MindLeaps in the Media

In the News
March 20, 2023 Rebecca Davis interviewed by the newsletter concept media Be-Roll about MindLeaps (Article
March 5, 2023 Live television coverage from the Jim Bell Center in Rwanda Isango TV
February 28, 2023 Apollo Levine’s video diary when in Conakry, Guinea, with MindLeaps Youtube Diary
February 25, 2023 Instagram story capturing the inauguration of MindLeaps new center in Guinea Instagram Highlight
February 25, 2023 Local press reporting about the inauguration of MindLeaps new center; Mosaiqueguinee.com, Lerevelateur224.com, VisionGuinee.info, Guineelive.com & MediaGuinee.org
February 8, 2023 Press Release: Building Communities Through the Arts in Guinea & the United States Press Release in PDF
April 21, 2022 Rwanda Journal 2022: A Mystical Journey Part Three
The Virgin Islands Source
April 21, 2022 Episode 77 – MindLeaps: Dancing Toward Academics with Rebecca Davis
Choose Different Podcast with Christy Neal
August 29, 2021 Episode 108: MindLeaps
Stages Podcast with Stephanie J. Block and Marylee Fairbanks
August 26, 2021 Artists explore dance’s power in war and peace
South African Jewish Report
July 8, 2021 HarmonyTALK with Dreamer Rebecca Davis HarmonyTALK
June 27, 2021 EP0030 Global Ballet Video Interview with Rebecca Davis and Bashir Karenzi Ballet Rising
June 15, 2021 MindLeaps Uses Dance To Support Marginalized Children Across Africa Ballet Rising
April 8, 2021 Let’s Talk Dance! Episode 5 with Rebecca Davis, Founder and Director of MindLeaps Let’s Talk Dance with Virginia Lensi
February 23, 2021 Fulbright Stories – A Foundation For The Future – Rebecca Davis – Russia 2004 and The Crimea 2012 Fulbright Association
June 16, 2020 Rebecca Davis & North Macedonia Dancer Valjeta Zaneli on Dite e re National Morning Show AlsatM Television | Dite e re
June 13, 2020 Rebecca Davis, Bashir Karenzi, and Shpetim Latifi discuss “Peaceful Rhythms” TV21 | Patel
June 11, 2020 Swapping finance for ballet: A dancer’s passion for the art
The New Times
June 8, 2020 All of America: MindLeaps Partners with Rwandan Families US Embassy in Rwanda
June 5, 2020 MindLeaps Student Ally Thanks Misty Copeland in Dear… Apple TV | Dear… Misty Copeland
October 2018 For two young Rwandan brothers, the offer of free dance classes was simply too tempting to turn down. Hacking Finance | All the Right Moves
September 25, 2018 Interview with Misty Copeland on her recent visit to Rwanda The Guardian | How Misty Copeland Is Empowering At-Risk Youth Through Dance
August 23, 2018 Introduction to Misty Copeland’s Vlog of recent trip to Rwanda with MindLeaps Pointe Magazine | Watch Misty Copeland’s Vlogs From Her Most Recent Trip to Rwanda with MindLeaps
July 28, 2018 Humanitarian: The “We Help” Foundation Donates To The Nongo Rehabilitation Center (French press) 224infos | Humanitaire : La Fondation «We Help» Fait Un Don Au Centre De Réinsertion De Nongo
February 8, 2018 Remarks by Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles at MindLeaps Girls Lead Performance U.S. Embassy Rwanda | Remarks by Ambassador Erica Barks-Ruggles at MindLeaps Girls Lead Performance
January 28, 2018 Over 20 young people performed dance routines in a recent event organised by MindLeaps Rwanda The East African | MindLeaps Rwanda seeks to empower youth
January 19, 2018 The United States Ambassador to Rwanda has urged the country’s girls to engage themselves in education iRwanda24 | US Ambassador urged Rwandan girls to prepare become tomorrow leaders
December, 2017 Rebecca Davis Speaks with Aduna World about Mindleaps Aduna World | Mindleaps: Transforming Lives With The Power Of Dance
April 26, 2017 Roswell dance theatre company director teaches dance in Uganda Herald Newspaper | Tracey Vogt shares her talent with MindLeaps to change lives through dance
April 20, 2017 Dancing to Rwanda: Wyckoff bat mitzvah girl goes to Africa to help street kids find life & hope New Jersey | The Jewish Standard | Times of Israel U.S.
