Rebecca Starr is a world renowned Circus Artist specializing in Aerial Hoop, Contortion and Pole Acrobatics. Since the early 2000's she has traveled the world performing, teaching and choreographing for traditional circuses, cirque style shows, theatrical productions and corporate events. Rebecca mesmerizes audiences, changes the lives of students and continues to build a reputation as an cutting edge choreographer.
Whether you're looking for a jaw dropping performance, a butt kicking class or a unique eye for movement, Rebecca Starr has it!
Rebecca, a native Californian, started training for a career in competitive gymnastics at the age of 3. After 10 years on the competitive circuit she turned to performing as an artistic outlet and fell in love with the Circus Arts. She began performing professionally soon after with the Fern Street Circus, Imagination Entertainment and Sea World San Diego's "Cirque de la Mer".
In 2004 Rebecca co-created "Lyralicious"; a dynamic partnership of strength and flexibility specializing in the creation and performance of Duo Lyra, Contortion and Body Balancing acts. Rebecca performed worldwide as part of Lyralicious.
Rebecca was introduced to the art of pole dance in 2010 and quickly became an integral part of the emerging world of Pole Fitness. After only 7 months she took 1st place at the US Pole Dance Federation East Coast Championship. Rebecca went on to win 3rd place at the 2013 Arnold Pole PanAmerican Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beyond competition, Rebecca was a featured aerialist and pole acrobat in America's largest cirque production, Cirque Dreams, in their 2012 Armed Forces Entertainment World Tour, and starred in MTV’s hit show “MADE” as the “MADE [circus] Coach”. Though retired from competitions, Rebecca continues to perform and judge at international competitions, showcase performances and productions around the world.
In 2016 & 2017 Rebecca joined the staff of Circus Smirkus as part of the show creation team and as the Big Top Tour Aerial Coach. She created multiple acts for them including the infamous “Octopus Contortion” act, the Aerial DaVinci Air Screw and Aerial Geometric Shapes act in addition to Rag doll Contortion and Hand Balancing Acts.
Rebecca is currently based on tour as an Official Accompanying Member of Cirque du Soleil’s show Kurios. She is traveling alongside her husband throughout Japan for 2018-2019. She continues to perform, create, and teach workshops, intensives and master classes all along the way!