Owner & Director of Method X
Brisbane born, Rebecca trained at Brisbane Academy of Dance as a young student. Rebecca has her A.R.A.D Certificate, received distinction for all RAD examinations and trained in F.A.T.D Jazz and tap syllabus. She was a student at Queensland Ballet's Junior Extension Program for 5 years. Rebecca moved to Sydney in 2009 to study full-time ballet at Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre under the Direction of Ashley Killar and Jane Allyn. She then received a scholarship to train in contemporary ballet at Joffrey Ballet School, New York in 2010/2011 (Under direction of Davis Robertson). She was part of Joffrey Ballet School Touring Company and worked with world renown dancers and choreographers such as Brian McSween, Daniel Ulbricht, Leslie Brown, Africa Guzman and many more.
Rebecca later returned to Australia where she danced with Melbourne Ballet Theatre and travelled to New Zealand for commercial dance performances as choreographer and performer. She has worked as a Dance Captain and performer alongside Liam Burke and guest teacher for various projects and workshops, in particular Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).
In 2013 Rebecca received her Master Trainer Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness Instruction and Personal Training and her Certificate 4 in Massage Therapy. Throughout this time Rebecca was taking class and auditioning for various jobs. Weeks before Rebecca was about to leave for a contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line she joined Expressions Dance Company as a full time ensemble dancer performing in many QPAC seasons, national and international tours. EDC roles included: Juliet in Act 2 of Natalie Weir’s ‘R & J’ (Feb 2014), Young Victoria in Natalie Weir’s ‘The Red Shoes’ (July 2014), Spring, Summer & Winter BCDI (Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive) Teacher – Ballet, Contemporary technique & Fitness, Carmen 2 in Natalie Weir’s ‘Carmen Sweet’ (October 2014), Corporate Performance for Cartier with EDC (Feb 2015), James St ‘Up Late’ Marie Claire event (March 2015), Party Girl in Natalie Weir’s ‘The Host’ (May 2015), China Tour (June 2015), Envy in Natalie Weir’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ (August/Sept 2015), 7 week Regional Tour NSW, VIC, SA ‘Carmen Sweet’ (Oct/Nov 2015), ‘Black’ A triple bill (Feb 2016), Natalie Weir’s ‘When Time Stops’ (May 2016).
Rebecca resigned from Expressions Dance Company in 2016, to embark on her lifelong dream of opening her own company/ facility. METHOD X has opened to train dancers specifically in strength and conditioning to optimise their performance potential; an area where she believes needs great attention after years of experience. Rebecca has attained her Level 1 strength & conditioning qualification with ASCA in 2017, she is also a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) & endeavours to keep up skilling to ensure all MX athletes reach their optimal potential.
Rebecca’s now passion for choreography has lately seen her work at the RAD’s Jacqueline Moreland Awards 2017 and various solos. She has many plans to keep creating works and is excited for the future. She still works independently and dances professionally on a freelance basis. She is also very excited to open a MX dance studio in 2018 offering dancers the chance to work with various choreographers, refine their technique & to simply enjoy what they are passionate about!
In 2003, Rebecca fractured her back (lumbar spine on both sides – L4 & L5) whilst dancing, she was told by teachers, doctors and peers that she may never dance again. Her sheer determination and passion for dance meant her parents sourced any professional help far and wide across Queensland. Rebecca’s journey became very focused on finding appropriate strength training and pilates to rehabilitate and focus on a program specialised for her physique. This was, and still is, an area Rebecca believes is in high demand and a missing key for dancers.
A dancers training and performance season is like any athlete, requiring focus on strength and conditioning to support and develop performance potential and movement mechanics. Ever since she was 12 years old and experienced this serious back injury, Rebecca found body mechanics and strength very fascinating and motivated her as a student and professional dancer to further understand the body and its function. Rebecca endeavours to expand METHOD X and will facilitate specialised workshops and performance opportunities for dancers in Queensland into the future. With her vision for this company to grow you are welcomed on the journey that is, METHOD X.
Expressions Dance Company “Seven Deadly Sins” ~ Photo: Camlight Productions