Rebecca Mclindon Blanchard
Rebecca McLindon Blanchard is a dancer, teacher and choreographer whose career has been shaped by a commitment to excellence and an endless fascination with dance and the body. She has performed works by Lar Lubovitch, David Parsons, Mia Michaels, Laurie Eisenhower, Ahmad Simmons and Tom Mattingly among others.
Rebecca studied at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she danced with MMC’s Dance Company and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Business.
After graduation, Rebecca moved to Chicago where she quickly fell in love with the beautiful, dance-filled city and became recognized for her grounded, dynamic and physical approach to contemporary movement which led to her dancing for:
Chicago Repertory Ballet, LEVELdance, Dance In the Parks, Pursuit Productions, Jaxon Movement Arts, Cocodaco Dance Project, Giordano 2 and apprenticing for River North Dance Chicago. Rebecca spent two years in Michigan where she toured nationally with Eisenhower Dance Detroit and performed the principle role in Michigan Opera Theater’s production of The Pearl Fishers.
Rebecca has completed Teacher Training Workshops with the José Limón Dance Foundation, Runquiao Du Ballet Coaching and Marie Walton-Mahon of Progressing Ballet Technique.
She has proudly trained technically sound dancers who are passionate movers, curious thinkers, creative problem solvers and effective members of society, many who have gone on to study at The Juilliard School, Marymount Manhattan College, Point Park University, University of Arizona, University of the Arts, Western Michigan University, and Grand Valley State University. She has also taught master classes for and set award winning choreography on many youth companies, high schools and universities across the country, including Hope College, Oakland Dance Theater and Western Illinois University. She presented work at Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival and had the honor of collaborating with visual artists Eleanor Speiss-Ferris, Sergio Gomez and Elsa Munoz to create three original works for Still Inspired, a professional company based in Chicago.
Since moving to Austin Rebecca has performed in Austin Dance Festival, with Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre and with Shen Jun Movement Effect. She was a selected to create an immersive work for Articulate Austin as well as present work at Austin Dance Festival.
Rebecca is looking forward sharing her experience, insight and passion with the beautiful students of The Austin Dance Conservatory.
Programs & Classes
The Professional Conservatory (PC) offers daytime and evening programs for members to train with a world renowned professional faculty in a versatile regiment of codified techniques and movement principles to prepare for all aspects of professional and collegiate dance.
The Conservatory offers multiple training opportunities for ages 8 and up. Conservatory dancers will focus on training in a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week, and have the option to add modern technique, jazz technique and musical theater, contemporary and pointe technique (upon invitation only).
The Children's Conservatory
The Children’s Conservatory offers multiple training opportunities for ages 2-7. Dancers in the Children’s Conservatory will develop a love for dance by building a proper foundation that lasts a lifetime in a warm, nurturing environment. Children’s Conservatory dancers will focus on motor skills, musicality, coordination, personal relationships, responsibility, and more.
If a dancer is interested in performing, they are encouraged to audition for the ADC productions.