Rebeca Rubalcava

platform organizer

Rebeca Rubalcava was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Growing up, she always loved dance and movement. Early on, she participated in school dance performances and community performances. At the age of 8, her family migrated to Reno, Nevada. Learning a new language was one of the many challenges she faced as a Mexican-American. She always turned to dance as an outlet. Growing up with four siblings, dance classes were not within her family’s budget. The movement she learned was self-taught or taught by observing online videos.

During her senior year in high school, she decided to do a research project on dance. She contacted a local studio as asked to take dance classes, in return she would help around the studio. At the age of 17, her formal training began. In the years to come, she attended Truckee Meadows Community College where she obtained her Associate of Science. She later transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Sciences. While working part-time and being a full-time student, she found the time to attend as many dance classes as possible. In 2015, she had the opportunity to attend Gallim’s Summer Intensive. The intensive allowed Rebeca to see dance and movement in a new light.

Shortly after graduation, she and her newly married spouse moved to Manhattan, Kansas. Trying to adjust life as a military spouse was difficult. During her husband’s deployment, she moved back home and had the privilege to work for Arvato Digital Services, LLC. With a baby on the way, she didn’t know if she would ever be a part of a dance company. In 2018, Rebeca and her family moved to Columbus, Georgia. In the months to come, Rebeca was fortunate to work with children with autism at Reaching Milestones, as an Applied Behavior Analysis provider. The opportunity taught Rebeca a great deal of knowledge in ABA. During her spare time, she would attend different dance classes around the Atlanta area and through the dance community, she was introduced to glo. Rebeca had an instant connection with Stallings’ work and is now thrilled to join glo as the Platform Organizer to help promote its creative process.