Starinah Dixon, a.k.a. Star, was born and raised in Chicago. She started dancing at a very young age. Brought up into a dancing family including her mom who studied African dance, which she later also studied, it was no doubt that she would have a love for dance. She is the younger sister of Bril Barrett who started M.A.D.D. Rhythms where she is one of the original members of the 9-year running tap company. With M.A.D.D. Rhythms, she has performed all over the U.S. including The L.A. Tap Festival, The St. Louis Tap Festival, The Detroit Tap Festival, and Northern Illinois University. As well as performing, she also teaches and has been since the age of 16. Her teaching experience includes Alyo Children’s dance theater, Najwa, Chicago Park District, The Imani Dance Center, and the M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy. She, also dances with Chicago’s newest hip-hop company, Purified.
M.A.D.D. Rhythms All Star Faculty & Members [click photos for bios]