Kimberly Aiken Cokerham

Miss America 1994/Miss South Carolina 1993

“I’ve known Lindley since she was a little girl and she’s the real deal. The compassion she shows for others has always been beyond her years. I know that this young woman is going places. I LOVE my Crown Couture Collection Purse!”

Brook Sill

Miss South Carolina Teen (MAO 2013)/Clemson Rally Cat

“I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who did not love Lindley Mayer. Growing up watching her dance and compete I wanted nothing more than to be trained by her. Her training did not disappoint. Having spent the majority of my life dancing, I am very picky and specific about the dances I like. The solo that Lindley created for me was the first one that I ever truly loved and felt most confident with. Lindley has cultivated an excellent combination of encouragement and discipline. She pushes you to go further than you thought you could, while simultaneously supporting and believing in you. Y’all this is RARE to find! Working with Lindley is an absolute treat.”

Alayah Benavidez

Miss United States 2016

“I have to say I am absolutely IN LOVE with my custom crown case, not only is it adorable and the perfect fit for my crown and sash, but it is sturdy and feels secure, making it easy to travel in confidence with my National crown. Every where I go I constantly receive compliments on my case, people are so impressed with the quality of the case and of course, the touch up mirror inside the lid! One of my favorite sponsor gifts!”

Margaret Turner

Little Miss South Carolina 2015/USA National Miss South Carolina Preteen

“I have been a dance student of Lindley’s for two years, and I am so grateful for the excellent training and skills I have developed during this time. Besides being an extremely talented dancer, Lindley is also a gifted teacher. Her choreography and dance instructions helped me place first runner-up in talent as a Little Miss South Carolina contestant. Talent has become one of my favorite phases of pageant competition as I always look forward to performing any dance Lindley has choreographed. I would recommend Lindley Mayer to anyone who is serious about performing a winning routine!”

Armani Latimer

2nd Runner Up Miss South Carolina Teen 2015/University of South Carolina Dancer

“I have known Lindley for about 4 years now, but I’m so upset that I haven’t known her longer! In the few years that I’ve known Lindley she has taught me more about myself than I knew was possible. I first met Lindley when she choreographed my talent for the Miss South Carolina Teen 2015 competition. It was that first meeting that our souls connected and we haven’t gotten rid of each other yet! 😉 That competition I received 2nd runner up to Miss South Carolina Teen and throughout the entire finals night, every time I ran past Lindley she would tell me how proud of me she was.

She was like my little (literally) lucky charm sitting back stage watching me like a proud mama! Shortly after Miss SC Teen I joined Lindley’s studio, Shock Dance Center, where I competed as a senior company member and I will tell you that there’s no other place that I would’ve rather spent my senior year dancing! She knew what my goals were and she constantly pushed me to reach towards them. She also gave me a chance to mentor to the younger company members.

There’s so much love in that studio and its just so infectious when you walk in. I can’t tell you the numerous occasions where I walked in and was attacked by cute, smiling faces ready to take class. Now that I’m in college, I don’t get go to the studio as much but when I do get a chance to return I can feel the love all over again and it’s almost as if it refuels me to continue to strive for greatness. Knowing that I have those little ones looking up to me and Lindley cheering me on every step of the way. Because of her constant cheering I have recently made the Carolina Girls Dance Team at the University of South Carolina, a dream of mine that I don’t believe would be possible if Lindley wouldn’t have restored my strong will and confidence! I have also worked on many opening number productions with Lindley and I have a ball doing it. There’s something special that happens when we put our minds together and the production always turns out looking amazing! It almost seems like there’s nothing this incredible woman can’t do because she’s also helped me gain my confidence in walking in a swimsuit. This is my first year as a Miss contestant and I’ve got to admit that I was pretty nervous about the whole walking on stage in 6″ heels and a bikini thing. Lindley worked with me until I felt like I was comfortable with walking, and had the mindset that I have today about walking in swimsuit. She’s more than just a mentor or a dance teacher to me, she’s a sister. I love her with all of my heart and I wouldn’t trade my hot Cheetos eating sister for anything Lindley is a fireball that cannot be contained and that’s perfectly fine. The day that the fireball is put out, will be a sad day for a lot of us! Thank you times a million Lindley for everything that you do and will continue to do for me! <3″

Shaylyn Simmons

1st Runner Up Miss South Carolina Teen 2015/Overall Talent Winner

“Lindley helped me so much by choreographing and cleaning up my tap talent routine for Miss South Carolina Teen! I knew I could trust her because of her talent and expertise in dancing. Not only is she a wonderful teacher and coach, but also a role model!”

