Rebecca began studying ballet at age 5 with Shirley Lewis in Casper, WY, and later trained at Colorado Ballet, California Ballet, and Salt Creek Ballet. After spending a year at Casper College, she moved to Massachusetts to continue her training with Rose and Charles Flachs. She obtained a B.A. in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet Pedagogy from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; then moved to Denver where she began her professional career performing with Denver Independent Choreographer’s Project, Fragments of Divine, Danca Nova, and Ballet Ariel. While at Ballet Ariel, Rebecca had the privilege to dance under the guidance of prima ballerina Patricia Renzetti and to be coached by Kris Kehl, former soloist at Colorado Ballet. Rebecca has danced numerous roles in The Nutcracker, as well as soloist roles in La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, and Raymonda. Her favorite roles were Taglioni in Pas de Quatre and soloist in La Vivandiere. She has also performed contemporary choreography by Peter Pucci, May O’Donnell, Ilena Norton, and Don Atwood.
Rebecca is primarily trained in the Vaganova Syllabus and has completed two seminars with Master Teacher John White. Many of her students have gone on to dance in college programs or with professional companies. In addition to teaching, Rebecca is currently the executive director of Danca Nova Dance Company in Denver, CO.