ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rebeca Gamborino is a mother, educator, and multi-disciplinary dance artist. Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and raised in San Antonio, Texas, her lived experience as a mother and Mexicana residing in the United States informs her artistry and pedagogy. With 25 years of dance training, including jazz, modern, and salsa, and 17 years of teaching experience, Rebeca has worked and choreographed for award-winning companies and studios, including the University of Texas at Austin's dance team. She is also the former director of the St. Edward's University Dance Team in Austin, Texas, and is currently the assistant director for Synergy Dance Company.
As an artist, Rebeca primarily works with dance, film, and text. Her creations for the stage or screen investigate identity and how societal constructs can limit and suppress the complexities of being human. Her work employs dance-making as storytelling as a type of activism.
Rebeca's choreographed and performed her work at various dance festivals, including 10 Min Max in Austin, the Texas Dance Improv Festival in Houston, the Austin Dance Festival, and The Austin Choreographer's Ball: Dance to Breathe in Austin, Texas. She has had the privilege of choreographing and performing for The Dance Project, a collaborative dance company in Austin, Texas. Rebeca was also a Muscle Memory Dance Theatre member, a contemporary dance company based in Dallas, Texas. Recently, she performed with the Andrea Torres Dance Company, a contemporary jazz dance company based in Austin, Texas, for five seasons. Her dance films have screened at the 2019 ATX Dance Summer Film Festival, the 2021 Red Rock Screen Dance Film Festival in Utah, the Makers in Motion MFA Film Festival in North Carolina, and the Dance Studies Association Conference in New Jersey.
Rebeca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Texas State University. She recently moved from Austin to Denton with her partner and son to pursue her Masters of Fine Arts at Texas Woman's University. During her time at TWU, she's been a member and choreographer for the International Dance Company, serves as a division of dance graduate student assistant, and is the dance recruitment coordinator. She is currently a TWU Experiential Student Scholar and will be presenting her dance research for the second year in a row at the Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium in Denton, Texas.