Featured in the Vancouver Sun (October 2010) as one among “ten talents to watch out for in the arts,” Starr Muranko is making waves, big waves.
Muranko, drawn to her mother’s Moose Cree ancestry since childhood, practises and choreographs traditional & contemporary Indigenous dance. Muranko is committed to supporting Indigenous people and the living expression of their cultures through dance, music and story-telling. In all her work, she honours her mixed heritage of Metis, Cree and German.
She has trained and performed throughout British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, San Francisco, and as far away as New Zealand and the Andes in Peru. She holds a BFA in Dance from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts and has trained internationally at the Performing Arts School in Ghana, West Africa, as well as the American Conservatory of Theatre in San Francisco. Starr is committed to supporting Indigenous people and the living expression of their cultures through dance, music and story telling.
Starr Muranko is a choreographer/dancer and Artistic Associate with Raven Spirit Dance and founder of Starrwind Dance Projects. Her choreographic work has been presented at the Dance Centre, Dance in Vancouver, Dancing on the Edge, Talking Stick Festival, Crimson Coast Dance Society and Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival (Toronto).
She is a proud member of the Dancers of Damelahamid (Gitksan) and has toured across Canada with this group and internationally to New Zealand, Peru and Ecuador. She holds a BFA in Dance/Cultural Studies from SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts and celebrates her mixed heritage of Métis, Cree and German in all of her work.