Ballet.

Born in Mexico Ciy, Rebeca started her dance education, with her mother’s sister Martha O’Reilly certified ISTD and RAD teacher and owner of the dance school “Academia de Ballet del Valle” in the south of Mexcio City. At the age of 17 she joined the National Ballet Company (Compañía Nacional de Danza) of the Fine Arts Institute (INBA, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes), where she performed for over 10 years.

Over the course of her work with the CND she had the opportunity of working with national as well as international choreographers and directors, dancing the classical repertoire as well as contemporary works. Important rolls like, Odette in Swan Lake under the direction of Fernando Alonso (cuban master) and choreography by Alicia Alonso, Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty with choreography by Rose Marie Valaire of the Royal Ballet, Mirta in Giselle with choreography by Alonso under the direction of Joaquin Banegas, and Coppelia under the guidance of Michael Lland. Rebeca created solos for the works of Mexican choreographer Carlos Lopez Magallón in Suite de Jazz, Fanfarria, Aria, and solo parts for Carmina Burana by Nellie Happe and Catullus Carmina by Renato Maghallaes. She also participated in the National Opera Season dancing solo parts for Aida, Tales of Hoffman, Sanson and Dalila, Rigolleto, and Carmen sharing the stage with Plácido Domingo. In 1987, she came to the United States and participated as a soloist for the Long Beach Ballet, then joining in 1989, the production for “The Phantom of the Opera”, under the direction of Harold Prince for the next 4 years.

In 1995 Rebeca became a Pilates Instructor and today she travels to Latin America training teachers. She has been at the Wooden Floor previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet since 1998. For the past 19 years Rebeca has been teaching at risk youth and worked along-side and in collaboration with Melanie Rios, Mark Haim, Sean Curran, Nami Yamamoto, John Heginbotham, and Karinne Sales-Meyer and Keely Garfield among others, for the annual production as well as Red Cat performances.  She has been teaching at Academy of Dance since 2005 for the advanced and intermediate ballet and has crated choreographic work for their annual performance. Currently developing a syllabus of ballet, with passion and love for dance, she finds new ways of teaching and connecting dance education with the development of compassionate, responsible and caring individuals.