Dr Becca Weber

PhD Coventry, MFA Temple, MA UCLaN, RSME ISMETA, RSDE ISMETA, FHEA, BA Agnes Scott


Rebecca Weber investigates intersections between dance, science, and somatics. Weber earned a PhD in Dance Psychology from Coventry University, while working on the Leverhulme Trust funded project, “In the Dancer’s Mind.” She is published widely, including in Dance and the Quality of Life; Research in Dance Education; Multimodal Perspectives in the Performing Arts; The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices;  Dance, Movement and Spiritualities; and the anthology Dance, Somatics, and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives, which she co-edited. Director of Somanaut Dance, Co-Director of Project Trans(m)it, Associate Editor of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities, and Board Member of Carolina Dancer Wellness, Weber is currently a Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland. www.somanautdance.com | www.projecttransmit.com

Research | Current

Research areas include:

• Somatic Practices 

• Dance Science and Psychology

• Cognition: Memory, Embodiment, and Creativity

• Creative Practice and Digital Technologies

• Dance Education and Pedagogy

• Practice as Research 

• Interdisciplinary Creative Practice

Teaching | Current

In addition to supervision at the Masters and Doctoral levels in Dance Studies, Becca currently teaches the following:

  • 322 Professional Practices
  • 110: Contemporary Dance and Choreography 1
  • 112: Dance Kinesiology
  • 222: Safe Dance Practices

Areas of expertise

Somatic Practices
Creativity and Cognition
Dance Science and Psychology
Choreographic Practice
Pedagogy and Dance Education
Creative Practice and Digital Technologies

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Academic Teaching and Learning

Health and Safety

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Weber, R., Mizanty, M., & Allen, L. (2017). Project Trans(m)it: creating dance collaboratively via technology – a best practices overview. Research in Dance Education, 18 (2), 116-134. 10.1080/14647893.2017.1354840

Contact details

Primary office location

BUILDING 113 - Bldg 113
Level 1, Room 104
New Zealand