Becky Hill

OneBeat 2018 Fellow

Foot Percussionist

Ashland City, United States

Becky Hill is an accomplished and highly sought after foot-percussionist, Appalachian square dance caller, and choreographer based in Ashland City. Becky apprenticed with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Rhythm in Shoes, and has studied with an array of percussive dance luminaries. Together with noted folklorist Gerry Milnes, she produced a documentary film on West Virginia dance traditions, Reel ‘Em Boys, Reel ‘Em. She performs regularly with the T-Mart Rounders, an Appalachian old-time percussive dance trio, and Good Foot Dance Company. In November 2017, she directed and danced in her first full-length music and dance work inspired by Appalachian traditions, Shift. As an avid organizer and teacher of folk traditions, Rebecca’s work is deeply rooted in the connections between music and community.