Born in Norfolk, Rebekah grew up on a farm with
her family, two cows, various sheep and many chickens.
She would regularly attend the theatre, often to see Eastern Angles Theatre Company. She believes their simple low tech techniques of telling humanistic stories still influences her work today.
In 2005, Rebekah migrated North to Yorkshire to study acting at degree level. The course focused on devising and writing and substantiated her passion for creating original work.
After graduating she co-founded Chotto Ookii Theatre Company. With them she devised and performed in two productions, both of which toured nationally. In 2006, they were awarded The Total Theatre Best Newcomers Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Shortly after this Rebekah focussed her training and practice on puppet making and manipulation, and today she lives in Leeds, and works as a puppet maker, devisor and performer with Odd Doll Theatre of Puppetry as well as devising and creating solo performances.
Rebekah is due to complete her Masters in Creative Practice in the Summer of 2015 and has taken the role of associate lecturer in puppetry and related arts at Leeds College of Art. As part of her academic research the studies the synergy of manipulation and sound and puppetry as an interdisciplinary art form, regularly pioneering and participating in cross disciplinary collaboration.
Rebekah regularly combines her skills in theatre and puppetry delivering education projects working with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet, Opera North, Leeds Refugee Forum and HRM Armley.