A native Washingtonian, Setarra is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and holds a BFA in Dance and MA in Arts Management from George Mason University. While at Mason, Setarra performed in modern works choreographed by the likes of Laura Dean, Danny Ezralow, Susan Marshall, Twyla Tharp, David Parsons and Elisa Monte. Post-grad, Setarra danced professionally with Culture Shock DC and Gesel Mason Performances Project. With over 10 years of experience teaching dance, Setarra has taught and presented her choreographic works throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area, including Dance Place DC, Imagination Stage, the Jack Guidone Theater at Joy of Motion, and the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.
In addition to her current role as the Assistant Director for the Arts Management program at George Mason University, Setarra is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Dance.