Rebecca McLindon Blanchard

Rebecca McLindon Blanchard, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, is a dancer, teacher and choreographer whose career has been shaped by a commitment to excellence and an endless fascination with dance and the body. She studied at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she danced with MMC’s Dance Company and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Business. 

After graduation, Rebecca moved to Chicago to dance with Giordano II.  She quickly fell in love with the beautiful, dance-filled city and became recognized for her grounded, dynamic and physical approach to contemporary movement which led to her dancing for Chicago Repertory Ballet, LEVELdance, Dance In the Parks, Pursuit Productions, Jaxon Movement Arts, Cocodaco Dance Project, New Dances, Dance Chance and apprenticing for River North Dance Chicago.  Rebecca spent two years in Michigan where she danced with the esteemed Eisenhower Dance Detroit and performed the principle role in Michigan Opera Theater’s production of The Pearl Fishers. 

Rebecca has proudly trained technically sound dancers who are passionate movers, curious thinkers, creative problem solvers and effective members of society, many who have gone on to study at The Julliard School, Marymount Manhattan College, Point Park University, University of the Arts, Western Michigan University, Indiana University, Grand Valley State University, Oakland University, Ohio State University, and University of Illinois. She has also taught master classes for and set choreography on many youth companies, high schools and universities across the country, including Hope College, Oakland Dance Theater and Western Illinois University.

Recently, Rebecca relocated to Austin, TX with her wonderful husband and most amazing little girl and is excited to return to Chicago for her third season presenting work with Still Inspired.