Having begun Irish dancing lessons at the age of 12 in her native Kazakhstan, Sitara later joined "Altyn Batyr," the country's first Irish dancing company. At age 19, Sitara became a full-time member and instructor at the company, dancing at major events, which included a performance for the former president of Kazakhstan. Upon moving to Bulgaria in adulthood, Sitara joined the Tanya Cunningham Academy, where she continued teaching and performing, including engagements at arts festivals, TV and radio work, and performances with the Embassy of Ireland in Sofia. Sitara later moved to Dublin, where she has continued training and teaching with Irish Dance Dublin. Sitara has learned from many luminaries of the Irish dancing world, including workshops taught by Colin Dunne, Jean Butler, Shane McAvinchey, and Breandán de Gallaí, and has performed with acclaimed Irish dance company Fusion Fighters.