Modern Dance is a dance form that developed in the early twentieth century, partly in reaction to the traditional, more highly technical forms of dance such as ballet. While strongly influenced by classical ballet, the movement of modern dance is more fluid and contains dynamic highlights and tricks of jazz dance, including isolations, kicks, and leaps; alternately, many movements are weighted and close to the earth. Students wanting to take Modern Class must also take a minimum of 2 hours of ballet technique per week.
Classes Begin the Week of September 5th
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Rebecca Allen is originally from Kenner, Louisiana, where she began her dance training with Myra Mier and the Jefferson Ballet Theatre. She studied both dance and the visual arts at Loyola University and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. In 2001, she received her B.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of New Orleans. That same year, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she has worked as an artist and educator for the past 16 years with organizations such as the Nashville Ballet, Vanderbilt University, and Metro Parks Dance Division. In 2004 she became the assistant director to modern dance company StillPoint Dance Theatre and performed with the company for 7 years.
Thereafter, she began collaborating as a dancer and instructor with Banning Bouldin and New Dialect, an internationally recognized contemporary dance collective based in Nashville, since the collective’s inception in 2012, and more recently as a rehearsal assistant and choreographer.
Her most recent works include Kat 5, a commission by Intersection New Music Ensemble in collaboration with New Dialect and premiered at the Platform in Nashville in April 2016, and Lighthouse, a collaboration with Intermission and New Dialect, which premiered at Monthaven Mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee in 2017.
She maintains a studio (RA | Studio) where she designs and creates her own line of functional ceramics. In her work as a multi-disciplinary artist, Becky loves to explore the intersection of her experience with the visual arts and dance.