What Moves Me? opening night, getting lost in new cities, the ocean, the first meeting of a new collaboration, watching dancers warm up on the stage, a good glass of wine, family, laughing, finding time for quiet spaces, the imagination of my students, creating in an empty studio, the artistry of dancers, knowing my family has my back
Becky is a choreographer, performer and teacher from Alaska where she began her dance training at the Conservatory of Dance and Dance Spectrum Alaska. She has studied dance in New York and Colorado where she received a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. She danced with Interweave Dance Theater in Boulder Colorado in 2001 and performed throughout the Seattle area from 2004 -2005 working with numerous choreographers and artists. In 2008, she founded Momentum Dance Collective with 6 fellow local artists, which is now in its seventh year.
With a passion for choreography, Becky has continued to create work and collaborate with other artists at every opportunity. Locally, her work has been guest to performances with; Dance Spectrum Alaska, Alaska Dance Theatre, Anchorage Classical Ballet Acadamy and the UAA Dance Ensemble. She is a founding member of the Light Brigade - an interdisciplinary art collective, and her choreography has been featured multiple, collaborative site specific works with them since 2009 including their most recent and acclaimed, 'Over Beyond Across Through' on the Anchorage Museum in 2013. As part of this work she received an Independent Artist Fellowship Award from the Rasmuson Foundation in 2013.
As an instructor she has taught modern for the Anchorage School District, Dance Together Alaska Festival 2008, Dance Spectrum School, and Momentum dance workshops. She is currently serving as adjunct for the University of Alaska Anchorage, and leading modern instructor for Alaska Dance Theatre. She continues to work and perform in Anchorage where she is inspired by creative risk takers, performers, her students, and the language of everyday movement.