Entrepreneur and choreographer, Rebecca Davis is committed to developing rising talent and transforming young dancers into performing artists. In founding The Rebecca Davis Dance Company, she has pioneered a unique pre-professional dance-theater training program that imparts literary works, historical events, and social issues to students and adult audiences alike. The Rebecca Davis Dance Company fills the market gap between training and professional employment for young dancers in the Philadelphia community.
Rebecca draws more than 13 years of professional dance training in Canada, Russia, and the U.S. She choreographed 15 works in Vancouver and implemented a creative dance program for under-served children in Toronto. Rebecca was classically trained in the Russian Vaganova method of ballet while studying under Tatiana Petrovna in Moscow and Valery Tereshkin in Siberia. She has received a degree in choreography from The Saint Petersburg Conservatory under the tutelage of Artistic Director Nikolai Boyarchikov.
Ms. Davis is more than just a dance aficionado; she is a natural entrepreneur. Rebecca came to Philadelphia in 2002 to contribute to the array of cultural delicacies that the city has to offer. Immersing herself in Philadelphia life has given birth to her vision of making this city a center of dance training on par with New York and Moscow.
Rebecca has captured this vision in her award-winning business plan recognized as the most viable small business by The 2004 Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the Fox School of Business, where she was an official nominee for both the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, and was granted a Fulbright Scholarship. Rebecca is also the recipient of the Garfield Weston Scholarship, Canadian Merit Scholarship and is a two-time winner of the League for Entrepreneurial Women's Essay Competition.
Ms. Davis is partnering with the community to position The Rebecca Davis Dance Company as a catalyst for improving the integration of the humanities with the physical discipline of dance. Her first two full-length modern ballets were Antigone (Kimmel Center, 2006) and Helen Keller (Prince Music Theatre, 2007). This year she choreographed Darfur (Arden Theater, 2008).