Rebecca R. Levy

Rebecca R. Levy (Artistic Director) is a choreographer, performer, and educator currently living in Jacksonville, Florida. Her critically acclaimed choreographic and performance works have been featured in festivals, films, concerts, and events internationally and throughout the country. The privilege of living in a variety of areas within the United States provided her with a diverse set of influences in her art. In a recent presentation for TEDx, she gave a talk titled “Engaging A Movement” about her experiences founding JDT and advocating for professional dance in Jacksonville. Throughout her career in dance she has created, produced, and mounted a multitude of shows, events, performances, and pop-ups on national and international stages. Her work was shown at the Performatica festival in Puebla, Mexico, and during a tour to France she had the opportunity to perform at the Chartres and Grail Haven Labyrinths. She was awarded a 2019 Individual Artist Grant by Community First Bank, and a 2020 Art Ventures Individual Artist Grant for her new choreographic work, Disorder, investigating the experiences of individuals living with mental illness. Rebecca holds her Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts, where she studied with distinguished artists such as Stephan Koplowitz, Colin Connor, Stephanie Nugent, Andre Tyson and Mitchell Rose. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance was earned at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA where she studied with Pat Hon, Amii LeGendre, Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, and many others. She was a performer for six seasons with the Lineage Dance Company of Los Angeles where she was a soloist. While in Los Angeles she was co-artistic director, founder, and performer with B.E. Productions Dance Company. She is honored to sit on faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville where she serves as Director & Professor of Dance. Through this role she recently earned the 2020 Art Educator of the Year Award from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, a 2019 40 Under 40 award from The Jacksonville Business Journal, and was named Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2016. Rebecca is a registered Certified Yoga Instructor, a certified Pilates instructor and dabbles in aerial acrobatics. A co-founder of JDT, she serves as the company’s Artistic Director.