B.A. English Literature, Psychology, Dance (minor), Agnes Scott College
M.A. Dance and Somatic Well-Being, University of Central Lancashire
M.F.A. Dance, Temple University
Rebecca Weber is currently an adjunct professor in Dance at Temple University, where she earned an MFA in Dance and a certification in Teaching in Higher Education. Rebecca holds a Master’s degree with Distinction in Dance & Somatic Well-Being from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England, where she served as an Associate Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching programme, in courses on pedagogy, composition, Somatics, and third-year dance technique. Previously, she was invited to teach Somatics and technique as a guest lecturer at Warrington Collegiate in Warrington, England.
As founder and director of Somanaut Dance (www.somanautdance.com), her choreography has been presented at Movement Research's Open Performance Series, Philly Fringe, Wilmington Fringe, CHI Movement Arts Center’s INhale Series, Mascher Space Co-op's FRESH JUICE, ETC Performance Series, and other venues in Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Delaware, Canada, and the UK. She has performed for many independent choreographers in Philadelphia, including Ellie Goudie-Averill (Stone Depot Dance Lab), Eun Jung Choi, Colleen Hooper Performance Projects, Katherine Keifer Stark (The Naked Stark), Michael T. Roberts, and others, and is a performing member of Alie + the Brigade and Venus Dance companies.
Her research focuses on the intersections between dance and Somatics and has been published in the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. Becca is an Associate Editor for the journal Dance, Movement and Spiritualities, Co-Editor of the forthcoming book, Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives, and reviewer for the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship. She is also a Communications Manager and contributing writer at ThINKingDANCE.net.