Starz Competition Team

STARZ Performing Arts Companies provide a positive, safe environment for students to grow and flourish, not only as artists but as young adults. Our Competition Team Program teaches confidence, responsibility, time management, and self-esteem, while giving students the opportunity to build relationships and memories that will last a lifetime. Being a member of the company is an amazing experience, and has positively impacted the lives of so many of our students.

Calling all Dancers!

        Dancers ages 5-18 from any studio are invited to audition for a place in our competitive company. Those auditioning for STARZ Competition Team must have at least one year of previous dance experience. In addition to STARZ Competition Team, our Academy is home to STARZ en Pointe - a Classical Ballet Company for intermediate & advanced dancers, ages 12-18. 

        Students in STARZ Dance Companies have been awarded scholarships and opportunities to study at American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School, The Institute for American Musical Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Millennium Dance Complex, and more. Former STARZ Company Dancers have graduated from The Juilliard School (NY), NYU (NY), Radford University (VA), University of Richmond (VA), & ETSU (TN), and are currently working in L.A., N.Y., Orlando, Montreal, & Germany. 

        STARZ Competition Team dancers perform locally and compete at several competitions every year. STARZ Company members have unlimited opportunities to attend Conventions and Master Classes with some of the top instructors and choreographers in the world, as well as study with more than 300 top instructors & choreographers every week through online & live stream classes with CLI Studios. Specialized classes through CLI Studios are now integrated into our daily curriculum at STARZ, and offer our students the opportunity to study with some of the best instructors and choreographers in the industry today.

        Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting and elite dance companies in the two Virginias!


STARZ 2021-2022 Competition Team Dancers

Isabella Atwell, Jillian Baker, Presley Baker, Presley Barrett, Olivia Brown, Chloe Browning, Abriella Dingus, Olive Fink, Bayley Gill, Brooklynn Harris, Ellie Harris, Madelyn Hooker, Kayleigh Kennedy, Eshaal Kahn, Sophia Lacy, Mia Lawson, Laya Lowe, Kali McGuire, Hannah McMillion, Avia Meadows, Kyla Meadows, Sophia Simpkins, Olivia Sweeney, Jacelyn Taylor, Peyton Terry, Jamie Vance, Gabryella Vera-Milam, Gracie Walker

STARZ en Pointe 2021-2022

Isabella Atwell, Hannah McMillion, Kyla Meadows, Gracie Walker


Hannah McMillion

starz ambassador

Hannah McMillion has been a dancer at Starz Performing Arts Academy for 11 years. She has been an Ambassador since 2019 and was the Dancer Of The Year in 2018. She has been in multiple roles in a variety of shows such as Anna in Frozen Jr, Audrey in Descendents, and Jetsam in The Little Mermaid. Hannah has also been in several roles for Starz, such as Elsa in Frozen ll, Anna in Frozen, Princess Praline in Whipped Cream, Marzipan Queen, Arabian Princess, Clara, Rose Fairy, and Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Hannah has had many opportunities and learned from an abundance of places and people. She has studied at Liberate Artists in New York City 3 separate years, The Institute for American Musical Theatre Broadway Bootcamp in New York City, Bella Moxi, and Artist Simply Human. She has taken classes from incredible dancers such as Nicholas Cunningham, Lindsay Lancaster, Olivia CeCe, Dusty Button, and of course Gabrielle Massie. Hannah has also taken vocal classes from Cayley Moulder at Starz, Alandra Blume at Bluefield College, Andrew Drost at Institute for American Musical Theatre, and Elizabeth Tinsley at Graham High School. Hannah not only sings, dances, and acts. She also has taken aerial silks lessons, lyra aerial hoop lessons, and acoustic guitar lessons. Hannah is a recipient for many awards and scholarships such as Artist Simply Human Outstanding Actress Award, Southeast Showdown 1st Overall Regional Champion, Liberate Artist Phoenix Fire 2018, 2019 Scholarship Recipient, Liberate Artist Phoenix Fire Blaze 2020 Scholarship Recipient, Joffrey Ballet School Scholarship Recipient, Institute For American Musical Theatre Broadway Bootcamp Scholarship Recipient, and STARZ MVP (Most Valued Performer) Award. 

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Peyton Terry

STARZ Ambassador

Chloe Browning

STARZ Ambassador

Isabella Atwell

STARZ Ambassador