Acclaimed as a “rising choreographer” by the New Yorker and “dependably thoughtful and gutsy” by the New York Times, Rebecca Stenn, dancer, choreographer, educator, author, founded Rebecca Stenn Company in 1996. The company has since performed to critical acclaim and sold out houses in over 50 cities nationally and internationally, including such venues as The Edinburgh Festival, The Copenhagen Festival, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Lincoln Center and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival among many others. The company has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts, The Joyce Theater Foundation, and the American Music Center. Recent performances include a return to the Edinburgh Festival, The Joyce Theater Family Series, solo performances at the Rubin Museum and the premiere of new duet at BAM Fisher.
As a principal dancer with MOMIX from 1989 to 1996, Stenn performed in over 30 countries and throughout the U.S. and appeared as a featured performer in films for Italian, Spanish and French television. Also with Momix, Stenn assisted in the choreography of and performed as a principal dancer in Lina Wertmuller’s production of Carmen at the Munich Stats Opera, was a featured performer in the first ever 3D Imax film, Imagine, and assisted in the choreography of the Emmy Award Winning PBS Special, Pictures at and Exhibition. Stenn is a founding member of Pilobolus Too with whom she toured throughout the world from 1996 to 2002, creating and performing numerous works for the repertoire and a piece for the Radio City Rockettes. Stenn has been a contributing editor at Dance Magazine and recently co-authored the book, A Life in Dance: A Practical Guide, released summer 2017. She has been the choreographic mentor for the National Young Arts Foundation, and with them, has created numerous performances presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Stenn is currently on faculty at The New School and Princeton University and is Choreographer-in-Residence at Dartmouth College. She has enjoyed Artist in Residencies at Barnard College, Montclair State University (New Works Award), University of Wisconsin (Alumni Award), Keene State College and Lafayette College among others. Stenn most recently choreographed the new multi-media opera Cracked Orlando at the Juilliard School and is currently making a new evening length work for Rebecca Stenn Company, to be premiered June 2018 at the Gowanus Loft. Stenn holds a BFA from The Juilliard School and MFA from The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.