As the founder of Bluebird: uncaged, Rebekah’s passion is to bring hope and dignity through dance while inviting people into a story greater than their own–specifically the Jesus story. Currently she is a dancer with the Proia Dance Project. Previously she spent a season as a company artist with the Georgia Ballet under Alexandre Proia. She has been a guest artist with Telluride Dance Academy (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Gotta Dance Contemporary in the premiere of Remove the Ego, The Naked Truth, and Moonlight Sonatas. With Atlanta Ballet, Rebekah has performed as the stepmother in Cinderella as well as in their productions of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio and Dracula. She trained at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education after gaining a foundation at Sawnee School of Ballet under Joan Kall Stewart. Rebekah also dances with the Lume Foundation and earned a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State College through the CollegePlus program.
This summer Rebekah lead her third Uncaged Adventure to serve the community of Panama, Central America through dance. As a teacher, Rebekah seeks to instill the life skills of confidence and excellence in the next generation from DanceAbility students to pre-professionals. Currently she is on faculty at Still Pointe Studios and the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. She is also available for guest teaching through Bluebird: uncaged.
Choreographically, Rebekah believes that art should engage the audience in an inspiring conversation while portraying beauty. Her work includes Beautiful Things and Breaking Free which can be viewed on the Bluebird website. in October 2013, White Umbrella (inspired by Mary Frances Bowley’s book) premiered at the anti-trafficking fundraiser, Dance Upon Injustice. The cinematic version of this piece was completed November 2014 is currently being submitted to film festivals. She also choreographed a portion of the opener for the Passion 2014 events in Atlanta and Houston.
In her spare time Rebekah enjoys blogging, hand embroidery, and spending time with her family.
I believe that creativity is inspired by God and is one of the many ways we are made in His image. With this creativity, humans are able to explore God’s creation and see parts of His character revealed. I believe that art shapes culture and as Jesus followers we are called to use our gifts in a way that glorifies, honors, and reflects our Maker so that He might draw others into His story.
I believe that art should be used to encourage others so that they might know their true identity in Christ and reach their full potential. Art should portray beauty, inspire, engage, and connect with the audience. In passing the arts to the next generation we should instill humble confidence and love of excellence thus equipping them to be successful in whatever field they pursue. -RKD
Arts ATL review of Alexandre Proia’s Four Seasons (faun soloist)