"Alberta may be known as an energy exporter, but in the case of Kristof Star and Hanna Starczewski, Calgary has managed to import a wealth of energy from Poland"
Mell Duvall - Calgary Herald
Kristof Star (Krzysztof Starczewski) arrived from Poland to join Alberta Ballet in 1989. His wife Hanna Starczewski with daughter Kasia were able to join him in Calgary 10 months later. They both were professional dancers at Grand Theater in Lodz, Poland,
Hanna and Kristof brought to Canada years of experience as the professional dancers and teachers. The Starczewskis decided to develop their own school and dance programs. As a result Starchevski School of Ballet was initiated in 1992.