Rebekah Burke has a powerful message— and she delivers it through her strong, graceful & honest aerial hoop performances. It's not just a circus act; it's not just a dance routine. She combines both a strength of body and a strength of heart to reach into her audience and wring out an emotional & uplifting response.
Rebekah is currently appearing in Absinthe, Las Vegas. And she recently was featured in Palazzo in Hamburg, Germany.
And you can see her in the feature film The Greatest Showman.
She was previously a featured act in Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas and in NYC's Queen of the Night. She has performed at Celebrity Cruise Lines; The Act in Dubai, UAE; Illusion in Doha, Qatar; The Box in NYC and in London; SAX in Washington, DC, Webster Hall in New York City, ArtScape in Baltimore, MD, and at many other venues internationally and in Los Angeles and New York City.
Rebekah won second place at the 2017 Vegas International Variety Acts Festival. She was the named U.S. Aerial Champion at the U.S. Aerial Championships in 2015.
Rebekah studied ballet and contemporary dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Ethan Stiefel. She then attended Ellison Ballet in New York City and the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, as well as spending three summers at American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive in New York City.
But she soon found that her heart and strength were above the stage, rather than on it. After ballet school Rebekah found aerial arts through Seanna Sharpe at Mad Sharpe Productions. A few months later she started training cerceau in NYC with Jan Manke and also began freelance aerial performing. She then continued her studies in aerial and performance in Los Angeles at Nathalie Gaulthier's Le Studio under many notable coaches including Joshua Zehner, Jason Berrent, Alan Ascencio, Petra Sprecher and Michelle Sargent. When she is home in Virginia she trains at Polar Fitness in Fredericksburg.
Rebekah merges intensive strength training with continuous artistic & technical work to create her unique and powerful style of aerial hoop. View her work HERE.
She also has skill and experience in:
Contemporary & Classical Ballet
She is available for shows and events; for modeling; for music videos and performances; and for private lessons and workshops.
INTERVIEW WITH US AERIAL.
FIT FOR A QUEEN.
Rebekah offered some thoughts on staying fit, for Well + Good magazine.
Aerial Arts featured an Interview with Rebekah.
So pleased to have been featured in her hometown newspaper — The Free Lance-Star. Click to read all about it!
View her feature in Whurk magazine! Scroll down to Issue 15.
DANCE SAVES LIVES.
Rebekah was featured as Dancer of the Month on the "Dance Saves Lives" blog.
Artistic Aerial chose Six Must-See Performers.
Named 2015 Women's Lyra Champion in the 2015 U.S. Aerial Championships in New York City in February 2015.