Rebecca’s passion for movement arts began at age five when her parents enrolled her in dance lessons in her hometown Fargo, North Dakota. Moving to the Northwest in 4th grade, she had greater access to high level training, competitive teams, and performance groups. Over the next 15 years of her life she continued training and adding disciplines including modern dance, Hip-Hop, springboard/platform diving, gymnastics, figure skating, ballroom dance, and yoga. Rebecca has competed at US nationals in multiple sports, trained with Olympic coaches, and performed internationally. After years of training and performance Rebecca is now available for private lessons and coaching. Using an integrative training approach, she utilizes her strong foundation in ballet, modern dance, acrobatics, yoga, and theater arts that helps students develop a quality of movement that will set them apart as an aerialist.
Rebecca lives for the moments of achievement that only comes with the development of strength and mental clarity that aerial arts and dance provides, and loves the ethereal experience of performing for an audience. “Being able to lose yourself in something that you are so passionate about, where you enter a zone that transcends reality is one of the most wonderful things I have experienced, which I have found in aerial dance.”
Coming from a strong background in dance, acrobatics, and fitness, Rebecca's approach to aerial is very well rounded. She provides an encouraging and positive atmosphere for students to reach their personal goals. Safety and proper technique is a strong part of her curriculum and a portion of training is devoted to conditioning and flexibility. Based in Portland, OR Rebecca is available for youth and adult instruction. For information about private and semi-private lessons in aerial silks, aerial hoop, or flexibility/contortion please email firstname.lastname@example.org.