Rebecca Brancato Barragan graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance. From there she moved to NYC where, on her first audition, she landed a role in the European tour of West Side Story. A highlight of her career was performing at La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy. She has performed in over 40 cities worldwide including Lebanon, Munich, Tokyo, and Paris. She has also been blessed to tour the nation with the Broadway National Tour of West Side Story. Some of her favorite roles have been Anita (West Side Story) and Cha Cha (Grease).
While living in NYC, Rebecca danced professionally with a rhythm dance company and was seen during the Tony Awards dancing in a commercial for Broadway.com. Here in LA, she performed with Kenny Loggins as a tap percussionist on an album and music video. Rebecca has created competitive choreography and has been a choreographer for numerous musicals such as Singing in the Rain and 42 nd St. She continues to have a passion for teaching and choreographing and encourages her dancers to be well rounded with a balance of technique and performance quality.
She believes it is her responsibility to enlighten and inspire her students to rise to a level beyond a dream and to make them a reality.
As a teacher, Kathy has brought her Audition Boot Camp to students of all ages across the country and currently is a professor for the BFA program at Hussian College in Los Angeles. Other top theatre programs have invited her to work with their best and brightest, including UCLA, Pace University, University of Hartford and her Alma mater, Wagner College. Her private voice clients include young professionals on TV and Broadway.