Teaching

“When companies are brought in to conduct workshops, I expect them to be organized, with an agenda and ready to teach. The Perks arrived with a class ready to go and problems for us to work on in Fundamentals of Collaboration. Rebecca always had a positive attitude toward the students and the ending product of a class, whether we go it "right" or not. Enjoyment of the process was always emphasized.”
Student, Ashland Dance Festival, Southern Oregon University

“I learned how wonderful it is to express yourself through movement…the class helped me develop a more creative side of my life. I learned with every gesture, movement and sway with our body, it’s dance.”
Student, Lincoln Center, Open Stages, High School Intensive Program

“This letter comes with warm appreciation for all the wonderful work you did in our Dance Division. You are a dynamo and the students and faculty alike benefited greatly from the artistry and dedication you consistently displayed. Thank you for bringing such beautiful work to us, and for inspiring our students.”
Jill Beck, Chair, Division of Dance, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

"Your candescent spirits arrived in our cold, sleepy town and set thirty hearts ablaze. Your passion for creative movement helped us to reach deep inside ourselves and release the playfulness we suppress in our everyday lives. Your quest for beauty in ordinary people and surroundings changed the way our eyes view the world in which we live. Your gentle encouragement touched our souls. Thank you for sharing your world with us. You truly changed me, and you gave Daniel (my son) an experience he will remember forever.”
Letter from a community cast member for Dream Child Moving, Sheboygan

Teaching

The company offers a variety of classes and workshops:

‘Fundamentals of Collaboration’ is a class that Rebecca Stenn Company has developed over the past 20 years of teaching. The class is designed for both musicians and dancers of all levels and the primary focus is on developing a common vocabulary for dancers/choreographers and musicians/composers to employ, to enable, encourage and stimulate a deeper ability to collaborate between the two mediums. Once the dialogue is established, the students’ work on studies produced through improvisation. Company members can also teach modern dance technique, composition and master classes in cello, bass, piano and percussion departments.

Rebecca Stenn is a PT Assistant Professor on faculty at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, in New York City, where she has taught for more than a decade. She currently teaches Dance in Education courses, Choreography, Repertoire and The Practical Side of Performance at the New School. Stenn is also a Lecturer in Dance at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University and is Choreographer in Residence at Dartmouth College, where she has created numerous works for the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble. She has been Artist in Resident at many colleges though-out the country and internationally, creating new commissioned work on the students. Recently, Stenn won the New Works Initiative Award from Montclair State University and The Alumni Award for New Work at The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has also recently been artist in residence at Stockton University, Manhattanville College, Keene State College and Lafayette University.

Rebecca Stenn Company has taught master classes, performed lecture/demonstrations, held residencies and staged works at the following educational institutions:

The Juilliard School
Universitiy of California at Santa Barbara
Universitiy of California at Irvine
University of California at San Diego
Young Arts – National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts
Humboldt State College
The New School – Eugene Lang College for the Liberal Arts
Southern Oregon University
Sadlers Wells Theatre – London, England
High School of Performing and Visual Arts – Houston, TX
Interlochen Festival of the Arts
Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO
Grinnell University
Old Dominion University
Long Island University
Wells College
Merrimack College
Ballet Met in Texas
Tulane University
Broward Community College
Point Park College
Bowdoin College
SUNY New Paltz
Indiana Univerisity of Pennsylvania
Delta State University
University of Nevada at Reno
University of South Carolina at Greensboro
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – 2013/14 (winner of New Works Award)
Keene State College
Montclair State University – 2012/13 (winner of New Works Initiative Award)
Dance New Amsterdam – Choreo Lab
Stockton College, New Jersey
Manhattanville College
Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
New Orleans Ballet Association
Barnard College, New York City
Dickinson College
Southern Oregon University
Jewish Community Center, Sherman, CT
Dancing in the Streets
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Southern Methodist University