Saturday Workshop with Rebekah Joann Guerra


The Saturday Workshop - with Rebekah Joann Guerra
March 30, 2024 | 6-8 pm
This workshop has been canceled. We hope to reschedule in the future!

UNFILTERING by Rebekah JoAnn Guerra

©UNFILTERING by Rebekah JoAnn Guerra is a movement research practice designed to expand artists’ expressive physicality. This genreless/genre-filled practice invites artists to experience their dramaturgical bodies through stream of consciousness writing and character research exercises. Set in a mirror-free environment, the workshop emphasizes the importance of embodied sensation and form, fostering connection with oneself and others through a collective consciousness.

What to Bring:

  • Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen for reflection
  • wear attire that makes them feel beautifully free

Who is this for?

  • This workshop is designed for professional performing artists of various disciplines: dancers, actors, singers, circus artists, musicians, comedians, etc.

Artist Bio:

Rebekah JoAnn Guerra

Rebekah JoAnn Guerra is an American choreographer and the founder of Ballet Opéra de Guerra, an artists’ collective based in Salt Lake City and known for their commitment to collaborative work and for providing a platform for BIPOC narratives through multidisciplinary artistic expressions.

Born in Riverside, California, Rebekah studied at Riverside Children's Theatre from 2000-2011. Her formal dance education began in 2012 at the age of nineteen, spanning institutions such as Riverside Community College and Westside School of Ballet, culminating in a B.A. from the University of California, Riverside and Comprehensive Pilates Certification from Riverside City College in 2018. Her career from 2017 to 2021 included freelance work in Los Angeles, where she performed in pieces by notable choreographers like Micaela Taylor, Danielle Agami, Kenneth Walker and Ohad Naharin.

In 2020, Rebekah JoAnn founded Ballet Opéra de Guerra. Ballet Opéra de Guerra merges various art forms including opera, theatre, dance, and circus, focusing on theatrical generosity and resilience in addressing the domestic politics of violence, power, desperation, and attachment. Rebekah JoAnn’s approach, ©UNFILTERING, advocates for a genreless/genre-filled movement research practice that strengthens the body's expressive physicality. She aims to deepen self-awareness, treating the body as a desert of vast emotions and experiences. The practice, conducted without mirrors, focuses on internal sensations, efficiency in form, encourages collective consciousness, and is motivated by the unique history of every body in the room.

On November 7, 8, and 9, 2024 Rebekah JoAnn will present her work ¿Te vas? at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. When not choreographing or performing, she teaches contemporary ballet at the Salt Lake Ballet Cooperative, Pilates at the I. J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center and at the University of Utah’s dance department; and offers personalized movement directing, coaching, and consultation services to performing artists and arts organizations.

Explore her comprehensive offerings, performances, and additional resources on her website at and For further inquiries please reach out to Rebekah JoAnn via email at or connect on social media at Instagram [@balletoperadeguerra & @rebekahjoannguerra] and LinkedIn.

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