Anne Starns ~ Owner/Director


Anne Starns was born in Denver, Colorado and was raised in Durango. Her training began at The Durango Ballet Academy. She continued her training with Dance in the Rockies, North Carolina Dance Theatre, David Taylor Dance Theatre, and the Aspen Sante Fe Ballet. She has performed with both the Colorado Ballet and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Anne also participated in both high school and collegiate level dance teams.

She taught for several years at Dance in the Rockies. As a teacher and choreographer, many of Anne’s pieces have placed in the top 5 at regional competitions.  Anne graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2009 Magna cum Laude with a BA in Psychology.

Her time watching students grow and achieve their dreams helped Anne realize a new path for her life. In 2011, Anne became the new owner and director of Dance in the Rockies. What was once a part time job has now become Anne’s passion and purpose. Her students continue to inspire and enrich her life everyday. She is proud to have moved DITR to new Elite levels of competition and continues to strive to enrich her students lives through artistry, dedication, and motivation.

Anne continues to love living in Durango with her husband JR, their baby girl Declan, and her chihuaua Jalapeno.