Rebecca Malcolm-Naib danced professionally with ZeroMoving Dance Company, Karen Bamonte Dance Works, Chamber Dance Company, Freedman/Coleman Dance Company, Claudia Murphey Dance Company, Battery Dance Company, and with several independent choreographers in prestigious venues including the Joyce Theater (NYC), Meany Center for the Performing Arts (WA), Walker Art Center (MN), Jacob's Pillow (MS), Annenberg Center (PA), Saltzburg Tanz Festival (Austria), and The Kennedy Center (DC). She was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Travesty Dance Group from 1997-2010. Rebecca's choreography has been performed in Cleveland, Seattle, Philadelphia, Maine, Toronto, Houston, and New York City. She is the 2022 recipient of the Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Award for her choreography. Rebecca has taught full-time at the University of Washington and Kent State University, master classes at several U.S. colleges and universities, at Bates Dance Festival’s Young Dancers Workshop, and as adjunct faculty at Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. She is the Interim Director of the Drexel University Dance Ensemble. Her research has been published in Impulse: The International Journal of Dance and Science, Medicine, and Education. Rebecca graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, and received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She was a member of the Board of Directors for BalletX from 2012-2021 and rejoined the board in 2022.
BA; Mount Holyoke
MFA; University of Washington