Starlet “Star” Huger is the owner and director of DanzStar Dance Studio.
At a very young age, Star recognized the connection between expression and her own body, and she used that knowledge to translate her own emotions into body language. But above all else, Star has yielded her body, and her life to the one true God, Jesus Christ, who has transformed her dance into worship. Star readily acknowledges God as her choreographer and is determined to change the world through dance. In her own words,
“…Dancing builds faith and removes fear with confidence and endurance. There are no limitations to dancing. What’s deemed a disability can be revived as an ability to dance as long as you exude passion.”
Early on in life, Star was inspired by the late Alvin Ailey, and thusly her choreography is infused with his personal style. She encourages her students to do the same through ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop. Star’s choreography pushes her students to see past their own mindsets and uncover the latent strength within themselves, all while yielding to the influence of the Spirit of God. Star also has a passion for the deaf community, seeking to see deaf and hearing students to perform together.
As a woman of excellence, Starlet has been awarded many times over for her preeminence in dance and choreography. Starlet begin her career as an all-American cheerleader. Later, she became a student choreographer at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA. Star has taught hip-hop at the Ultimate Arts Studio and Dancespace Studio in Hampton Roads. Starlet Huger also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, making her a well-rounded instructor and business owner.
With all her technique and knowledge, she always remains humble, encourages others, and loves the dancers with the love of God.
One thing to remember that her passion is to have a life changing impact on every student by making sure their emotional and mental state is healthy and thinking positive and remember….
~ Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
(Student Liaison / Teacher Assistant)
Hello everyone! My name is Ashanti Conner, I am from Norfolk, VA but I currently reside in VA Beach.
Since I can remember, I have always been helpful and caring towards other’s needs. I love serving/assisting others and helping people achieve their goals and vision.
I am professionally trained as a mental health counselor and provide crisis counseling to youth. I am currently taking steps toward becoming a certified dance therapist.
I have been with DanzStar for 4 years. I love the studio, staff, and especially our talented dancers. As studio liaison, I am here to provide support and be your studio resource.
My passion for dance was birthed after I joined a praise dance team at school when I was 12 years old. However, I was not professionally trained in dance until I was 18 years old.
My dance background includes: ballet, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. I am non-traditional dancer and proof it is never too late to chase your passion!
Hip Hop, Afro Beats, and Competition Instructor
I was born in Bronx, New York and raised Linden, Guyana then in Brooklyn, New York. I have a background in reggae and dancehall. I expanded my dancing techniques from hip hop to contemporary & ballet.
I have been dancing professionally for the last 10 years.
In November of 2012 I received The Nickelodeon HALO Award. The award is for teens who have a positive impact in their community.
I received an award for being great role model to the children in a beacon program, where I taught dance as a way to give back to my community. In January of 2013, I also received an award from Senator Kevin Parker for my outstanding work.
I went on tour with Urban Block Party, an Anti-Bullying Organization. Soon after that, I began touring with The Lectro Raiders, going from school-to-school to promote anti-bullying.
Aside from that, I was performing for a new TV show on BRIC TV called The Ernee Peppers Show and Just Talk.
Overall, I love being a help to others and being a part of DanzStar, where we give back to the community.