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Mission: MusEffect is a non-profit organization committed to fostering a constructive dialogue on social issues through performance art, while enriching and empowering audiences of all socioeconomic backgrounds. MusEffect explores topics relevant to today’s society with a purpose to ignite personal initiative and encourage healing. Click here to view our Press Kit http://bluetoad.com/publication?i=296792

Community Stories

143 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A year ago I was introduced to an incredibly moving video called "953k", a story put on by Muse Dance Company about cyberbullying. Fast forward to about 6 months later, when I was actually asked to be a part of another inspiring video put on by the organization called "Look At Me". I was thrilled to be a part of something that I found so beautiful and educational just 6 months prior. I am constantly amazed by the message these dancers are able to project with their bodies and emotions. I love MusEffect's unique way of making a differnce and I am honored to be an ally. -Cassandra Scerbo

Bill110

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It's so great to see these youngsters absorbing all aspects of the arts. I have returned many times to teach improv for MusEffect several years in a row. The genuine enthusiasm that I see every time is a testament to the great work this organization is doing. Truly making the world a better place.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Museffect was an incredible experience for my daughters this past summer. The entire staff inspired the girls and helped them reach into their inner soul and realize they had confidence. I loved the schedule they offered along with every humbling experience all along the way. I am honored to have had my kids be a part of such a professional program. I truly wish them the absolute best and support them in anyway I can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Museffect is an amazing organization that highlights today's issues in incredible ways we all benefit fromJessica Star's vision and passion

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a studio owner with over 40 years in the industry, Museffect and Jessica Starr have embraced today's issues in our society to bring awareness and discussion amongst all generations. Their artistic approach inspires not only dancers but a wide range of audiences around the world. My students and I love Museffect! Thank you Jessica Starr!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MuseEffect is brilliant! Not only are they amazing dancers but they are using their talents and abilities to educate, spread awareness and inspire so many people across the nation! They're filled with a wonderful purpose!

Paige11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Muse has had such a positive impact on both my daughters!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter is in the entertainment industry. With visibility comes some negativity. Muse is doing a great job of communicating great values and teaching coping skills

1 Cameron W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MusEffect has been such a constant in my life when nothing else really has been. Jessica is an amazing teacher, mentor, and friend. My life has been forever changed by being a part of MusEffect, and I hope as people witness what we do and what we are capable of their lives will also be changed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was chosen as a Mini Muse this past summer. We drove her to California from Arizona to drop her off with the rest of the Mini Muse dancers. I was nervous to not be with her for the week but I trusted she would be in good hands with Jessica Starr and her dance company. I left my shy, apprehensive and excited daughter and wished them all a great week. When I picked her up at the end of her Mini Muse Experience, I was pleasantly surprised at how much she had grown emotionally in such a short time. My timid little girl was thrilled to tell me about every detail of her time with amazing choreographers, new experiences and of her Muse Fam! She seemed to have a confidence about her that I wasn't used to seeing. More times than not, she is her own worst critic. It's tough to see your child beat themself up and not be able to see their worth. Jessica and Muse brought out some of the best qualities in my daughter in such a short amount of time. I'm forever grateful she was able to participate in such a positive, life building experience. She lights up whenever she is around anyone from MusEffect and of course Jessica Starr. We look forward to any opportunities that may come her way with Jessica and Muse Dance Company!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization not only gives social issues a voice by bringing them front and center, but it also helps young dancers by helping them grow in thier passion in this profession. I have personally seen my niece grow not only techniquely and passionately in dance but personally because of these amazing people in MUSE! I have had the privelege of meeting a few of them myself and they are top notch young adults who just want to make a difference in thier world!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PSAs that Museeffect makes helped me to unpack the issues of eating disorders and cyber-bulling with my students, both in the US and abroad. The pieces the company creates are artistically and socially relevant to the young people in the communities they serve. As an educator, I greatly appreciate their work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had the incredible opportunity to work with muse effect this summer. She was exposed to many talented artists. Their passion to spread awareness of so many issues facing young people is amazing.

