We Are TRS KIDS!
TRS Kids is a 501c3 Performing Arts & Production company for children ages 5-17 years old. We provide children in the Hampton Roads community with high-quality performing arts skills. At TRS Kids, your child will learn performance techniques, stagecraft, set design as well as various other aspects of the performing arts.
We provide our students with performance opportunities in the Hampton Roads community throughout the year. TRS Kids students are also given opportunities to give back to the community while participating in community service projects to help foster togetherness and gratitude.
Tanya Rollins Shadley—C. E. O., Actress, Director, Vocalist, and Writer —has had a microphone in her hand since the age of 5 years old and was blessed to be cast in her very first production, Black Girl, at the age of 8 on the campus of Norfolk State University with NSU Players under the direction of her mentor DeShera “Sunshine” Rainey. She would later go on to perform with SEVAA summer arts workshop. During her entire high school journey she was blessed to be a part of the Governor’s School for the Arts Performing Arts department, where she landed a role as a guest star on the television series American Gothic and later graduated with honors from both GSA and Maury High School, she also earned an B.A. degree from Old Dominion University.
She would later return to teach with the SEVAA arts workshop for many years as well as obtain a Theatre Director position for a local Christian school system teaching theater to 6-12 graders. Since then she has not only starred in numerous performances, but has had opportunities to also write, direct, stage manage as well as showcase a host of other skills.
In 2006, she started her own production company, TRS PRODUCTIONS, Broadway in V-A. She’s a proud wife to Melvin Shadley and the proud mother of two boys Meliq and Melichi Shadley, and now princess Tatiana.