Lecturer in Dance
B.F.A., Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts
Rebecca J. Leuszler graduated in 2007 from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet and modern dance performance. During her time in Connecticut she furthered her studies at the Alvin Ailey School, School of American Ballet and the Harkness Dance Center. Leuszler developed her performance skills under the mentorship, direction and coaching of dance masters Eleanor D’Antuono, Theresa Capucilli, Kevin Martin, Victoria Mazzarelli, Alexi Tchernivchov and Doug Varone. During her professional career, Leuszler has performed with the Kirov Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ohio Dance Theatre, MOMIX Dance Theatre, Doug Elkins and Friends, Morrison Dance and Verb Ballets. Currently, Leuszler is the co-artistic director, founder and choreographer of The Movement Project, a professional modern dance company located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Movement Project’s work has been featured at Cleveland Public Theatre, Hullabaloo/Valerie Mayen, Cellar Door Cleveland, OhioDance Festival at BalletMet, Baldwin Wallace University and Ohio University. Leuszler was awarded a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. She teaches dance throughout northeast Ohio and as a lecturer at Baldwin Wallace University and serves on the board of directors for the Columbus-based organization OhioDance and the Dance Advance Team at DANCECleveland.