Miss Rebekah has trained in all styles of dance starting with ballet at age 5; she has now been dancing for 15 years. She attended Miss Georga’s School of Dance, The Firehouse, Miss Annie’s Straight Up Dance, Ballet San Angelo, and Steps on Broadway. Miss Rebekah also attended summer intensives with Ballet Magnificat!, Ad Deum Dance, and The Rockettes mini Intensives.
Miss Rebekah’s Story
Miss Rebekah grew up in Del Rio and got the bulk of her dance training locally. During her senior year of high school, she began to realize that if she wanted to dance professionally she would need some better technique training. So she went to expand her ballet training at Ballet San Angelo during the Spring of her senior year. Upon her arrival there she was placed in level 2 classes which consisted of much younger girls. Though this was hard at first she is now thankful for the opportunity to re-learn the basics of ballet that had never been explained to her. She moved up to the pre-professional level in 8 months and at that point it was time to audition for ballet companies and trainee programs across the country. By the end of the audition season she had gotten an offer to train with Texas Ballet Theater for the summer and had been accepted to Steps on Broadway’s conservatory program in New York City. She decided to attend the Conservatory and moved to New York that August. She spent 2 years at the conservatory training with some of the best in the industry. Such as Chet Walker, Llyod Culbreath, Nick Palmquist, Kat Ponza, and so many more! In New York not only did Rebekah improve exponentially in her dance technique dancing but she also got opportunities to learn about the business. Through seminars and hands on experience she learned about making reels and resumes; how to approach and what to expect in auditions; how musicals are made; and so much more. She also got the opportunity to choreograph a piece entitled Ocram Lost and get feedback from Janis Brenner, and other choreographers. Rebekah has always looked forward to a time when she could help younger dancers in her situation. Being in a small town and not having the access to more thorough training or the money to travel to better schools can be frustrating. Her hope for this school is to provide students with a full technique training that will more fully prepare them for a future in dance beyond Del Rio, all within a Christian worldview.