Rebekah Chappell is an MFA candidate in the Department of Dance and is a performer, teaching artist, and dance maker. She earned her BFA in Dance from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Rebekah has taught dance throughout The United States, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua working with colleges, public and private schools, studios, and community programs. Her choreography considers the relationship between art and efficacy, examining the processes that facilitate a transformation of a person, place, and/or community. She is exploring how to connect embodied movement and lived experiences so that life, art, and the research inform and enrich one another. Rebekah is currently working on her thesis, a performance project titled Flood. The work investigates overwhelming and overflowing states of being, considering the vessels and containers of our lives that have been flooded.