Rebecca M Frost

Rebecca Frost is a registered somatic movement therapist, writer and playwright. Lifelong dancer and performer, Rebecca co-founded the popular Dancers Who Write reading series, won the Verve Spoken Word grant, and as a co-creator of the Women’s Performance Project was the beneficiary of two McKnight Fellowships in Choreography. Since 2016 she’s taught Body-Mind Centering in the Dance and Theater Department, and assisted teaching the Articulate Body course. She taught Writing and Emotional Currency at The Loft Literary Center, body-sourced writing at Shakopee Women’s Prison, and experiential anatomy to medical students through the University of Minnesota Medical School where she served on the Cultural Competence Subcommittee. There she consulted with the medical school department heads on the Primary Care Education Committee charged with making overall curriculum recommendations for body-mind education. In 2001 she was invited to testify to the White House Commission on Alternative and Complementary Medicine Policy. Rebecca served on the Joint Government Relations Committee of the Federation of Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork & Somatic Practice Organizations, as the Regulatory Liaison of the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA), drafting and brokering national regulatory language for the somatic field. She currently serves on the AMTA’s bill drafting subcommittee as the representative for ISMETA in MN. She did postgraduate study in Composition Theory & Pedagogy and serves in numerous roles in conflict resolution, mediation, restorative justice and circle keeping. Rebecca has a deep practice engaging community to create improvisatory vessels that encourage inquiry into racial justice and equity. Her award winning poetry and prose are published in anthologies and journals. Passion for consciousness and its manifestations, from the cellular to the ancestral, the artistic to the ecosystemic, drives her.

Educational Background & Specialties


  • Somatic Movement Therapy
  • Playwriting
  • Dance
Courses Taught
  • DNCE 3337: Body-Mind Centering
  • McKnight Fellowship