Bekah Joy Howard is a NYC based dancer and choreographer originally from central Florida. Bekah received training in a wide variety of styles as a young dancer, and she continues to work for versatility in her movement and artistry. Since moving to NYC four years ago, Bekah has attended New York University, as well as completed Broadway Dance Center’s prestigious Professional Semester.
As a member of the Derek Mitchell Dance Company, BEings Dance, and Koin and Co Dancers, Bekah has performed in many dance festivals around NYC including Pushing Progress, the Giving Tree, and Brooklyn Dance Festival. In addition, Bekah has been featured as a dancer on the Today Show as well as an athlete in national commercials for K Factor Plus Resistance Bands. Bekah has also performed as a dancer with touring acapella group “Rockapella,” and in John Brown’s production of “Requiem for a Young Man” in Orlando, FL.
Bekah has been very lucky to train under some of today’s most sought-after creators. She has spent a great amount of time traveling with and assisting choreographers such as Derek Mitchell, Lane Napper, Emily Greenwell, and Emily Bufferd at various studios, workshops, and conventions across the nation.
Bekah’s own personal creations have been presented at Symphony Space, the Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theatre, the Huntington Avenue Theatre, and the Highline Ballroom. She has showcased pieces in the 2017 Young Choreographer’s Festival, Peridance’s APEX Showcase, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Jared Grime’s “Run the Night,” Shelly Hutchinson’s “New York Moves,” and a multitude of other benefits and events. Under the direction of her mentor Derek Mitchell, Bekah also has had the opportunity to choreograph and direct several marriage proposal and birthday flashmobs.
Presently, Bekah is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center’s Children and Teen Program, as well as Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy, and Ms. Doreen’s Fabulous Feet. She has had the opportunity to teach at the Peridance Capezio Center as well as lead “improv jams” for program students at Broadway Dance Center. She currently has new works in progress that can be seen in upcoming showcases. Through performance and choreography, Bekah has developed a passion for teaching and sharing, and hopes to spread creativity and light with everyone she gets the chance to connect to.