Rhonda Wilson is the Founding Executive Director of the Star Center Theatre. She founded the Star Center without any funding, just a vision and hope. Rhonda is a graduate of the University of Florida and a Middle School Educator. For the past 21 years, she has volunteered her time, energy and resources to the community by using the arts to educate and empower. She understands the need for making space, not only as a Producer/Director/Educator but as a performer who didn’t find many spaces on her journey as an artist. Not only is Rhonda behind the scenes, but an award-winning actress as well. Rhonda has been honored and recognized nationally, statewide, regionally, locally for her perseverance and hard work and even invited to do a TEDx Talk. Rhonda was recently featured in USA Today for her contributions to theater education. Other recognitions include Excellence In Theatre Education Finalist from The Tony Award And Carnegie Mellon, National Youth Director of the Year (AATE), Allstate National Champion For Good, Sara Spencer Child Drama Award(SETC), Florida Distinguished Career Award, State Cultural Affairs Diversity And Inclusion Award, Governor’s Award For Community Investment in Youth and more. Rhonda’s dream is to continue to provide a platform where everyone can SPARKLE and SHINE!!