Rebecca Nettl-Fiol

Rebecca Nettl-Fiol (Champaign, IL), Professor of Dance at University of Illinois, is a choreographer, teacher, author, and Alexander Technique teacher. She has choreographed over 5 productions for Dance at Illinois and over 30 opera and musical theatre productions including for UI Opera and Theatre programs and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Recent venues for her work include the American Dance Guild Performance Festivaol and FranceOff!, both in New York City, and the Frente de Danza Independienta Sala de Artes in Quito, Ecuador. Nettl-Fiol has taught numerous workshops and presented at national and international conferences and institutions on the applications of Alexander to dance. Her book, The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training, was published in 2008, and her newest book, Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link, was published in 2011. She recently received the University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Photos by Natalie Fiol