Teaching Ballet Saturdays
Monica Starr began her dance training in her hometown of Milford, Delaware at Zwaanendael Dance Academy. She graduated from The Virginia School of the Arts training under the late Petrus Bosman of Royal Ballet. Monica attended summer sessions with North Carolina Dance Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, Nashvil...le Ballet, Nutmeg Ballet and Alba Dance International in Alba, Italy. She has performed professionally with Milwaukee Ballet II, Rebecca Davis Dance Company, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2, Ohio Dance Theatre, Deleware Dance Alliance and most recently as principal dancer with the New York State Ballet. Favorite classical roles performed include Nikiya from La Bayadere, The Winter Fairy in Cinderella, The Bluebird from Sleeping Beauty, Escamillo, The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Paquita. Monica has also performed contemporary works by Petr Zahradnicek, Shonna-Hickman Matlock, Amy Renee Jones, Marlayna Locklear and Lee-Wei Chao and has recently choreographed her own modern piece for Ohio Dance Theatre titled "To Be". She is excited to share her love for dance with the students!