Alumni Profile: Rebecca McGregor
JSC alumna Rebecca McGregor stays busy. A full-time dance
teacher at Lyndon Institute, an independent high school in Lyndonville, VT she also volunteers her time an expertise in a number of places: she's a board member on the Burklyn Arts Council, which seeks to raise funds for arts in the schools; she is
a member of the Vermont Alliance for Arts Education, which advocates and promotes arts education programs for all students; she founded and coordinates a state dance festival for Vermont teens; and she serves as the dance representative for a tri-state
(VT, NH, and ME) dance organization called "Extending the Dance Map" to increase dance residencies in rural areas.
"I run on adrenaline," she jokes. She entered JSC with a strong sense of what she wanted to do with her life, and says that JSC "completely supported" her goals. She credits professors like Ken Burill, Maris Wolf, and Alice Whiting for giving her the one-on-one attention that she believes helped her get her current position at Lyndon Institute.
"I didn't expect to get a job in the dance field when I graduated," she said, but her professors helped her every step of the way, from helping her develop a portfolio and giving her feedback. "I don't think I would have gotten this kind of attention or guidance anywhere else," she says.
- Rebecca was featured in the December 2008 issue of Dance Teacher magazine. Click here to download the article (pdf)