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Rebecca Berry

Rebecca grew up in Townsville where she began dancing at the age of four, learning ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance. After completing Grade 12 she moved to Melbourne to train full-time at the National Theatre Ballet School where she attained a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) in 2016 before going on to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2019.

During her five years of full-time study, Rebecca has performed in works by James O’Hara, Alisdair Macindoe, Sue Healey, Rheannon Port, Stephanie Lake, Rochelle Carmichael and Beverly Jane Fry.  As part of her university studies, she was given the opportunity to travel to Paris, Montpellier and Berlin to learn from several notable artists including Trajal Harrell and Ayman Harper. Outside of her study, Rebecca has performed in works including Colossus by Stephanie Lake in the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2019) and Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), and SK!N by TerryandTheCuz (2018). 

Rebecca has a particular interest in somatic practices having studied Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Structural Integration and Yoga throughout her university studies and intends to further her research to assist her in her teaching. She hopes it will allow her to provide valuable advice to her students on how they can incorporate these methods into their dance practice to benefit them both mentally and physically, as well as with injury prevention. 

Having taught dance in both Townsville and Melbourne, and briefly in South African orphanages, Rebecca has a passion for sharing her love of dance through teaching and, whenever an opportunity presents itself, bringing the joys of dance to children who may otherwise never be afforded the opportunity.