1 Carol206

Donor

Rating: 5

Museffect has changed the life of my son! He is a dancer from a small town in TX. He was accepted to Muse Experience the summer after he graduated from high school and had an amazing and life changing experience. Jessica took him under her wing and he was asked to join the company. He moved to LA and has grown so much as a dancer. The social causes that Jessica chooses to bring to her audiences are ones that need attention. The way she choreographes the dances leaves you with a desire to act! She is an incredible choreographer and is doing her part to change society through dance. While she does this, she is also encouraging and edifying her dancers as they too choreograph and learn to teach. Museffect is changing lives!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Having the opportunity to train with Museffect was a life changing experience. Jessica Starr and the rest of the Museffect members are not only some of the most genuine people I have ever met, but they are all so passionate for what they do. They encourage young dancers, like myself, to never underestimate their capabilities. I am beyond grateful to the entire Museffect company for allowing me to become part of their family this past summer. They are an incredible group of dancers that are doing so many amazing a things for the industry.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the incredible opportunity to train with this group 3 years ago and it was an absolutely life changing experience. I was going through a tough time and really needed some inspiration to cling onto. Museffect welcomed me with open arms and flooded my life with positivity and acceptance. I gained a family that summer and to this date, I have an incredibly talented and loving support system. I forever feel like I am a part of muse, and I will always be so grateful for them changing my life when I so desperately needed it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr and MusEffect have been instrumental in bringing awareness to current day social issues using dance as their medium. Jessica's passion and professionalism is evident in everything she does; she gives 100% and it shows! It is also evident in that the dancers and Nik Gravelle, videographer, share that same passion. My daughter and I have personally known Jessica for over 5 years, and my daughter has had the privilege of working with Jessica numerous times and always walks away with an awesome experience. Jessica is a very genuine person who puts her heart and soul into every project, convention, intensive, etc. that she does. She gives it her all and surrounds herself with the same minded people.

1 David328

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have watched MuseEffect develop and perform some powerful creative messages to promote awareness of important social issues. Jessica Starr, Azure and the MuseEffect dancers have created a nitch in the performance arts to make a large contribution to social awareness and responsible action. As a mental health professional, I appreciate the MuseEffect approach to problems such as eating disorders, same sex relationships and cyber-bullying that can create even life threatening problems to which children and adolescents are so vulernable in today's world. I applaud the way MuseEffect can make an important impact in a way that entertains and informs.
S. David Hoffman, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist (retired)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Museffect are a talented dancers who who have a message to tell through dance choreographed by talented Jessica Starr. My first experience with Museffect was a watching a video about bullying it was powerful and left me in tears. Every dance has a message and that is why I love Museffect and all that they do❤

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have loved working with the Muse family for over 5 years. Our experience has always been wonderful. Jessica Starr truly loves everyone of her students and has such love and passion for her work and it shows.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate enough to experience, witness, work with and have students involved with MusEffect for several years. There work is inspiring and comes from the most positive of places. They are trying to bring awareness to important issues and help anyone who comes in contact with them. There work with youths has been uplifting for all involved and they do it with smiles and love. The organization is fundamentally strong with a great structure and a solid team. I am always impressed that no matter who I am talking to within Muse that they are on the same page with a genuine and wonderful attitude. In all facets, from structure, mission statement to execution this nonprofit is on the track to success and will take people with them while changing those around them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of being a part of MusEffect for 4 years and can honestly say it has the been the the most positive, life changing experience in my life! The people who are involved are all beyond passionate for bringing awareness to social issues through the arts. We are all so committed to this art form! Not only are we committed to the art we are also committed to inspiring the young generations to make a change! And I believe we can do it! I love my MusEffect family and they are more deserving than!

1 Garrett3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As someone who has been able to witness the passion and initiative of Jessica and her dancers firsthand I have nothing but great things to say about MusEffect! MusEffect's goals to foster dialogue on current social issues, and empower audiences of all socioeconomic backgrounds through performance art are needed and could not be more relevant in 2015. As someone who has had the opportunity to work with Jessica and her dancers I can say that collectively their positive attitude is refreshing and contagious. It is that same attitude and commitment to what they believe in which allows them to effectively inspire their target audience through their theater productions as well as community outreach. With additional funding, MusEffect's work can be felt on a much larger scale! I would definitely recommend MusEffect for this grant, as I believe in Jessica and her work and I feel that we need more organizations with these types of values in this day and age.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MusEffect can not be simply summed up in one word nor contained to the characters allowed for this review but if one word was needed it would have to be deserving. As the word is defined, they are worthy of being treated a certain way. The are worthy because of the way they are impacting,empowering and inspiring change among the younger generations through the art of dance. They are raising awareness and raising our youth up to being held at a higher level demanding greatness and strength of character. They are encouraging leadership and mentoring today's children to be tomorrow's trailblazers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MuseEffect dance company is truly one of the most inspiring companies I have come across in a long long time! Every person involved with Muse has such a beautiful spirit and is super passionate for the arts and the arts community all around! I have had the amAzing opportunity of working with muse company members and also traveling to teach at studios and evwrytime I am with them I feel like I have known them forever! Jessica the founder is truly a beautiful gift to this earth and only want to do good for her fellow community and company members! I will always
Support muse 10000000%

