A full-time faculty member/choreographer at New World School of the Arts, Rebecca Cannan attended Interlochen Arts Academy and received her MFA in Dance from Florida State University, where Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter and Lynda Davis mentored her. She was a member of Dance Repertory Theatre performing works by Doris Humphrey, Alwin Nikolais, Peggy Lyman and several others. Cannan trained with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company for a short time and then taught at the University of Mississippi. She then joined the Evansville Dance Theatre as a dancer and choreographer, and taught at summer intensives for Harid Conservatory, Lexington Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theatre and Blue Grass Youth Ballet. Upon returning to Florida, Cannan joined Millennium Dance Syndicate as a dancer and choreographer. She is a frequent presenter and guest teacher at the National High School Dance Festival and Florida Dance Education Organization (FDEO) and served as a grant panelist for the Florida Department of State - Division of Cultural Affairs.