REBECCA J. Leuszler graduated in 2007 from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut with a degree in Ballet and Modern Dance Performance. During her time in Connecticut she furthered her studies at the Alvin Ailey School, School of American Ballet and the Harkness Dance Center.
Rebecca developed her performance skills under the mentorship, direction and coaching of dance masters Eleanor D’Antuono, Theresa Capucilli, Kevin Martin, Victoria Mazzarelli, Alexi Tchernivchov and Doug Varone. During her professional career, Rebecca has performed with the Kirov Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ohio Dance Theatre, MOMIX Dance Theatre, Doug Elkins and Friends, Morrison Dance and Verb Ballets.
Currently, Rebecca teaches dance throughout northeast Ohio, including her position as an adjunct dance professor at Baldwin Wallace University. And most recently, along side her sister Megan, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Columbus based organization OhioDance, as well as the Dance Advance Team at DANCECleveland. Rebecca received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The Movement Project’s work has been featured at Cleveland Public Theatre, Hullabaloo/Valerie Mayen, Cellar Door Cleveland, Arts in August, OhioDance Festival at BalletMet, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio University and Dumbo Dance Festival in NYC.