1 Cody4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow.. So much to say about MuseEffect. They are a group of people with hearts and desire to take on challenges bigger than any one person. The time I've spent in their company has been the single greatest learning, growing, loving and captivating experiences of my ENTIRE life. They showed me that when you throw everything you have at your dreams, they can become reality. Without the things they have done for me, I wouldn't have been able to make the biggest change in my life by moving to California after only visiting two times in my life. I am now 21 years old and a year ago they helped me on my journey through their Muse Experience by presenting me with the opportunity for my first time flying on a plane, traveling to LA and first time at an ocean as well as many other firsts. I will forever remember what they've done for me and always have a passion to be a Muse in someone else's life. I love MuseEffect!!

1 Sadie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MusEffect has completely changed my life! Being a dancer in the company has been the most incredible experience. I am so thankful for Jessica and all the dancers of MusEffect.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Muse Effect is a ground-breaking group of passionate young dancers, led by the talented Jessica Starr. Jessica is a friend and a mentor to me who always believed in me and pushed me to be the best person and dancer I could be. I've always enjoyed working with her, but what I enjoy most is the purpose behind the dance. Jessica always has a clear vision and aims to deliver a message that society sometimes might shy away from or turn their back on because it's uncomfortable. Jessica, however, is fearless and willing to shed light on pertinent worldly issues to inspire action and change. We could use more people like her in the world! She has inspired so many young dancers and continues to enlighten society around her. I've always said that one day Jessica was going to change the world, but she already has and she already is. I support Jessica and Muse Effect, and I look forward to the future knowing that through dance, they are making our world a better place.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Audrey had her first opportunity to dance with MusEffect when she was 10. Jessica and members of MusEffect visited our dance studio for a two-day workshop and we knew right away they were VERY special. Audrey wanted to audition for the MusEffect Summer program; she was so excited and motivated to continue working this this wonderful group. I too felt it right away; the message, the sincerity, the dedication, the work ethic, and the BIG hearts are undeniable. Audrey was selected to participate in the Summer program and it changed her not only in her dancing (e.g., expressing her passion and watching others older and more experienced do the same) but also in her heart and soul. The Summer program involved lots of amazing dancing, but, it was involved learning to take care of yourself through diet and exercise, expressing yourself, knowing that people care about you and support you, teamwork, volunteering, and the signficance of sharing a meaningful experience. It is the best program for kids and adults! She connected with something very special and now she realizes that her passion for dance can be used to send powerful messages and that people are touched and healed by participating and experiencing the Arts. Audrey is a changed dancer and person as a result of her experience with MusEffect. Love, love MusEffect!

1 Keren C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr has been a powerful and positive mentor for my daughter, Sadie, who has the honor of being a performing member of this inspiring dance company. Jessica has chosen her dancers by looking for what she values; talent, passion and an incredible work ethic that matches her own.

Our story begins with Jessica approaching me at a dance competition when Sadie was 12 years old. We lived in Arizona at the time and Jessica in LA. She said to me, "I know you all live in Arizona and this is unlikely, but I just want to let you know that Sadie has talent and I would love to work with her if there is ever an opportunity to do so".

I never forgot that.

Two years later, when we moved to Southern California, me for work and Sadie to attend the Orange County School of the Arts Commercial Dance conservatory, we got in touch with Jessica. The rest, as they say, is history.

Let me just leave you with this. Jessica Starr is now very much a member of our family. She has brought out the passion and expressiveness that was always present in Sadie, and through her mentorship and love, honed it to a glowing sheen. The entire company of amazing young people feel like my kids too. Thank you Jessica and Museffect ~ I am so honored and proud to be a part of this exquisite ride with all of you! --- Keren Clark

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Museffect and Jessica Starr are amazing! Dance is a journey and what Jessica has created with Museffect and their programs is what every dancer should experience. Their summer program is one of the most well rounded programs I've witnessed. Best of all, Jessica strives to create positive messages through her programs. Dance has been EXPLOSIVE the past few years with all the shows on TV and in the movies. It's great and refreshing to see Museffect's program have a positive impact through dance.

