Alumnae/i Profile

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca WilsonRebecca Wilson is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of Contemporary and Modern dance, ballet and Pilates. In 2007 she earned her MFA with an emphasis in Choreography and Performance from Mills College. She also holds a BA in Dance and Environmental Conservation and Restoration from Sonoma State University. Inspired by Surrealism, Ecology, Psychic Automatism, and many other experiences, Rebecca strives to create new works that exemplify her unique voice in the art of dance.

Rebecca danced professionally with Molissa Fenley and Dancers and Dandelion Dance Theatre. She has worked with Nancy Lyons, Anne Bluethenthal, Group A, and toured across the US as a performer for DoubleVision Intermedia. Rebecca has taught Contemporary Dance Technique at Sonoma State University since 2008. In addition, she holds a certification as a STOTT PILATES® instructor.

What about your Mills experience have you continued to benefit from since graduating?

After graduating in 2007 with an MFA, I was honored to accept a teaching position at Sonoma State University. I also had the incredible experience of dancing with Molissa Fenley at Judson Memorial Church and Jacob’s Pillow. The connections made with Mills faculty, alumni, and my fellow classmates have provided a substantial network of support and opportunity. The encouragement of the faculty to trust myself as an artist, experiment as much as possible, and dive head first into creation are forces that I’m not sure I could have found on my own. What tops it all off is that I now and forever will have a community of mentors and colleagues to continue learning from, supporting one another and sharing our creations together.

How has dance helped shape your current work or passions?

Dance has linked me to the world of pilates. The extensive training and education I have gained from the STOTT PILATES® program has given me a deeper understanding of the moving body. I have found dance and pilates to be a grand partnership.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18