Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Teacher of Modern Dance, Ballet, Choreography, Gymnastics and Pilates
Rebecca Anderson Darling has always had a passion for dance and an innate desire to create and to keep moving. Upon graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Dance in 1992, she moved to NYC to pursue a career in dance. She studied and performed with Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis, completed their two year certificate program with intensive studies in dance technique, improvisation and composition. During her years at The Nikolais and Louis Dance Lab, Rebecca created and performed her own work and performed with Janis Brenner and Dancers, Gerald Otte and as a member of The Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance Company.
In 1994, Rebecca Anderson joined the internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater now in its 42nd season. Touring the world with Pilobolus, performing and teaching ,Rebecca collaborated on the creation of 12 new dances, and became their Rehearsal Director in 1997. Rebecca has made numerous television appearances from Regis and Kathy Lee to 60 minutes, from car commercials to music videos, has danced on the ice in Brian Boitano’s skating spectacular and was part of Pilobolus’ Emmy award winning performance for The Kennedy Center’s 25th Anniversary. She is featured in two works by Mirra Banks, the award winning film Last Dance, and in Lucid Dreams which premiered at Carnegie Hall. After a decade with Pilobolus, Rebecca joined Pilobolus Too (Pilobolus’ duet company), directed Pilobolus’ first multigenerational community project and summer camps.
Assisting mentor Alison Becker Chase, Rebecca has collaborated with The Radio City Rockettes and with dancers from New York City Ballet for The Miller Theater’s series New Work, New Ballet. Always looking for a new adventure, Rebecca has has hung from a backhoe in Chase’s Quarreography spectacles and from silks performing at St. John the Divine. In addition to dancing with Alison Chase Performance, Rebecca has worked with Moses Pendelton (MOMIX), Martha Clarke, Matt Kent and Lynn Needle and has created works with Gaspard Louis and with violinist Maria Millar.
A master teacher, specializing in Modern dance, Improvisation, Choreography and Partnering technique, Rebecca has been a guest teacher at New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, a professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College, The Hopkins School, Connecticut Ballet, Weslyen (Dance Masters Weekend), ADF, Main Street Ballet, Lincoln Center Institute and has taught master classes from Dartmouth to Poland. She was commissioned to create a piece for the first physically integrated dance company, Dancing Wheels and toured with them.
Rebecca is Founder and Artistic Director of Studio D dance school and D-Tour Dance Company in New Milford, CT.
She has directed and created 17 original dance productions inspired by children’s classic stories. Rebecca continues to choreograph and perform as a freelance artist, always looking for life’s surprises. This Fall Rebecca was the guest director of The Dartmouth Dance Ensemble and this winter Rebecca’s company D-tour premiered at Carnegie Hall. Last summer Rebecca was a teacher for Pilobolus’ Summer Workshop for professional dancers and looks forward to teaching Teens and Adults in their summer program this year.