|2016 - 2017||Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching|
|2012 - 2015||Durham University, BA Hons Music|
|2015 - 2015||British Youth Opera, Summer Training Programme|
|2016 - 2016||Royal Opera House, 'First Stage' Directing Placement|
2017 Movement Director, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
2017 Movement Director, 13, 3rd Year BA Acting, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
2017 Movement Director, Paws and Padlocks, Blackheath Halls Opera
2017 Assistant Movement Teacher to Lucinka Eisler, BA Acting (Collaborative and Devised Theatre), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
2017 Director and Choreographer, Così fan tutte, London Young Sinfonia
2016 Director and Choreographer, Mansfield Park, Edinburgh Studio Opera at Edinburgh Fringe
2016 Assistant Director, Opera Scenes, National Opera Studio (Welsh National Opera Residency), Director: Elaine Kidd
2016 ‘First Stage’ Assistant Director/Observer, La Traviata, Royal Opera House
2016 Movement and Assistant Director, Così fan tutte, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2015 Second Assistand Director, Sāvitri and Riders to the Sea, British Youth Opera, Director: Rodula Gaitanou
2015 Movement and Assistand Director, L'elisir D'amore, Dorset Opera
2015 Director and Choreographer, The Marriage of Figaro, Durham Opera Ensemble
2014 Choreographer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Durham University Light Opera Group
2014 Choreographer, The Magic Flute, Durham Opera Ensemble
2014 Director and Choreographer, Dido and Aeneas, Durham Opera Ensemble
Born in London, Rebecca has held a passion for music, dance and theatre from an early age. Now working as a freelance Movement and Opera Director, her practice is inspired by her love of interdisciplinary performance, uniting her backgrounds in classical music, fine art and dance. Having trained in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and classical Indian dance as well as musical theatre, her particular interest lies in the movement development of trainee opera singers and promoting the movement potential within operatic production.
Since graduating from Durham University in 2015, she has worked and trained in opera as a Director, Assistant Director and Movement Director, with companies and institutions including the Royal Opera House, British Youth Opera, National Opera Studios at Welsh National Opera, Dorset Opera Festival, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Blackheath Halls Opera and Edinburgh Studio Opera.
Within her developing practice she hopes to continue promoting the need for movement training and vocal and physical integration for young opera singers.
I have previously trained in movement teachniques including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Classical Indian Abhinaya.
I am currently developing my practice in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation and Historical Dance.
I am a classically trained soprano and violist with basic piano skills.