Chanlan Ann Kasa

Miss Lake Bowen Teen 2017

“I am so glad to tell you great things about someone who has helped me develop into a stronger competitor! Lindley Mayer uses her own pageant experience and expertise to help young ladies grow in interview, talent and fitness presentation; as well as evening gown walk! I personally have never felt more confident and prepared for a state level competition like Miss South Carolina Teen. Through Lindley’s coaching skills she has helped me have confidence in all phases of competition. While she maybe my coach, she is also a wonderful friend and supportive cheerleader. My mom enjoys seeing me grow and mature into a very special young lady and Lindley has been a huge part of this growth! We love Lindley Mayer Productions and highly recommend her talent and coaching skills!”

Christal Potter

2nd Runner Up Miss South Carolina 2016/Miss Florence 2017

“I am so proud to say that I am one of Lindley’s girls. I have had the pleasure of working with Lindley on my swimsuit walk for the Miss South Carolina Pageant this June and I have to tell you from my first session alone I can already see a significant improvement in my technique and level of energy I was willing to put out. There is just something so kind and motivating about Lindley’s personality that draws you in and makes you want to spend more time with her.

From my first step into her studio she cranked that music up and we got to strutting our stuff and I had so much fun with her and left feeling so much more empowered than I could have anticipated. She pulled out a confidence in me that I didn’t realize I had and that I have wanted to dig out to make me bolder in my presentation to the judges. You only get a few seconds to show the judges who you are and that cant always be easily shown through a walk. There had to be that extra spark in there and she helped me pull that out of myself. The tips Lindley has to offer as an instructor are not only geared to help you look better on stage but to help you feel better in your skin on stage. Thats whats going to sell it and thats what is going to make you different than all the rest. You have to be beautiful you and in order to feel beautiful you have to be confident in who you are. I left feeling so encouraged and thats who she is. She is not only an instructor and someone you can learn from but she is an encourager and friend that will be with you throughout your whole journey whatever competition you are going for. And I am so thankful to have Lindley as a part of my preparation team along my journey to Miss South Carolina.”

Karson Pennington

University of Georgia Georgette Dance Team Member/Top Ten at Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2015/1st Runner-up at Miss Georgia Teen USA 2016

“I am so proud to say that I am one of Lindley’s girls. I have had the pleasure of working with Lindley on my swimsuit walk for the Miss South Carolina Pageant this June and I have to tell you from my first session alone I can already see a significant improvement in my technique and level of energy I was willing to put out. There is just something so kind and motivating about Lindley’s personality that draws you in and makes you want to spend more time with her.

From my first step into her studio she cranked that music up and we got to strutting our stuff and I had so much fun with her and left feeling so much more empowered than I could have anticipated. She pulled out a confidence in me that I didn’t realize I had and that I have wanted to dig out to make me bolder in my presentation to the judges. You only get a few seconds to show the judges who you are and that cant always be easily shown through a walk. There had to be that extra spark in there and she helped me pull that out of myself. The tips Lindley has to offer as an instructor are not only geared to help you look better on stage but to help you feel better in your skin on stage. Thats whats going to sell it and thats what is going to make you different than all the rest. You have to be beautiful you and in order to feel beautiful you have to be confident in who you are. I left feeling so encouraged and thats who she is. She is not only an instructor and someone you can learn from but she is an encourager and friend that will be with you throughout your whole journey whatever competition you are going for. And I am so thankful to have Lindley as a part of my preparation team along my journey to Miss South Carolina.”

Lindsay Gaines Fincher

2nd Runner Up Miss Alabama’s OT Prelim/Talent Winner

“I have absolutely loved working with Lindley while preparing for my state’s Outstanding Teen pageant! She is an extremely supportive and positive person who knows how to make everyone shine on stage and feel their best! She has always worked with me to make sure that my dances fit my personality and showcase my favorite skills, and she always takes time to send words of encouragement my way leading up to the pageant. I am so thankful to have Lindley not only as a choreographer but also as a friend.”

Lily Parker

Miss South Carolina Princess

“We are truly thankful for all that the Miss SC Organization has done for our Lily, as well as our family alone, and look forward to being apart of this organization for so many more years to come!!! Our Lily looks up to and is inspired by these women. She strives to one day become a future Miss SC title holder and represent our state as well. One of the greatest influences this experience has brought us was crossing Lindley Mayers path with Lily’s. Lindley has become one of the most influential women in Lily’s life and she looks forward to growing up with the same poise, heart for giving, talent and beauty Lindley exudes! We have been so blessed by all that the Miss SC organization is and will be, and we know that the best is yet to come!”

