Rebecca Davis is a classically trained ballerina and choreographer, and the founder and Executive Director of MindLeaps (formerly RDDC: Rebecca Davis Dance Company), an international, nonprofit organization based in New York City. She has studied dance since she was in elementary school, and she holds degrees in entrepreneurialism, international relations, and peacekeeping. She spent one essential but challenging year at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia studying dance and choreography, which made a significant difference in the way she sees the world, motivates herself and her students, and is able to do the difficult yet joyful work she does.