Rebecca Herrin

Instructor (Ballet)

Rebecca Herrin is an accomplished dance educator and faculty member at the OU School of Dance since 2005 where she teaches ballet performance, pedagogy, and general education courses. She is also Executive Director of the new arts organization Oklahoma International Dance Festival, which specializes in cross-genre exploration and collaboration with a dynamic international community of ballet and contemporary artists.

Rebecca’s performance experience includes dancing with Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Ballet Theatre of Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Hartel Dance Group, and as a principal dancer with Montana’s Artisan Dance Company. She has served as company teacher for Oklahoma City Ballet, Ballet Mistress for Oklahoma Festival Ballet, and is coordinator of the OU School of Dance Saturday Youth Program.

Ms. Herrin’s primary research is in ballet pedagogy; she is also an ABT® Certified Teacher of Primary - Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and a certified teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique. Her research has been published at the National Dance Educators Association National Conference, the International Journal of Music and Performing Arts, and she has contributed to recent articles in Dance Teacher and Pointe Magazine. Ms. Herrin received her BBA and MBA from the OU Michael F. Price College of Business and is currently pursuing her MFA at Montclair State University. Professional affiliations include Corps de Ballet International, World Dance Alliance, and the National Dance Educators Organization.