Rebekah Brown is from the small town of Ashland, Ohio, and has been dancing since age seven. She received a BFA in Dance from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an MFA in Choreography from Mills College, and pioneered a study abroad program with the University of Chichester in England. Ms. Brown teaches and choreographs regularly, mainly through her dance company, H2O. She also teaches ballet, contemporary, and jazz dance to middle and high school students through outreach and studio classes. In addition to creating and teaching, Ms. Brown is also San Diego Dance Theater’s Operations Manager and oversees White Box Live Arts at Liberty Station. She is delighted to be a co-curator for ArtMoves at Mission Federal’s ArtWalk in San Diego’s Little Italy.
Ian Isles is a native of San Diego where he formally began his dance training as a young adult. He earned a degree in World Arts & Cultures from UCLA where he focused on Contemporary Modern Dance, Composition, and various somatic practices. He has finished the Integrated Movement Studies curriculum for Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals under the direct instruction of Peggy Hackney as well as the curriculum for the Body Arts & Science International school for Pilates under the direct instruction of founder Rael Isacowitz. He recently returned from Israel where he further studied Ohad Naharin’s Movement Language, Gaga, with Ohad Naharin himself as well as both current and former company members of Batsheva Dance Company. He is a company member of bkSOUL, enjoys working with Erica Buechner’s Sound Dance Company, has performed as a soloist for Vic Marks and David Rousseve, and has performed for Jesse Zaritt, Mark Haim, Maria Gillespie’s Oni Dance, Nguyen Nguyen, Alexx Makes Dances, Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, and Sara Silkin.
The ArtMoves stage is located at the north end of the event footprint on India Street near Grape.