Ballet Academy

 

Levels 2 - 7

Children ages 8-18 enter the Student Division by audition. If accepted, the student is placed in one of curriculum levels. Students learn progressive levels of ballet technique following the school syllabus for each age-appropriate level. Classical classes are taught using principles from French, American, and Russian technique and styles. Taught by classically trained instructors, students are instructed in classroom etiquette, attire, vocabulary, wellness, injury prevention, nutrition, ballet history, career paths, and ballet conditioning to fully round out the dancer.

 

Yearly advancement is based on faculty evaluations of the individual student’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance.

Rebekah Atkins

Instructor

Rebekah’s love of dance, and training began at the age of 6 in Orange County, CA. She trained and competed in all styles until the age of 14 when she decided to focus her studies on Classical Ballet. During that time Rebekah was the recipient of many prestigious awards, titles and scholarships including Junior Dancer of the Year at Tremaine Dance Convention Nationals at age 8. She was blessed to travel around the country as a performer and demonstrator for the next two years with the convention. 

 

Rebekah continued her pre-professional ballet training at Ballet Pacifica (CA), Maple Conservatory of Dance (CA), California Conservatory of Dance (CA), Jimmie Defore Dance (CA), ABT Summer Intensive (TX, and MI), Kaatsbaan Summer Intensive (NY), Columbia City Ballet (SC), Spokane Ballet (WA), and Ballet Magnificat (MS). She began teaching ballet in 2010. After one season as an advanced Trainee with Ballet Magnificat she was promoted to Omega Company Apprentice in 2012. After getting married in the Spring of 2012, Rebekah spent the next 2 years traveling throughout the US, Europe, Russia and Africa - performing, teaching, and sharing the Gospel. 

 

In 2014 Rebekah and her husband, Aaron moved from Mississippi to Oregon and welcomed their first daughter, Audrey. In 2016 they welcomed their first son, Charlie. In 2017 Rebekah started a non-profit ballet company called Instruments Ballet Company in Oregon City, Oregon. She continued to train dancers, share the Gospel, and perform professionally there until June of 2021. In July 2021 she welcomed her third child, William and in February of 2022 Rebekah moved with her family to Santa Fe, TN. 

 

Rebekah is passionate about raising up healthy, confident and humble leaders in the next generation through holistic, and empowering dance training. She has been teaching ballet, jazz, contemporary, and conditioning throughout the country for 12 years. Her teaching style is friendly and intentional, disciplined and engaging. She hopes that all of her students walk away from her class tired, strengthened and encouraged.