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 – Clearwater FL, Creative Director & Co-Owner.

Ilona Buckner


Ilona Buckner – Quality Control Manager

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

Measurement forms

Male and Female measurement forms.
Use our online measurement forms
or open and save the forms for later use.


Specialty Wear

We design fabulous specialty wear,
exiting Ice Skating costumes, Entertainment,
and many other types of events.