Starr Foster Dance, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Starrene Foster, is a critically acclaimed modern dance company which calls Richmond, Virginia its home. Known for creating emotionally resonant works, Foster has received numerous awards for her teaching and choreography and feels strongly about creating work that embraces the human spirit. The SFD dancers have received much praise for their superb technique and the innate sense of connectedness while executing Foster’s unique movement vocabulary. Starr Foster Dance is the recipient of the Theresa Pollak Award for Artistic Excellence, has been featured on PBS's Virginia Currents, and was named as one of Richmond's Best Dance Companies by Style Weekly's Readers Choice Awards in both 2016 and 2017. SFD performs regularly through out the county and is dedicated to their mission of collaborating with all types of artists in their quest to make the world richer with art. For the last 16 years Starr Foster Dance has produced the highly recognized Mid-Atlantic Choreographers, providing other dance artists opportunities to present work.
Starr Foster Dance is committed to deepen the understanding of dance and the performing arts through artistic excellence, innovative performances, lecture demonstrations, and community outreach. Dedicated to the enrichment of the cultural landscape, Starr Foster Dance thrives to make dance accessible and inclusive for all audiences.