Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dance Management & Performing Arts Leadership and Management
Employed Since: 2019
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Rebecca A. Ferrell (she/her) is a dance advocate, artist, educator, producer and programmer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Arizona State University.
As a longtime activist for the arts, Ferrell has served as the director of the VA Dance Symposium, co-producer of the Richmond Dance Festival, dance critic for GayRVA and RVA Magazine, ACDA Central Region Conference Coordinator, director of Public Relations and Engagement for the University of Illinois’ Department of Dance, director and curator of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival, and executive director of Dance Metro DC.
Additionally, her arts administrative skills have supported organizations, universities and dance artists throughout the United States, with funding secured through a number of resources including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, HumanitiesDC, the Lang Foundation and Yellow House NYC.
She is currently the director of programs at Dance/USA, on faculty at American University and Shenandoah Conservatory, and an Advisory Council Member for Arts Education Partnership.
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., Arizona State University
Fields of Expertise:
- Dance management
- Arts entrepreneurship
- Dance history
- Dance criticism