Rebecca Bateson Brown
Originally from Ohio, Rebecca Bateson-Brown, began her training in Columbus. She has been dancing with the Buffalo City Ballet and Mr. Marvin Askew since 1994. In her many years with the company, Ms. Bateson-Brown has gleaned invaluable training and performance experience. She has danced the leading roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, Myrta in Giselle, the Countess in BCB’s original production of Dracula, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and the title role in Cinderella, as well as performing supporting roles in many other of the company’s productions, including a Cygnet and Princess in Swan Lake. Moreover, Ms. Bateson-Brown has been a valued instructor at the Buffalo Inner-City Ballet School since 2000 and integrally involved in the company’s programs. Over the years, she has augmented and expanded her training, teaching, and performance experiences with numerous workshops and intensives with Ballet Met of Columbus and Dayton Ballet. Additionally, she has a background in musical theater, jazz, and tap and has been the choreographer of the Eden school district’s musicals for the past fifteen years.
Valedictorian of her high school class, Ms. Bateson-Brown attended Buffalo State College, graduating magna cum laude in 2007 with a B.A. in Anthropology specializing in dance anthropology, a B.A. in Art History, and minors in Geography and Dance. In addition to her work with BCB, Ms. Bateson-Brown is currently employed teaching ballet at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.