Rebekah JoAnn Guerra

MFA Candidate

Rebekah JoAnn Guerra is a dancer and choreographer from Riverside, California. She has been a student of Sofia Carreras, who was a former student of George Balanchine and Patricia Neary; Kelly Lamoureux a former soloist of the National Ballet of Canada; and Jose Gonzalez Pilar of Ballet de Santiago in Argentina. She has had the great privilege of working with Intersect Dance Theatre, Counterpoint/Shift, Ballet Hispanico, Bobbi Jene Smith & Or Schraiber, Sidra Bell, Mason Cummings, and many more. Guerra’s choreography and films have been presented at the Stomping Ground, Los Angeles, Lift-Off Film Festival-Paris, Inland Empire Dance Festival, Long Beach Black Dance Festival (August 2020), ModCollective in Brooklyn, NY, and Bond Performance Festival in China. Presently, she is a Ballet MFA recipient at the University of Utah researching the removal of mirrors in ballet classes to reinforce virtues of community, diversity, and freedom of expression. Simultaneously, she is in pursuit of creating an interdisciplinary ballet based on the life and work of Frida Kahlo. 

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