Ashley Rae Hodge

Miss South Carolina Princess

“Being a Princess for the Miss South Carolina program means everything to me. I have been a Princess since the age of 5, and every year it gets even more exciting and fun. I want to grow up and be Miss America so that I can help make a difference for all the children that are part of the Children’s Miracle Network. I want to help them all be healthy and to never be sick again. I have made so many friends, and I love all the queens and Ms. Lindley. I would dance with her every day because Ms. Lindley is the best and I love her.”

Caymen Tolbert

Miss South Carolina Princess/SHOCK Dancer

“Lindley has been a mentor to my daughter, Cayman, for several years now through the Miss South Carolina Princess Program, her charity (Lindleys Alliance), and (Shock) her dance studio. The heart that Lindley has for others shines through when you are around her and this is evident when you see and experience the presentation of her projects. From the excitement of the Princess Pack routines on stage at Miss South Carolina, to the beautiful showcase of talent at a dance recital, Lindley has proven she can do it all! We have been fortunate enough to have Lindley encourage Cayman with starting her own charity, Lemonade for Little Lives, to have her at fundraising events with us, to model for her clothing and product line, to have a custom crown purse by her, to have her encourage a love for dance and pageants, and most importantly to call her a friend.

Brooke Barlow

Mrs. Greenville SC 2016

“I am forever grateful for the guidance and support that I received from Lindley during my journey to Mrs. South Carolina. Her experience in the industry and genuine love for her clients shows in everything that she does. Throughout the time that we worked together on interview, evening gown and swimsuit coaching, she was beyond professional and passionate about helping me meet my goals. I made it further than I ever believed I could and that was largely due to having Lindley by my side every step of the way.”

Ava Nicole Randall

Miss Jr Teen SC United States/Teen Company Member at Shock Dance Center

“Lindley helped my daughter prepare for her pageant not by forcing her to change for the competition…. but to help her develop her strengths and recognize and mitigate her weaknesses so my daughter knew exactly what to work on and helped her naturally prepare for all phases of competition!!!”

Keller Hudson

Miss Fountain Inn Teen 2017

“Our journey in pageantry began in November when I decided to compete in a preliminary for Miss South Carolina Teen. I had never participated in a pageant and knew to seek guidance. My mom asked some friends of hers, who have been in the pageant world for many years, who they would suggest as a coach. The response was “Lindley Mayer, she is the best!” How right they were! Lindley is the absolute best! She has helped me learn and grow in every phase of competition. Through her coaching, I am prepared and confident to step out on the stage in June and be the best I can be!

Not only is Lindley a wonderful coach and mentor professionally, but she has taught me so much personally about giving back to the community. She genuinely loves people and selflessly gives of her time and talents to inspire others. I am so thankful our paths crossed! We have grown to love her as a coach and a friend. Thank you Lindley!!”

Madison Crymes

Little Miss South Carolina Overall Queen 2014/Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen 2017

“I’ve known Lindley for about 6 years & It’s my pleasure to recommend Lindley Mayer as a Pageant Coach, Interview Coach, Swimsuit & Evening Gown Walk Coach. Lindley’s knowledge of Pageant coaching and dance helped me prepare for one of my biggest pageants. Lindley helped me with my confidence to walk in my very first swimsuit pageant a Miss Teen SC USA preliminary and I was so proud of myself because she instilled that “You’ve got this’ in my heart and I did it!! It was one of my biggest Accomplishments! As a palmetto princess in the Miss SC Pageant I saw behind the scenes at the hours & hours of dedication and love she has for every child in this program. Not many would have this dedication! Lindley gives 110% of herself and I’m honored to have worked and still continue to work with her. Very professional and caring.”

Morgan Norris

Miss Powdersville Teen 2017

“We are so happy to be a part of the Lindley Mayer Productions family. Not only has Lindley fully prepared Morgan for pageant competition but she has empowered her to become confident and believe in herself. Morgan has worked with Lindley on everything from interview and platform development to talent and modeling. Lindley is such a positive role model and has the expertise and experience to help young women become their very best. The confidence and self esteem that she instills is priceless. Thank you Lindley. We Love You!”

Sydney Lima

Miss Florence Teen 2017

“Thank you for working with me on the presentation of my talent. I love your energy and felt welcomed the moment I walked through your door. You are so talented and have a gifted eye for detail. I cannot wait to show the world what our collaboration has created!”