Josephine (Josie) Starr, born and raised in Marshall Missouri, began her dance training at Broadway Bound Dance Studio. By age 5 she began her track as a competitive dancer and training under her mentor Torey Spitzig.
By age 13, she began her journey as an instructor and began teaching various styles at a recreational level. After high school graduation in 2017, she began studying at Webster University. While at Webster, she has had the privilege of working with artist such as, Xi Zhao, Gregory Dawson, Tara Webbe Filomena Cacciatore, AntonioDouthit-Boyd, Michael Uthoff, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed, Maggi Dueker, Jennifer Welch Cudnik, Betsy Brandt, and many others both in classes and performance opportunities.
Outside of Webster she has had the opportunity to train with companies across the United States, some of these include Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Backhaus Dance, Visceral Dance Chicago and the
Josie graduated Webster University in December of 2020, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with an emphasis in ballet. She now dances for Consuming Kinetic Dance Company located in the St. Louis area. Josie is excited to continuing sharing and growing at DPU this season!