March 16, 2017 Rwandan Kids defying the odds through dance CNN International – CNN Africa | MindLeaps model for peace through the Arts
February 19, 2017 Guinea’s national television station, RTG, reports on the joint efforts of NGO MindLeaps (USA) to distribute 13,000 pairs of shoes RTG – Guinea National Television | MindLeaps Distribution de 13,000 paires de chaussures
February 2, 2017 MindLeaps, an international NGO working to decrease number of street-kids in Africa through Arts and Dance The Huffington Post US | “I Never Imagined Using Dance To Reach Street Kids.”
August 24, 2016 MindLeaps Provides an Opportunity for Street Children in Rwanda to Develop Cognitive Skills Necessary for School and Jobs United 4 Good Magazine | MindLeaps Dance Methodology in Rwanda, Guinea & Bosnia
July 11, 2016 MindLeaps et Hope of Guinea lancent un camp d’été pour la jeunesse défavorisée (French Press) Mediaguinee.com | Camp d’ete STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering- Arts and Mathematics)
July 7, 2016 MindLeaps et Hope of Guinea s’unissent pour une colonie de vacance en Guinée (French Press) Guineenouvelle.com | Colonie de vacance STEAM a l’ecole Hamdoulaye
May 16, 2016 Temple University BBA Alumna profile of Rebecca Davis Fox Focus Magazine | Fox School of Business | Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, Dancer
April 9, 2016 Interview of MindLeaps’ Founder and Executive Director Rebecca Davis Nectar News | MindLeaps Rebecca Davis Interview
November 25, 2015 Dancer Misty Copeland Discusses Joining the MindLeaps Mission to Help Street Children In Rwanda Huffington Post Live | Misty Copeland Is Helping To Bring Dance Lessons To Rwandan Kids
November 25, 2015 ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland Launches MindLeaps Girls Program and Scholarship for Disadvantaged Young Women in Rwanda Pointe | Misty Copeland Launches Girls Program, Scholarship in Rwanda
November 15, 2015 MindLeaps Provides an Opportunity for Street Children in Rwanda to Develop Cognitive Skills Necessary for School and Jobs The New Times | MindLeaps Rwanda: Giving street kids a new lease of life
May 14, 2015 MindLeaps Founder Rebecca Davis Awarded Dance Studio Life’s “Generous Heart” Award Dance Studio Life | The Second Annual Dance Studio Life “Generous Heart” Awards
January 1, 2015 Dance Studio Life Cover Piece Profiles the Education Mission of MindLeaps Dance Studio Life | An artistic director does good by kids in genocide’s aftermath
December 2014 MindLeaps Allows Street Children to Learn in a Safe Environment Where They Feel In Control Project M | You can’t save the world with dance. But you can dance your way to a better life.
October 22, 2014 United Nations Association Film Festival Shows Documentary Short “Dance Up From The Streets”; The Film Highlights how MindLeaps Helps Street Children Realize Their Dreams United Nations Association Film Festival | Dance Up From the Street
August 7, 2014 Pan African Film Festival Shows Documentary Short “Dance Up From The Streets”; The Film Highlights how MindLeaps Helps Street Children Realize Their Dreams Pan African Film Festival | Dance Up From the Street
April 2014 Broadway Performer LaMar Baylor Shares His Love of Dance with Street Children in Rwanda as Ambassador for RDDC Dance Magazine & Dance Teacher Magazine: STUDIO TALK | Reaching Out
February 2, 2014 Broadway Dancer LaMar Baylor Teaches Dance to Street Children in Rwanda as an Ambassador for     RDDC Voice of America | Dance Offers Path to Education for Street Children, Orphans
January 14, 2014 LaMar Baylor, of Broadway’s “The Lion King”, Travels to Rwanda as New Cultural Ambassador for the Rebecca Davis Dance Company The Dance Journal | Broadway Dancer LaMar Baylor Travels to Rwanda as New Cultural Ambassador for the Rebecca Davis Dance Company
