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REBECCA DAVIS
Founder & Artistic Director, The Rebecca Davis Dance Company                       www.rebeccadavisdance.com

EDUCATION
       Honors Bachelor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, summa cum laude                 May 2004
       TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Fox School of Business & Management Program, GPA: 4.0
       Fulbright Scholar, Russia                                                                    2004 -2005
       Post-Graduate Studies in Choreography
       THE SAINT PETERSBURG CONSERVATORY, Department of Choreography
       Masters in International Relations, Concentration in Peacekeeping                           August 2011
       AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, GPA: 3.92

RECOGNITION & AWARDS
       Genocide Intervention Network, Carl Wilkens 2010 Fellow, USA                            2010
       Forum for Executive Women, Selected Mentee, Philadelphia                                 2009
       Next Generation of Women Leaders, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown,Philadelphia      2006
       Women Inventing Next, Fellow, Philadelphia                                          2005-2006
       Temple University’s Annual Business Plan Competition, 1st Prize, Philadelphia            2004
       Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, Garfield Weston Merit Scholar, Canada        2000-2002

EXPERIENCE
       Assistant Program Coordinator, Democracy Program                        August 2010 – March 2011
       THE CARTER CENTER, Atlanta, USA & Conakry, Guinea
        Coordinating International Election Observation Mission to Guinea, West Africa
        Responsible for logistics of team of 45 observers in Conakry, Guinea

          Founder & Artistic Director, Dance Company                                           June 2005-Present
          THE REBECCA DAVIS DANCE COMPANY, USA, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, & Guinea
           Choreographer and Artistic Director of original dance productions based on social issues
           Coordinator of overseas youth dance projects focused on reconciliation in Africa and Eastern Europe
           Responsible for working with Board of Trustees & Advisors to manage a non-profit business
           Oversees and administers all functional aspects of the business: budgeting, marketing, strategic
             planning, PR, programming and grant writing

          International Coordinator, International Relations                          December 2003– June 2004
          NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION, New York City, USA
           Contacted ambassadors/cultural departments at UNESCO, the UN, & embassies in 78 countries
           Marketed the international ballet competition to various international organizations

         Marketing Intern, Marketing Department                                       June 2003 – August 2003
         LINCOLN CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS, INC, New York City, USA
          Created ethnic target marketing campaigns for Russian, Brazilian, and Irish events
          Developed citywide distribution strategies to market three different summer festivals

          International Sales and Marketing Intern, Marketing Department                 June 2002 – August 2002
          LINK & NORD-OST, Moscow, Russia
           Created international commercial proposal for international ticket sales of a Russian stage musical
           Analyzed current state of tourism in Moscow and made recommendations to CMO

          Management Consultant, Arts Management                                                   Summer 2001
          SIBERIAN AEROSPACE ACADEMY, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
           Collected and analyzed primary and secondary data on the status of arts management in the city of
             Krasnoyarsk for university of 5,000 students
           Presented recommendations to the directors of the university in written and oral formats


                   3430 Brentwood Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108 - Tel: 215 840 3890
                     davis@rebeccadavisdance.com - www.rebeccadavisdance.com
                                                                                                CV - 2011


DANCE/CHOREOGRAPHY TRAINING
     The Mussorgsky Ballet, Saint Petesrburg Conservatory, Saint Petersburg Academic Ballet Theater, Free
     Ballet of Valery Tereshkin, Moscow Ballet Academy of Tatiana Petrovna, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School of
     Canada, Third Street Dance, Broadway Dance Center, Steps NYC, Temple University, York University

LANGUAGES: English, conversational Russian

DANCE & RECONCILIATION WORK IN POST-CONFLICT COUNTRIES
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Cross-Cultural Youth Dance Exchange Program, Nas Svijet – 2009 & 2010
Rwanda: Youth Dance Program in Rugerero Survivor Village (2010), Cross-Training Program for
American and Rwandan Professional Dancers (2010), Commissioned work “Differences” for Amizero
Dance Kompagnie (2009), Creator of Dance Program for Child-Headed Households (2008)
Guinea: Cross-Training Program with Ballet de Matam (2010), Instructor in UNICEF-sponsored Street
Children’s Dance Program (2010)

Selected RECENT PERFORMANCES of The Rebecca Davis Dance Company:
Suzanne Roberts Theater, Philadelphia, Braving the New World, May 2 & 3, 2010
Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, Van Gogh, April 15-16, 2009
Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, Greed: The Tale of Enron, January 30-31, 2009
Arden Theater, Philadelphia, DARFUR, April 23-24, 2008
Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan, November 2-3, 2007
Welcome America, Philadelphia, Tarantino Medley, July 2, 2007
Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, Russian Mosaic Festival, September 9, 2006
The Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Antigone, March 16 & 17, 2006
The Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, excerpts from Antigone, June 2005
International Young Choreographers’ Competition, Russia, Temptation, April 2005

Public School Outreach Program: The Helen Keller Project 2007
        School District of Philadelphia: Philadelphia Girls’ High School, The Creative & Performing
        Arts High School, Shaw Middle School, Thurgood Marshall School, Franklin Learning Center

Selected Touring: NuDance at Riverside Theatre (NYC, 2009), Marywood University (2008), West
Chester University (2009), Princeton University (2009), Allegheny College (2009)

PRESS:
Cover Story – Arts & Leisure – Metro Phiadelphia American Dreamer (January 29, 2009)
Cover Story: City Paper’s Spring Arts Preview (January 19, 2006)
Cover Story: Philadelphia Business Journal
        “Within Dancer’s Steps, Backers See Possibility for Economic Growth” (August 27, 2004)
Television: Channel 6 ABC News
        Opening Scholarship Ceremony at The Rebecca Davis Dance Company (June 11, 2006)
South Philly Review, “The Edge to a Neighborhood Beat” (November 16, 2006)
Innovation Philadelphia LINKS
        “Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown at City’s New Dance School” (June 14, 2006)
Philadelphia Weekly: Spring Arts Guide (March 22, 2006)
Temple University Alumni Review Magazine, “Rebecca Davis: The Business of Dance” (Winter 2005)




                   3430 Brentwood Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108 - Tel: 215 840 3890
                     davis@rebeccadavisdance.com - www.rebeccadavisdance.com
                                                                                    CV - 2011

PUBLICATIONS:
Broad Street Review: The Dancing Orphans of Rwanda (July 20, 2008)
Dance Spirit Magazine, “An American in Russia” (January 2006)
The Russian Fulbright Newsletter, “The Russian Ballet World” (2005)
American Chamber of Commerce, Moscow, “Business and The Arts” (January/February 2005)

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Schedule 2005-2009
November 7, 2009: Pledge2Protect Conference, Arts & The Issue of Genocide, Washington, DC
October 29, 2009: Fulbright Alumni Conference, Arts Task Force Projects, Washington, DC
October 19, 2009: University of The Arts, The Business of Dance, Philadelphia
October 12, 2009: Next Up Education, Innovative Education Techniques, Philadelphia
March 1, 2007: Princeton University, Women Leaders & Young Entrepreneurs
December 8, 2006: Villanova University, Entrepreneurship Panel
October 6, 2005: Sixth Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference, Entrepreneurship Panel




                 3430 Brentwood Court, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108 - Tel: 215 840 3890
                   davis@rebeccadavisdance.com - www.rebeccadavisdance.com

				
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