Rebecca Alson-Milkman makes dances about current political and social issues in intimate settings in order to promote conversation in change in our familial, local and national communities. She was the recipient of the 2016 Felix Award, which recognizes artists who have changed public perception of disability. Rebecca holds an MFA in Dance and Choreography from UCLA and a BA in Dance and Sociology from Wesleyan University. During her career in New York and Los Angeles, she has danced for and collaborated with many choreographers, including Heidi Latsky, Barbara Mahler, Stephan Koplowitz, Taisha Paggett, Cid Pearlman and Ana Maria Alvarez and had her work produced at multiple festivals and venues including Highways Performance Space, Studio at REDCAT and the Imagining Bodies symposium in Tallinn, Estonia. Her 2010 work, The Surveillance Solos was a director’s pick at the inaugural Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. Since 2007, Rebecca has been an active ally (and parent) in the disability and disability dance community, and currently serves on the board of Heidi Latsky dance.