Tu DeVera,
Jayvee Dance Center
Studio Director

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has had the opportunity to work with Jessica and her staff for the last few years through workshops and for choreography. I believe they are they have been valuable in helping my daughter find her “niche” with dance and find herself physically and emotionally. They have always been inspiring and thoughtful, while pushing her to be her very best. My daughter feels like she “belongs” when she is with them and she feels like they “get her”. I KNOW she would not be the person or dancer she is today if it weren’t for Jessica and staff!
We have recently started following them on Facebook and their Mission to use dance to spotlight several real world topics. These are motivating and enlightening; what great role models they are for our children!
Thanks guys! Especially Jessica, Katie, Haley and Matthew! You guys are priceless and appreciated! And thanks Heather and Heidi for bringing them to us!!

Jen

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Museffect is an incredible organization. I received the amazing opportunity to attend their summer program and it truly changed some of my perspectives on life. Jessica Starr and the Muse dancers are very knowledgeable in their craft and want to use that for a greater cause. The public service announcements Museffect has created are outstanding because they use the art of movement to spread light on current problems. Museeffect is an inspiring nonprofit organization and I greatly appreciate their mission.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We LOVE MuseEffect!!! Dance can be so inspiring to both the dancer AND the audience if given the opportunity. Jessica Starr has found a way to make this happen in more ways than one. My daughter first worked with her two summers ago and I was amazed with the amount of time she gives to each dancer in both their technique and in building their confidence. She gently pushes them beyond there limits. Since this experience, we have been following MusEffect and have been inspired by their dedication to bringing awareness to many social issues. As a former dancer and current instructor myself, I love finding dance that makes a difference-that inspires, uplifts, and pulls at your heart strings...MusEffects does just that. Love this group of artists and we look forward to seeing what's next!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to experience the work of this incredible organization firsthand through their summer program the "Muse Experience". In this program young dancers train for two weeks among the most talented members of the Museffect company; not only cultivating their craft but also challenging them to make a difference in this world. Museffect uses the medium of dance as a platform on which to raise social awareness of problems affecting our society today. Through their Summer program, I took part in their PSA "Look At Me" created to encourage young women women and men to love themselves for who they and what they look like. It called attention to the prominence of eating disorders amongst our youth, and spread a message of self-acceptance that is rarely experienced by the same youth. This is just one of many projects Museffect has brought to life, and I cannot wait to see what the positive change they will have on this world. Dance speaks to all people, thus Museffect has the ability to reach out to every last person on this Earth. I support them in everything that they do, for they have inspired me and countless others to take action.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched Jessica Starr and MusEffect blossom into something amazing. The message they send with each piece that is created is so important. Expression thru dance allows the audience to not only see the power but to feel it as well, all the way to your soul. Starr is brilliant and has something very special with her Muse dancers.

1 Brandon21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with these wonderful people a few times and was always happy to be apart of it. This organization is just full of talent and an excellent way for young dancers to improve upon and demonstrate their skills.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica and the Museffect staff have
been coming to my studio for years now and bringing many opportunities for us dancers. Museffect brings a positive, passionate, and hardworking vibe to everything they do. I am so grateful to have gotten to work with Jessica over the years. She has really inspired me to grow and excel in what I love to do and appreciate the art form and love for dancing. This company doesn't only focus on dancing but being the best person you can be. The effect this company has had on me is beyond words! Museffect will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Since meeting Jessica Starr and the members of MusEffect four years ago, I have gained an incredible amount of respect for their company and its contributions to our society. Not only are they able to inspire dancers to improve their personal talents and skills, but they also strive to deliver impactful messages to the general public through their movement. Their PSAs addressing body image, cyber-bullying, and technology are only part of their mission, as they reach out in many other ways as well. I am beyond thankful to have been given the opportunity to learn and grow with them and I cannot wait to see where the future of the company is headed.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being a dancer myself, it's so amazing to watch other dancers use their bodies to bring fourth such powerful stories. It's not just movement to music, or spoken word... It's art and it's powerful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is one of a kind! By using their passion and love for dance they are able to inspire people and spread the word about social issues. Their love and kindness are great examples for people all over. I support their vision 100%

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AWESOME organization and the most amazing people! Their PSA's are professional, heartfelt, and inspirational. You can feel the passion and dedication put into everything they do. Keep up the great work! I will be a long time supporter of this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I support this group with my whole heart I love their talent, kindness and their amazing amazing instructor Jessica Star.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Sofia has such good role models and Muse is one of them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first met Jessica my third 3rd semester at AMDA. Then she ended up being the director of my senior showcase. I had an amazing experience with her. She inspired me, pushed me, and supported me. She believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. She brought in members from her company and they were a reflection of her: kind, supportive, and extremely talented. The messages Jessica sends out with Muse Effect is always relative and important. She points out things that need attention, and she truly cares about. Everyone involved in Muse Effect that I have met are phenomenal people. What they are doing is an amazing thing.

