performing arts and is thrilled she is getting to share her passion with others. Daveaux has been trained in various forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, modern, lyrical, and hip hop. She has studied dance  over a span of 18 years at several dance studio's including the RRCA, Haja Dance Academy, Spirit of Dance, and Lighthouse Dance Company. She has continued to study her craft at camps, master classes, and conventions across Michigan and Ohio. She has choreographed for Off Beat Productions, Monroe Community Players, Monroe Middle School Choirs, Monroe High School Choirs, MCES, The Miss Auburn/Midland Organization, The Miss Washtenaw County Organization, and more. She has also performed in over 40 musicals across Michigan and Ohio Including playing "Marcy Park" in the Toledo Rep Production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" , "Joanne" in the RRCA's Production of "Rent" and "Bebe" In Southgate Community Players production of "A Chorus Line".  Offstage Daveaux has  held director, assistant director, choreographer,  producer, stage manager, dance captain, and hair/makeup designer positions. Daveaux is an experienced Pageant competitor, previously holding 2 Miss America Organization Titles. She has also served as a pageant judge, producer, judges chair, mock interviewer, and coach. Daveaux's other credits include being a licensed cosmetologist, graduate of the Douglas J Aveda Institute, frequent public speaker with MC/Host experience, former Monroe County 4-H 10 year member, and avid volunteer for several local charities. 


Daveaux's main goal is to bring more opportunities to perform in Monroe! She has worked very hard to create an atmosphere where everyone is welcome, filled with support and fun. 2020 is  Spotlight Studio's 4 year anniversary, and we are celebrating by producing 16 productions!

Examples of Daveaux's Performance Experience

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"Show Off"

Daveaux Riggs performing a self choreographed and arranged musical theatre routine featuring tap to the song "Show Off".


This routine won "Overall Best Talent" for Miss Monroe County!

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"I Speak 6 Languages"

Daveaux Riggs as Marcy Park in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".


Watch Daveaux dance, twirl poi balls, do the splits, juggle, make origami and MORE all while singing!

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"Bury a Friend"

Daveaux Riggs performing her own choreography, taught during a "Choreography Workshop" Class!

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"This is Me"

Daveaux Riggs performing her own choreography, taught during a "Choreography Workshop" Class!

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