Rebecca Whitehurst has worked around the globe as a theater artist—Equity actor, dancemaker, Teacher, 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.
Curating from her multidisciplinary education and professional experience, Rebecca has created a movement approach to voice & speech for performers called Somaesthetic Voice. Her research focuses on Russian Movement Training for the Actor, Tanztheater, Philosophy & Dance, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration & Creation.
Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Practice for Acting, Voice and Movement in the Department of Theatre at Northern Arizona University.