January 8, 2014 Sydney Skov Explains Origins of RDDC Education Program in Rwanda Living in Kigali | Good Cause: Rebecca Davis Dance Company
January 7, 2014 Broadway Performer LaMar Baylor Travels to Rwanda to Continue His Mission as RDDC Ambassador The Service Mag | Broadway Dance in Kigali
December 20, 2013 RDDC Ambassador and Professional Dancer LaMar Baylor Initiates Scholarship Fund to Send Street Child to Boarding School Broad Street Review | Dancer wants to help kids in Rwanda
November 28, 2013 RDDC Ambassador LaMar Baylor Revisits Program in Rwanda to to Continue Education for Students and Teachers Rwanda Focus | Off The Streets, Onto the Dance Floor
October 2013 Rebecca Davis Dance Company Uses Dance to Affect Change for Street Children Dance Teacher Magazine | Using Dance to Effect Change
May 4, 2011 Rebecca Davis Dance Company Uses Dance as a Catalyst for Community Rebuilding and Development in Post-Conflict Countries Fox School of Business, Temple University | Fox grad patches broken communities, one pirouette at a time
April 5, 2011 RDDC Opens the 2011 Human Rights Defenders Forum at The Carter Center Human Rights Defenders Forum | Rebecca Davis Dance Company
February 2, 2010 Founder Rebecca Davis Receives Carl Wilkens Anti-Genocide Fellowship Genocide Intervention Network | Philadelphia Local Receives Prestigious Anti-Genocide Fellowship
January 2010 Rebecca Davis Shares an Excerpt of Her Service Trip to Bosnia with Global Perspectives Global Perspectives | Fox School Grad Does More Than Business in Bosnia
Oct – Dec 2009 Rebecca Davis and RDDC’s Mission Profiled by Save Darfur Save Darfur | Save Darfur’s Creative Community: Rebecca Davis
January 29, 2009 Rebecca Davis Speaks with Metro Philadelphia About RDDC Ballet “Greed: The Tale of Enron” Metro Philadelphia | American Dreamer: Rebecca Davis Dance Company Tackles the Drama of Enron
April 30, 2004 The Philadelphia Business Journal Highlights Rebecca Davis as an Example of Entrepreneurship in the Arts Philadelphia Business Journal | Within Dancer’s Steps, Backers see Possibilities for Economic Growth


Radio & Television
Speaking Engagements
  • January 25, 2022 – Nathan M. Clark Speaker Series at the Wilmington Friends School in Wilmington, Delaware https://youtu.be/iBGeb29PonU
  • December 9, 2021 – Padua Academy in Wilmington, Delaware
  • August 17, 2021 – Stories of Peace and Resistance through Dance, Conference at the Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre
  • March 23, 2021 – Temple University’s Global Dialogue: Race & Access in World Education on Tuesday, March 23rd. Speakers included Vedaste Ndayambaje and Nadia Isimbi from MindLeaps Rwanda and Vesna Jovikj from MindLeaps North Macedonia
  • July 17, 2020 – Ubumuntu Arts Festival Panel Discussion: Arts & Resiliency. Panelists included Reggie Van Lee, MindLeaps International Trainer Royce Zackery and MindLeaps Artistic Coordinator LaMar Baylor, with Rebecca Davis moderating.
  • February 12, 2019 – World Bank’s Human Development Week
  • September 19, 2019 – Opening Session, Segal Family Foundation Conference in New Jersey
  • November 4, 2018 – Keynote Speaker, Gratitude Network Soiree, San Ramon, CA
  • November 17, 2017 – Governors School for The Arts and Humanities, South Carolina
  • November 5, 2017 – Fulbright Alumni Association Conference, Washington, DC
  • October 23, 2017 – Eisenhower Middle’s School’s  “Respect, Reflect and Resiliency” Day  in New Jersey
  • On September 28, 2017 –  Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Rebecca Davis and MindLeaps Researcher Dr. Janelle Junkin presented, Washington DC
  • September 26, 2017 –  World Bank’s brown bag lunch series,  Rebecca Davis and Dr. Janelle Junkin discussed the MindLeaps methodology, impact evaluation and research, as well as plans for scaling, Washington DC
  • September 18, 2017 –  Segal Family Foundation Conference, Panel discussion on data, M&E, and digitization, New Jersey