Sarah Starkweather was born and raised in Houston, Texas and has been dancing since the age of three. Sarah was trained in ballet, jazz, and modern and has been a competitive dancer for Lake Houston Performing Arts Centre (formerly Kingwood Gymnastics and Dance Academy) and the Kingwood High School Fillies Dance Team, the latter of which she was an elite member and top officer. Sarah has won a number of solo awards and scholarships throughout New York, California, and Texas, and has choreographed national and internationally acclaimed competitive routines.
Sarah has trained with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company as well as at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, California, and Pineapple Dance Studios in London, England, UK. She continued her training in San Antonio under the instruction of former Royal Ballet member, Ester Mayer, and former Cuban National Ballet members Ernesto and Katalina Quenedit.