1 Susanne H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr and her Musers are absolutely awesome. My daughter has danced with the MusEffect a couple of times and every time they had such a huge impact on her. They teach these young kids/teens/adults that believing in yourself and healthy self worth is key! Jessica cares so much about these kids and the impact that MusEffect has in the community is great and about things that REALLY matter! The education that they're putting out there about self worth, healthy body image, cyber bullying, just to name a few, are invaluable all awhile using the art form of dance.
Jessica Starr and her Musers are pouring their hearts into this project/organisation.
It's visible in every video, all the community events and all the performances they put on. Go MusEffect!!! You're on the right path and this family right here will support you, always!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen this organization's PSAs and in live performances. They are awesome - not only professionally but personally in terms of their commitment to their mission. This is a worthy non-profit and I'm glad I support it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen the incredible PSA's put out by this organization. I personally know girls who struggling with body image and other children who are dealing with bullying in many forms. My family has been affected by domestic violence in the past and the over use of technology is something that touches us all. Museffect has taken the time to spotlight each of these important issues and has found a special place in my heart.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has changed the lives of so many young people. Both performers and audience members have been enlightened by the causes that Muse takes on. This is not your average dance group... They are changing the world for the better.

1 Jesse L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Jessica when I was 11 years old. Her and her amazing company has inspired me ever since then. I have gotten the chance for the past 2 summers to spend time with the company and work with all of the amazing dancers. Without Jessica Starr I wouldn't know where I would be in my life right now. I'm so thankful to have participated in a couple PSAs with MusEffect, including a cell phone addiction and two cyber bullying ones. This company has inspired me and many others to raise current social awareness issues and the fact that they do it through the performing arts is absolutely incredible! GO MUSE!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr and the MusEffect company have been amazing mentors and role models for my son. We have been so blessed to have them be apart of our lives. Jesse has been able to be apart of several videos regarding social issues with MusEffect and very proud to share all he has learned and experienced with this company.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica has been a tremendous inspiration and mentor to my daughter for many years. She lifted my daughter up when others did not. It was her dream to be part of the Muse Experience and she finally fulfilled that dream last summer. That experience was a pivotal moment in my daughter's young life and helped her grow not only as a dancer, but as a person. She hopes to remain connected with Muse for many years to come. As someone who is very committed to social justice issues, I am thrilled that Muse is not only a dance company but a company that is committed to raising awareness on many social issues. The PSA's combination of spoken word poetry and dance to raise awareness is creative and extremely inspirational. I am proud to peripherally be a part of such a tremendous agent for change and a non profit that is thinking outside the box and creating change and awareness through dance. I am so thankful that my daughter has been part of this experience and for the connections she has made with other people in the company and at the Muse Experience. Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for Museffect.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Museffect is a tremendous organization led by Jessica Starr. It teaches young, upcoming, talented dancers important life lessons on AND off the stage about commitment, hard work, independence and compassion. They shed light on important social issues like cyber bullying, and body image. Jessica has such a positive impact on everyone she meets and I will forever be grateful that our paths have crossed!!!

Marita Engene Johnson

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For my daughter, it started with seeing the 953k PSA last year. For her to see how dance can send such a powerful message and make a difference was an eye opener for her. Then, when we saw the "Look at Me" video this year, it was a rap....we knew that Devon had to work with this group somehow. She was able to participate in MusEffect's Mini Muse program this summer and it was an amazing experience. She not only worked on her technique as a dancer, but grew as an individual as well. The group worked together to create a cyberbullying PSA that was released earlier this month. Devon considers her "musers" her family now and will continue to work with them in any capacity to help them push their mission forward. Its important to note......that its not only about producing amazing PSA videos. Jessica and her team are also making every effort to go directly into local junior high and high schools to reach as many kids as they can. Every social issue and PSA they are a part of is done with such passion and compassion. They are fully committed to do what it takes to make things better in our world. Devon feels so blessed to be a "muser" and to be a part of something so important. Thank you Jessica, Nik, and all the MusEffect team for allowing Devon to be a part of your mission. :)

