About the Owner, Rebekah Leach
Rebekah Leach is an aerial dancer who is very passionate about creating aerial dance art, as well as teaching and promoting creativity in others. She has been teaching ever since she knew something to teach, and has been dancing ever since she could walk. Here's a small taste of the movement forms she has enjoyed studied at some point in her life: modern dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, breakdancing, yoga, ballet, Pilates, salsa, baton twirling, rhythmic gymnastics (specialty: ribbon), hula hooping, stunt-focused cheerleading, and even some pop 'n lock learned from street artists. Rebekah's unique movement background styles come together in a unique blend to influence the way in which she approaches the aerial arts.
Rebekah brings over 10 years of aerial experience with her. She has written 8 books documenting the moves of fabric, aerial hoop, rope, aerial yoga and currently working on trapeze. She is a pioneer of the aerial industry, forming the website AerialDancing.com, which connects aerialists to training resources. Born to Fly Productions is her over-arching company that has done a variety of different productions including media, video editing, aerial photography, act creation, performances, and curriculum development for studios. This company was responsible for designing and developing a community-based teacher training program known as Born to Fly Teacher Training Programs & Support.
Rebekah's manuals to date include Aerial Yoga Manual Volumes 1 & 2, Aerial Hoop Manual Volumes 1& 2, Beginning Aerial Fabric Instructional Manual, Intermediate Aerial Fabric Instructional Manuals Part 1 & 2 and The Aerial Rope Manual Vol.1. Many more are in the works, as we like to say around here.