REBECCA STENN, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer, 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 - St. Marks Church, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, La MaMa ETC, 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, American Music Center and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. Recent performances include a solo concert, Time I Know, as the inaugural dance performance at The Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, January 2014; a return to the Edinburgh Festival, performances as part of The Joyce Theater Family Series, and solo performances at the Rubin Museum. Upcoming events include a company season at Gowanus Loft to premiere the new evening length work Riparius (belonging to the river) June 11-20, 2015.
As a principal dancer with Momix Dance Theater 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. Stenn is a founding member of Pilobolus Too with whom she toured throughout the world from 1996 to 2002. Stenn has been a contributing editor at Dance Magazine and The Dance Insider. She has been the choreographer for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and with them, has choreographed numerous performances presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Stenn is currently on faculty at The New School, Eugene Lang College for the Liberal Arts and Princeton University, and is Guest Director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble/ Artist in Residence at Dartmouth University. She has been a guest artist at numerous institutions including Barnard College, Montclair State University, University of Wisconsin, Keene State College, Manhattanville, Stockton College, University of Southern Oregon and Lafayette College. The New Yorker writes, “In the rising choreographer’s striking evening length work, the organic, expressive movement is poetic” and the New York Times says, “Rebecca Stenn Company is a collective force … keenly pleasurable”.