Becky Wright Phillips is a former associate professor and current adjunct faculty member in the BYU Department of Dance. She holds an MFA from the University of Utah in Choreography. Her choreographic works have been performed in Thailand, Morocco, the Philippines, Korea, South Africa, Botswana, India and many other countries by the BYU Dancers’ Company, the BYU Young Ambassadors, the Belize National Dance Company, and the Sacred Dance Guild. While artistic director of the BYU Dancers’ Company, the company was selected to perform in the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Ms. Phillips had the privilege of playing a large role in choreographing for the LDS church’s, Light of the World, performed in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She has choreographed many musicals at BYU, for the Jackson Hole Playhouse, and the Scera Shell and other regional theatres.
She has presented her academic research on dance and identity issues at national and international conferences and has published in several major journals. Ms. Phillips currently serves on the advisory board for SALT, and has served on the board of several organizations such as the Utah Dance Education Organization, UAPHERD, and as part of the Advisory Council for the Utah Arts Council Dance Arts Program.
In her early career, she was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, Columbia College Dance Center, and artistic director of the UC Dancers. She performed professionally with The Chicago Moving Company and was part of Urban Gateways, bringing the arts to inner city public schools. However, her greatest and most rewarding creative endeavor is raising her three children, Coulsen, Kelsey, and Connor with her husband Michael.