Native Austinite Rebecca Whitehurst has worked around the globe as a theater animal– Equity actor, dancemaker, writer and director. She received her BA in Philosophy from Stanford, and then attended the CalArts MFA program in Choreography before embarking on a professional career with Diavolo Dance Theater. Freelancing as an actor and choreographer in New York City led her to the Institute for Advanced Theater Training MXAT/A.R.T. at Harvard, where she received an MFA in Acting. While on a Fulbright Scholarship to Russia, Rebecca spent a year doing research, guest teaching and choreographing for actors at the Moscow Art Theatre School.
She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at St. Edward's University. Curating from her multidisciplinary education and professional experience, Rebecca has created a movement approach to voice & speech for performers called Somaesthetic Voice. In addition, her research focuses on Tanztheater, Philosophy & Dance, Russian theater & actor training, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration & Creation. She also runs STUDIOLAB– a synthesis of her interdisciplinary art and teaching– to give artists space to practice and grow across disciplines in an ensemble-building environment.
Since moving to Austin, Rebecca has presented her work at The Off Center, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Rollins Theater at the Long Center, MMNT and Fusebox. She is on the board of ARCOS and a proud member of CLAW (national not-for-profit alliance of theatrical lady arm wrestlers raising money for women-initiated causes).
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