Hi friend, I’m Rebekah Diaddigo.
I love ballet, fairytales, tea time and flower crowns, old books and new friends, adventures, family, chocolate, paddle boarding and pickleball, art museums and antiques…but most of all, I love Jesus.
I believe He’s put each of us on this planet for a unique purpose and my passion is to encourage people to walk with Jesus and to steward their gifts well.
More specifically, as the founder and director of Bluebird Uncaged, I want to bring hope and dignity through dance whether it be through hosting online hangouts for Jesus following artists, producing live productions or traveling internationally (6 trips so far to places like Cuba, Panama, and the Netherlands) to serve and collaborate.
Choreographically, I want to tell redemptive stories that point people to Jesus. A few of my favorite projects over the years have been the opener for Passion 2014, the White Umbrella short film, music videos for Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) and Victoria Canal, First Baptist Atlanta’s 2020 Christmas Concert, and an original multimedia fairytale of hope, Sterling’s Path (performed annually by Bluebird Uncaged). I love to travel and meet new dancers too! Let me know if you’d like to collaborate for your production!
As a freelance artist, I’ve performed with companies such as the Atlanta Opera, Georgia Ballet, and Proia Dance Project. Some special memories include dancing Swanhilda in Ballet Southeast’s Coppelia as well as Sugarplum Fairy with Sawnee Ballet Theatre.
Mentoring the next generation is close to my heart and I want to be an available resource to young women and artists both spiritually and professionally. I have over 10 years teaching experience (including nine with the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education). I currently teach in the metro Atlanta area, direct the Bluebird Uncaged Artist Development Program, and seek opportunities for guest teaching in the US and abroad. My teaching approach combines critical thinking, individual body [anatomical + kinesiological] awareness, and artistry to encourage excellence in technique and life skills beyond the studio. I also love organizing/planning workshops (everything from hiring and contract negotiation to scheduling and execution) and can customize one for your studio. Let me know if I can serve you in any way.
Being a words girl (you’ll rarely find me without a book in my purse), you can find some of my thoughts curated on the Bluebird Uncaged podcast or on the blog (and various other outlets). I have a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. I LOVE learning and my reading list is ever growing. I am an alum of the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta program and have taken supplemental courses through the Passion Global Institute, Bible Training for Church Leaders, as well as other apologetic/evangelism training programs.
May Jesus draw you closer to His heart as He choreographs your steps on this life adventure.
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 build and 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 a sense of dignity, humble confidence, and discipline equipping them to be successful in whatever field they pursue. -RKD