Rebecca A. Ferrell, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is a dance advocate, an educator, a choreographer, a curator, and a performer. She is currently the artistic director of FDANCE, a project dedicated to her work as an intervention dance artist. She was selected as a 2013 and 2012 artist for InLight Richmond and the 2011 Choreographer of the Year for the Richmond Region by Eureka! Dance Festival. As a performer, Rebecca has had the privilege to work with Angela Ellsworth, Tara Z. Mullins, and Thomas Lehmen. Rebecca holds a BFA in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as an MFA in dance from Arizona State University. During her graduate studies, Rebecca was awarded the Graduate Research Grant for her thesis project, Impressive Mastermind, as well as the Excellence in Choreography Award from ASU Dance. Additionally Rebecca was the first-ever School of Dance educator to win the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. She also holds a Master's Certificate in nonprofit management from VCU. Her teaching appointments have included ASU Dance, VCU Dance, and numerous appearances as a guest artist along the East Coast. As an advocate for the arts, Rebecca has served as Director of the VA Dance Symposium, co-producer of the Richmond Dance Festival, and a dance critic for GayRVA and RVA Magazine. Her roles at Dance at Illinois include the Assistant to the Head, Lecturer, and the Director of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival.