Rebecca A. Ferrell (she/her) is a dance advocate, artist, educator, producer, and programmer. She holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University.
As a longtime activist for the arts, Rebecca has served as the Director of the VA Dance Symposium, Co-Producer of the Richmond Dance Festival, dance critic for GayRVA and RVA Magazine, ACDA Central Region Conference Coordinator, Director of Public Relations and Engagement for the University of Illinois’ Department of Dance, Director and Curator of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival, and Executive Director of Dance Metro DC. She is a current board member for Virginians for the Arts, the state’s arts advocacy organization.
Additionally, her arts administrative skills have supported organizations, universities, and dance artists throughout the United States, with funding secured through a number of resources including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, HumanitiesDC, the Lang Foundation, and Yellow House NYC.
As a seasoned reviewer, she has sat on grant panels for Arizona State University, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Urbana Arts Council, and the United States Artists. Rebecca recently sat on the DC Nomination Advisory Committee for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She currently sits on the Arts Education Partnership Application Review Committee as well as the Blacklight Summit Advisory Committee.
Rebecca is currently the Director of Programs at Dance/USA, a faculty member at Shenandoah Conservatory, and an Arts Administration PhD student at the University of Kentucky.
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