Rebecca Haseltine is dancing in her earliest memories. She put together a special major in college that combined dance, art, physics, and education. This is still the broad area of interest that underlies her work.
After performing professionally as a dancer for many years, Haseltine got a tiny art studio and began developing movement-based drawing. Over the years she deepened this practice through studies in Body-Mind Centering, a profound training in physiological awareness. Rebecca has taught classes in Body-Mind Centering and has maintained a private practice in somatic movement therapy since 1992. Studies in Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Bagua all influenced her perception of the body as more (or less) than physiology.
Haseltine has offered her Somatic Drawing classes and workshops in the Bay Area, Ireland, England, Holland, Germany, and Denmark. Haseltine taught art and movement integration at the Bridge School 1995 – 2006. The Bridge School was created in 1987 for children with severe physical and language impairment. The goal of the school is to equip the students with an array of communications strategies before transferring them into the general education system. Haseltine has a profound curiosity about language and communication for which drawing has been a means of investigation and experimentation.
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