Cleveland dance company hires ’14 graduate


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Rebecca Burcher, a 2014 Slippery Rock University  dance major, has been named school coordinator for The Dancing Wheels Dance Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. 

The School of Dancing Wheels, which Burcher will lead, is a multi-arts school with an outreach program that serves students of all ages, origins, physical, sensory and intellectual abilities.

"I am thrilled to have been offered this position and cannot wait to begin," Burcher said. "I am very thankful for the education I received at Slippery Rock University and feel incredibly prepared to take on this exciting and demanding position."  

Burcher received the 2014 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The award recognizes the State System's top student.