Rebecca A. Ferrell is a dance advocate, artist, educator, and producer. She holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University. As a longtime activist for the arts, Rebecca has served as the Director of the VA Dance Symposium, Co-Producer of the Richmond Dance Festival, dance critic for GayRVA and RVA Magazine, ACDA Central Region Conference Coordinator, Director of Public Relations and Engagement for the University of Illinois’ Department of Dance and the Director and Curator of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival. Additionally, her arts consulting and management skills have supported organizations, universities, and dance artists throughout the East Coast and Midwest. As a native of Richmond, Virginia, she is thrilled to join Dance Metro DC as their new Executive Director. Rebecca looks forward to continuing to strengthen the field of dance in the DMV area and re-connecting with its incredible dance community!