Rebecca A. Ferrell

Assistant Professor of Arts Management

Rebecca A. Ferrell’s research interests focus on equitable practices in the dance sector, specifically traditional transactional procedures, labor rights, pay equity, and performing arts unions. She is currently the Research Lead and Programming Consultant for Dance Data Project®, an organization that utilizes metric-based analysis to promote gender equity in the dance field. Ferrell has also served on advisory and grant panels throughout the US including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, United States Artists, the Arts Education Partnership Council, and Virginians for the Arts, where she was a member of the Legislative Committee. She has held academic positions at American University, Arizona State University, Shenandoah Conservatory, University of Illinois, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Her previous professional positions include Director and Curator of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival, Executive Director of Dance Metro DC, and the Director of Programs for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. 


Ph.D. Candidate, Arts Administration
University of Kentucky

MFA, Dance
Arizona State University

BFA, Dance and Choreography
Virginia Commonwealth University

Courses Taught

ARTM 325: The Art of Creativity
ARTM 350: Fundraising and Grantwriting for the Arts
ARTM 420: Policy in the Arts