Becca Newton, originally from Northern California, received her BFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. She trained with a pre-professional dance company under the direction of Jen Bradford and performed at venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Royan Festival of France. Becca also trained extensively in classical ballet under the direction of Theodore Constant. Through summer intensives/workshops, she has received training from educators such as Lillian Barbeito, Helen Pickett, Sidra Bell and Drew Jacoby. Discovering her passion for choreography early on, Becca’s work has taken first place at the Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. She has performed the works of choreographers such as Jennifer Backhaus, Sidra Bell, LeeWei Chow, Keith Johnson, Alex Ketley, Becca Lemme, Ben Levy, and many others. Becca was recently a guest artist for Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company’s fall concert, and performed at The Dance Gallery Festival in Huntsville, TX, as a company member with Keith Johnson/Dancers. This will be Becca’s first season with Backhausdance, and she is thrilled to be performing alongside the many talented and inspirational members of the company.