Rebecca Allen is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana where she began her dance training with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre. She studied both dance and the visual arts at Loyola University and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and in 2001 received her B.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of New Orleans. Upon moving to Nashville that same year, she taught high school physical science and chemistry at Christ Presbyterian Academy for three years. In 2004, she studied contemporary dance at Tulane University in New Orleans. The following year, she attended ADF to study both Cunningham and Release Technique. Shortly thereafter she became assistant to the director of StillPoint Dance Theatre and performed with the company for seven years. In 2007 she was privileged to perform Missa Brevis with the Limon Company.
She has taught both ballet and contemporary technique in several Nashville area schools including Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Certificate in Dance Studies. In 2010 she choreographed, directed and designed the set for her first children’s ballet Where the Wild Things Are. Since then she has directed several children’s productions including Hansel and Gretel, The Nutcracker, and The Little Mermaid.
She has recently enjoyed collaborating and performing with contemporary choreographer Banning Bouldin. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading about art and dance history, working in clay, and collaborating on creative projects with friends.