Rebecca McCormac: Artistic Director of CoreDance Contemporary
What Moves You?
“The idea becomes a machine that makes the art – Sol LeWitt”
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Ms. McCormac completed her Masters in Dance at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2006. A registered teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance, Ms. McCormac holds her Jazz Award and Teaching Diploma in Tap for the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance and in 2002 was the recipient of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dances’ Blue Sash Award. A successful audition for LINK Dancer’s Company in 2005, spurred a European tour and an invitation to join the Golden Key International Honor Society. In 2008, Ms. McCormac moved to New York City to join Barry Blumenfeld’s Tap Fusion, Ellen Stokes-Shadle’s Dance Works and the faculty at Perfect Pointe Performing Arts Studio. In 2011, Ms McCormac founded CoreDance Contemporary, an Australian Modern Dance Company, which holds residence in New York City. Still living and working in the New York Tri-State area, she has been commissioned to teach and choreograph contemporary, modern and tap work on both a national and international scale. Most recently she was commissioned to create the opening number for the C.S.T.D. Convention Gala in Brisbane, Australia and to teach at Peridance and PMT Dance Studio’s in New York City. McCormac has an interdisciplinary approach to her work drawing ideas both contextually and visually to create work that is engaging for herself and her audience. Her work has been shown at APAP, Your Move NJ, Alvin Ailey, New York City Center, Steps on Broadway, DANY Studios, PMT, Dixon Place, White Wave, Triskelion Arts, The Actors Fund Arts Center and Green Space.
For more: Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; “Framework”, an evening of modern dance featuring new work “Surface & Skin”. April 28 & 29 @ 8:00pm. Get Tickets
Photo Credit: Eric Bandiero