Rebecca King

Corps de Ballet

Hometown:  San Ramon, California

Rebecca King was born and raised in Northern California. She received her ballet training from former San Francisco Ballet School Director and ABT dancer Richard Cammack, former ABT and SFB dancer Zola Dishong, former NYCB dancer Charles Anderson and former Royal Swedish Ballet dancer Katarina Wester at Contra Costa Ballet Centre in Walnut Creek, Calif. King spent two summers studying at San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Gloria Govrin. Her senior year in high school, she attended The Rock School in Philadelphia. After graduating in 2006, she moved to Miami to train at Miami City Ballet School.

King joined Miami City Ballet in 2007 as a company apprentice and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2008. Since then, she has worked with many of today’s most sought-after choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett and Justin Peck. She has danced in the majority of MCB’s Balanchine repertoire, as well as classical full-length ballets and contemporary works. Since 2010, she has served as a Company Representative on behalf of the dancers.

In 2010, she founded a dance blog,, which has enabled her to reach out to dancers and audience members from around the globe. In the summer of 2016, she launched a podcast, “Conversations on Dance,” with fellow MCB corps dancer Michael Sean Breeden. King is currently a guest faculty member of The Dance Academy of Stuart in Stuart, Fla.

*On leave for 2017/18 Season


Roles since joining MCB

George Balanchine
Allegro Brilliante
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ballet Imperial
Ballo della Regina
Bourrée Fantasque
Concerto Barocco
“Diamonds” from Jewels
Divertimento No. 15
“Emeralds” from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
La Sonnambula
La Source

La Valse
Raymonda Variations
“Rubies” from Jewels
Scotch Symphony
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Square Dance
Swan Lake, Act II
Symphony in C
Symphony in Three Movements
The Four Temperaments
Theme and Variations
Western Symphony
Who Cares?

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Justin Peck

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Fancy Free
The Concert
West Side Story Suite

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Company B
Mercuric Tidings

Twyla Tharp
Baker’s Dozen
Sweet Fields

“The Golden Section”

Christopher Wheeldon

Classical Repertoire
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

King has originated corps roles in Justin Peck’s Heatscape, Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances and Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic and Viscera.