Hannah Starr began her dance training in Houston, Texas. Over the years she has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, pointe, lyrical, tap, and hip-hop. She competed starting at age 12 and attended numerous national dance competitions and conventions. She was a principal dancer for the senior company at her studio for five years and danced with Friendswood Contemporary Ballet as a principal dancer for two years. She examined and completed through level 8 in the Sonshine Ballet Syllabus. She was accepted into the jazz/contemporary intensive at Joffrey Ballet School and attended Project Dance NYC and Houston. She trained as an assistant teacher for 8 years throughout middle and high school and began to teach for several inner-city ministries, which revealed to her more than just her passion for dance, but also her passion for missions and for teaching.
After graduating high school, she was accepted into Ingredients Training Program with Dance Revolution Convention and toured all over the country. Afterwards, she was invited to stay on with Ingredients Dance Company. During those years she began teaching all styles and ages of dance and fell in love with creating her personal style, choreography, and pouring into her students. She had the opportunity to help launch dance ministries at churches in Dallas and performed across the nation.
Since moving to Nashville in 2017 she has performed with several companies and had freelance opportunities to perform and film several dance projects. She performed with music artist Nicole C. Mullen at conferences in New York and The Call in Washington DC. She most recently has helped launch a dance ministry at Harvest Sound in Nashville where she has the opportunity to dance all over the country and perform and teach dance in rehabilitation centers, inner-city areas, and juvenile detention centers to offer hope and healing through movement. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with her bachelor’s in behavioral health science in the spring of 2021 and is currently working on her master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Her future goals include using dance therapy to help lead trauma survivors into healing and starting a safe house for survivors of human trafficking.
She is thankful to begin teaching at Shalom and to see her students grow in excellence and fall in love with movement. She is excited to watch their growth and speak into their lives to give away what she has been given through her own training and experience.