Rebecca is a professional actress and singer, as well as an experienced voice teacher and dialect coach. Besides teaching out of her private voice studio in El Cerrito, she currently teaches musical theatre and voice at Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre. She has also taught at California Shakespeare Summer Conservatory, and at the Willows Theatre. She holds a bachelor’s degree in voice and theatre along with her MFA in Performance and has studied voice for over fifteen years with teachers from Boston Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Oberlin College, Syracuse University, and Florida State University. For her performance as Mabel in the operetta The Pirates of Penzance, she received a Seattle Times Footlight Award for “great performance in a musical”. She also had the honor of performing with Tony Award winning actress Judy Kaye in Gypsy at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Rebecca is the author of a one-woman show, The Booby Trap, which she performed in the 1999 Seattle Fringe Festival. She was a company member with the Marin based Porchlight Theatre Company from 2005 to 2012, and performed leads in several of their mainstage productions, including Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, and Les Liaisions Dangereuses. She has also played Sybil in Private Lives at Cinnabar Theatre, Sara Jane Moore in Assassins at Shotgun Players, and Megara in Just Desserts for Those Women Productions. Rebecca has dialect coached with various local theatres including Shotgun Players, Virago Theatre Company, Theatre Rhinoceros, Ross Valley Players, Custom Made Theatre, and Mendocino Theatre Company. She is a founding member of The Incidentalists, a long-form improvisational group based out of Oakland.