Artistic Director, Choreographer

Greenville, SC
United States

Bio

Bekah Spurgeon is a choreographer, and dance educator known for her dynamic and purposeful movement. She was privileged to gain versatile artistic development while performing both locally and abroad at a young age with Arts Evangelica. Bekah has trained extensively in ballet, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary from faculty of The Greensboro Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Edge Performing Arts Center, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, & Alonzo King Lines Ballet.

Bekah holds a degree in Dance and Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, danced professionally for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats' dance team, and received a scholarship and training from the American Dance Festival at Duke University.

Filled with a deeper understanding of the art form, she moved to Los Angeles and performed with multiple theatre dance companies and worked professionally in TV & Film. Bekah has appeared as a featured dancer on "One Tree Hill", and industrials for Sony, and Nintendo Wii's Dance Dance Revolution among others. She also had the privilege of working with Emmy Award-winning choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo as a dancer on multiple episodes of FOX TV's "MOBBED."

As an artist with the Art Of Elysium, Bekah choreographed the 2011 Girl Talk program, a self-esteem workshop established at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help young girls (ages 8-18) who have facial disfigurement and scarring. She also taught as a guest artist for Los Angeles County public school systems and as a dance therapist with The Los Angeles Braille Institute.

In 2013, she had the opportunity to use dance as a universal language and healing ministry during a year long missions trip with her husband during their time in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, and Ireland.

Bekah's versatile experience in dance education, theatre performance, and commercial work aids her in creating memorable choreography for dance companies/studios, events, and brand representation. More than just a form of expression, dance is a tool Bekah uses to build confidence and mentor the youth in her community, challenging them to exceed their perceived capabilities.

Bekah currently lives in Greenville, SC with her adventurous husband and energetic kids. She is currently completing her Youth Protection Advocates in Dance Certification (YPAD) and continues to adjudicate, choreograph and teach master classes locally and across the nation.