Choreographer

Though drawing on her passion to respond to social cultural themes Rachael’s works fuse theatre, film, music, fine art and appear in theatres and non-conventional spaces.

Director

Rachael began her directing journey in 2013 when she became a recipient of the Pitch It award from the London Hub of Sustained Theatre.

Working Globally

Artistic director Rachael Nanyonjo has worked in Germany and Uganda teaching dance workshops and developing new partnerships and projects.

Teaching & Workshops

Rachel works as a visiting lecturing of dance and choreography. She has taught choreography B.A. at Middlesex University in addition to lecturing on modules professional development/ studies, dance citizenship at Roehampton University and Middlesex University.

Movement Director

Rachael consults with music artists, theatre companies, directors, writers during rehearsals and outside as a movement director. She is brought in to stage plays, create movement sequences and collaborate with these artists on devising and narrating their stories.

Blogger

Rachael Nanyonjo has been writing for over five years she develop her written skills as young intern for BBC London and went on to write arts features for Londondance.com, Roundhouse, Imaginadium, Pride Magazine.

ABOUT ME

Rachael graduated from Roehampton University with a BA Honors in Dance Studies and formed Kansaze Dance Theatre in 2011 to create innovative contemporary dance physical theatre that responds to socio-cultural and political themes through collaborating with different art forms. Rachael works as a choreographer, teacher, movement director and assistant director.

Rachael has worked with the Young Vic, National Theatre, East London Dance, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Big Dance, BBC (working titles films), Sky Arts and is a visiting lecturer teaching choreography at Middlesex University. Rachel gained a Masters in choreography from Middlesex University 2012, and is a 2015 British Council and Arts Council England international development fund recipient to undertake a research, development and documentation project with Ugandan-based Tabu Flo Dance Company.

Commissions include Dance East HOST Festival 2016, Ballet Boys Ignition Festival 2014 & Roehampton University Third Row Dance Company 2013. Achievements include a recipient of Dance UK’s Mentoring Programme 2013/14 & London Hub’s ‘Pitch It!’ bursary 2013.

Shortlists include: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographic Award & Choreographic Captures (2011)

COFFEE BREAK PODCAST

Politics of Art with Rachael Nanyonjo: Episode 7

Rachael is London based choreographer, teacher, movement director and assistant director. She is the founder and artistic director of Kansaze Dance Theatre and in this interview we will find out about this this Trailblazer fellow’s journey into dance, her passion for...
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The Rationale Method with Nathan Geering: Episode 6

Nathan is a Sheffield based choreographer, dancer and Artistic Director of Rationale Theatre Company, is currently exploring how psychology can help enhance visually impaired audience’s experience of hip hop theatre . He has worked in the UK and toured internationally...
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S.T.U.P.I.D with Yami ‘Rowdy’ Löfvenberg Episode 5

  Yami ‘Rowdy’ Löfvenberg is UK’s First Lady of Funk has over 19 years’ experience in Streetdance and Funkstyles as a dance artist, teacher and hip hop theatre creator. In this interview we will find out about this Trailblazer fellow’s journey into dance and why...
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“Having no fear” with Mbulelo Ndabeni Episode 4

  Mbulelo Ndabeni Is South African born London-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, movement director and artistic director at N’da dance. In this interview we find out about his amazing career as a dancer for companies such as Rambert, Matthew Bourne , having...
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Living Fierce, Fabulous and Free Ft. Vicki Igbokwe Episode 3

Living Fierce, Fabulous and Free. Check out Creative Coffee Break episode 4 hosted by Rachael Nanyonjo featuring Vicki Igbokwe choreographer, empowerment coach producer and much more. She talks about her journey into dance, empowerment coaching, Uchenna Dance, new...
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Making The Arts Accessible Ft.Ann Akin Episode 2

This second episode of creative coffee break features Ann Akin actress, director, writer and just a boss sharing her journey in the arts industry. We talk about race, gender, mental health and being a woman in business. Ann Founded Harts Theatre Company with a...
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Ugandan Folk Tales & Music. Ft Giovanni Kremer Kiying Episode 1

My lovely interview in Uganda with the super talented Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi a Ugandan folk singer-songwriter and world music artist. Who is also a member of Safari Santuri....
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