Rebecca A. Ferrell, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is a dance advocate, educator, choreographer, curator, manager, and performer. She holds a BFA in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as an MFA in dance from Arizona State University. 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. She is currently the Assistant to the Head, Director of Public Relations and Engagement, Lecturer, and the Director/Curator of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival within the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her spare time she enjoys baking cupcakes, sipping bubbly, and traveling the world with her partner in crime, Charlie Maybee.