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Donor

Rating: 5

MusEffect, their story, their art, their inspiration! Jessica Starr & MusEffect have a unique way of transcending words through the art of dance that touches the deepest parts of our soul. I met Jessica Starr and her dance company 4 years ago and experienced their first performance of The Divine Direction, this was the point that I knew Jessica Starr had a vision much greater than just dance. MusEffect has a unique platform to tackle front line social issues that our teens & young adults struggle with in our culture today. Once touched by these amazing artists and their passion for change through the performing arts, you will think differently than you did before you met them. You will be inspired, to inspire others!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of MusEffect since 2012, first as an apprentice and now as a company member. I can wholeheartedly say that serving the community with our director, Jessica Starr, and the rest of the of the Muse family for the past few years has been the most rewarding years of my life. Jessica has created a platform for artists to use their passion to make a change in not only our community, but our society. MusEffect allows dancers to dance for a purpose, which is so hard to find out in the dance industry nowadays.

Jessica Starr is not only the most professional, organized, and knowledgable bosses I have ever worked under, but she is also one of the most caring, kindhearted, and motivated human beings I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her creativity is mind-blowing; she is the definition of "thinking outside the box." Every rehearsal she amazes me with her constant varying ideas. But above all, the thing I admire about her most is her determination. She never takes "no" for an answer.

Overall, MusEffect is not only a dance company, but a platform for artist to make a change in their world. As a company we like to bring up the social issues that no one really likes to talk about, but those that need to be addresses; such as cyberbullying, gun control, domestic abuse, technology, and others. A favorite quote of mine from Jessica is, "silence gives the issue power." This is what MusEffect is all about.

This is a great non-profit that I recommend everyone looks further into. I am one proud Muser!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Museffect is an amazing organization with an amazing leader. We all hope that we can find positive paths for our children and that's what Jessica Starr has provided for my family. Such an inspirational way for kids and adults to learn about these important issues in our culture. Experiencing Muse is a must for every family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica is a very positive, uplifting, and inspiring role model. The moment my daughter met her she made her feel as if she could accomplish anything. She helps build confidence within themselves by embracing their individual strengths and talents. We love what Jessica and the Museffect do to combat cyberbylling and the effort they put into awareness. In short, she is an amazing person as well as a teacher. She is a true inspiration!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I remember the first time I met Jessica at a MUSE Convention in my dance studio and I felt so overwhelmed and amazed. A few years later I received my first MUSE scholarship from her. Up until that point I had never been noticed by any of my teachers and so it truly gave me that boost I needed to believe in myself and pursue dancing. I love how Jessica always finds unique beauty in every dancer and constantly strives to make each individual better in some way. I always feel so refreshed by MUSE Dance Company, the fight that they have and what they stand for. Beyond dance, they're each really amazing individuals and I truly believe everyone has something to learn from them, dancer or not. I could never thank Jessica Starr enough for helping me find my love for dance and being such an inspiring impact on my life :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica and the Company Members of Muse are amazing. We had the good fortune to work them during intensive training and they are all so in touch with the students. They are positive role models for dancers. They provide them with feedback and challenge them to be their best.
Jessica and the MusEffect dancers are leading by example and infuse social issues and life lesson in the the experiences they privide our kids and are active in their communities to make a difference. If She goes above and beyond. We are so happy to know her and to continue to have her as an awesome resource.

Emma18

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jessica Star and the MusEffect are the most positive role models in my life. They lift people up and make us think about things in a different way. They are the most beautiful dancers and choreographers too.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica Star and the MusEffect dance Company are some of the most positive and beautifully inspiring people to have touched our lives. The vision of Jessica's comes through so powerfully through the movement and hearts of her company. I hope the world can experience these artists as we have.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Jessica and her team. She's a wonderful role model for my two daughters and I love the way she encourages them. I love to listen to the words she gives my daughters, I always feel as if their self esteem has boosted after working with Jess and her team! Thank you Muse for all that you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr and the Muse Effect members have shown nothing but positivity with every endeavor they take on. They are not about fame, but are about getting messages out to the public in a way that resonates with everyone. The artistic growth they've given to their young dancers has been huge, but the sense of strength and artistic community along with personal attention and guidance promoted to them has been priceless.